Minnesota placed third among all 50 states for overall health according to the latest edition of America's Health Rankings, a nation-wide comparative health index sponsored by the United Health Foundation (UHF) in partnership with the American Public Health Association and Partnership for Prevention. This is the second straight year Minnesota has placed third in the annual rankings.
Former Harlem Globetrotter at Pequot Lakes High School on Friday Seth Franco, a former Harlem Globetrotter, will talk about his adventures and overcoming adversity at Pequot Lakes High School. Franco has spoken in schools throughout the U.S.
The U.S. Department of Labor announced that Central lakes College will receive a grant of $3.7 million as part of the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training Grant (TAACCCT) Program.
Grant dollars flowing into Central Lakes College are going to help veterans and displaced workers train for good-paying manufacturing jobs. The U.S.
Students who enjoyed a day off from school last week as a result of heavy snowfall last Wednesday won't lose a day of learning, with the Brainerd School Board approving a recommendation to use April 9 - a day off designated to be used in case of school cancellations - as a make-up day.The board, with the exception of member Reed Campbell who was absent, unanimously moved to have school in session April 9 in replacement of the day off last Wednesday.
Two candidates recently filed for Brainerd's Ward 1 seat and for the at-large seat. The candidates are Dave Pritschet for Ward 1 and David Colvin for one of two at-large seats.
? Borkenhagen front runner for at-large seat on Brainerd City Council along with incumbent KoepChip Borkenhagen took an early lead and maintained it through midnight Tuesday, with six of the nine precincts reported for an at-large seat with the Brainerd City Council.At that time, Borkenhagen drew 26.4 percent of the votes, 1,806 votes, with current Brainerd City Council President Mary Koep also retaining for an at-large seat, coming in behind Borkenhagen with 1,354 votes.
Brainerd City Council is mixing in some new blood following Tuesday's election, with Chip Borkenhagen taking an at-large seat alongside current council president, Mary Koep, who was re-elected to the second open at-large seat.
One more Brainerd City Council meeting on Dec. 17 is all that remains between what some may say is an old and new council.
The U.S. Department of Education awarded Central Lakes College a grant for the Trio Student Support Services program.The $242,000 grant will ensure continuation of the program at CLC for 180 students through the Higher Education Act, Title IV, and Trio programs. The grant period is 2010-2015, according to Megan Olson, an adviser in the CLC program. She said the grant was first awarded to the college in September of 2001. Since then, more than 1,000 students have obtained support available to those eligible to receive it.
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