Category: —School News – KKIN/KFGI/KLKS/WWWI

CLC hosting holiday music events Wednesday, December 8th

By Paul Vold (12/3/21) (Brainerd, MN) — Central Lakes College in Brainerd will be in a holiday, festive mood with a pair of musical events on Wednesday, December 8th. Community members are invited to participate in CLC’s Tuba Christmas show at the college. Anyone is welcome to bring their instrument and join in on…
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December 2, 2021 0

Aitkin Superintendent Dan Stifter gives updates on COVID numbers, CRT, enrollment

By Paul Vold (12/2/21) (Aitkin, MN) — Our monthly conversation with Aitkin Public Schools Superintendent Dan Stifter, many topics including COVID, CRT, and enrollment following the successful passing of the Capital Projects Levy in early November. Immediate needs and priorities are being gathered across the district for funding from the Levy, according to Stifter.…
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December 1, 2021 0

Northland Foundation award KIDS PLUS Youth in Philanthropy grants

By Paul Vold (12/1/21) (Minnesota) — The Northland Foundation recently awarded six grants in October thanks in part for the 2021-22 KIDS PLUS Youth in Philanthropy Board with the purpose of community engagement and volunteerism. Youth in Philanthropy offers an avenue for young people to gain board and grantmaking experience with the Board consisting…
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November 30, 2021 0

Hudda Ibrahim to present for CLC Cultural Thursday program

By Paul Vold (11/29/21) (Brainerd, MN) — Central Lakes College and the Office of Equity and Diversity will have author and educator Hudda Ibrahim speak on Somali culture and customs for their December 2nd Cultural Thursday program. Ibrahim is a Somali refugee whose family fled her war-torn homeland in 1991 and eventually settled in…
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November 28, 2021 0

CLC Foundation Scholarships awarded to local students

By Paul Vold (11/25/21) (Brainerd, MN) — The Central Lakes College Foundation this fall awarded and distributed a total of $167,846 to local students for scholarships for the Fall 2021 semester. Local students from Aitkin, Baxter, Brainerd, Breezy Point, Crosby, Crosslake, Deerwood, Fifty Lakes, Garrison, Hillman, Ironton, Isle, McGregor, Merrifield, Nisswa, Onamia, Pequot Lakes,…
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November 24, 2021 0

McGregor School Board approves Activity Bus, new personnel from November 22nd meeting

By Paul Vold (11/24/21) (McGregor, MN) — The McGregor School Board did move forward with personnel hirings and updates to upcoming contracts during their regular meeting from the High School Library Monday night. Following an audit presentation, the Board did approve donations from he McGregor Lions Club totaling $22,000 for school t-shirts, boys and…
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November 23, 2021 0

Aitkin Superintendent Stifter talks CPL passing, future

By Paul Vold (11/22/21) (Aitkin, MN) — Just under 3 weeks have passed since voters in Aitkin County helped pass the Capital Projects Levy that will help the Aitkin Public School District stabilize their current needs and push towards future projects. We spoke to Aitkin Superintendent Dan Stifter how the community received the message…
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November 22, 2021 0

Aitkin School Board discusses Curriculum Committee, Vaccine mandates during November 15th meeting

By Paul Vold (11/18/21) (Aitkin, MN) — The Aitkin School Board did review old business concerning Critical Race Theory, forming a new committee, a letter of COVID vaccine mandates among other topics during their regular meeting from the High Media Center Monday night. Following the Public Comment Period where residents brought their stances on…
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November 17, 2021 0

Pillager Schools Update 11-16

By: Ben Aberg (11/17/21) Pillager, MN — Following Monday’s School Board meeting, Pillager Schools Superintendent Mike Malmberg discussed a range of topics, starting with World’s Best Workforce public meeting. He discussed the test scores and comparisons to state average. Another update is that there will be a new football coach next season. Superintendent Malmberg…
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November 17, 2021 0

Central Lakes College student voting up nearly 10-percent

By Paul Vold (11/15/21) (Brainerd, MN) — Central Lakes College in Brainerd reported that voting among students on their campus increased nearly 10 percent during last year’s presidential election. The numbers conclude that voting raised up to 70 percent in 2020 from a rate of 61 percent in 2016. Prior to the 2020 election…
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November 14, 2021 0