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News Briefs - Saturday, Aug. 17

Local partners receive development grant

BEMIDJI -- Rural Minnesota CEP, Northwest Technical College, Bemidji Adult Basic Education and area businesses received a FastTRAC Work Force Development Grant to implement the Minnesota Adult Career Pathway in Healthcare.

The program offers individuals multiple opportunities to explore health care careers and to academically prepare to become employed.

Funding was provided by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development. The offering is free and class size is limited. The first class will begin in September.

For more information, contact the WorkForce Center at 333-8200.

BGC collects school supplies

BEMIDJI -- The Boys and Girls Club of the Bemidji Area is partnered with The Caring Tree and other local businesses to collect school supplies through Monday.

Backpacks, pencils, pens, crayons, scissors, erasers, college-ruled notebooks, calculators, binders, glue sticks and folders are all needed.

Supplies can be dropped off at other partnering businesses including Bemidji Chiropractic, Elite Performance and Fitness, Roger's Wireless, RP Broadcasting, Inc. and the Club.

Lisa Kampmeier and Justin Cox of Elite Performance and Fitness will host a free workout session 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Sept. 7 at the Boys & Girls Club of the Bemidji Area for anyone who donates school supplies.

New certificate programs offered at NTC

BEMIDJI -- New manufacturing technology certificates are available at Northwest Technical College in the fields of production technologies, machine technologist, automation technologies and welding technology.

Tuition for the course is $199 per credit plus applicable fees and the cost of books and supplies.

Students interested in the programs should contact the NTC admissions office or visit

Tickets on sale for 'The Price is Right'

BEMIDJI -- Tickets are now on sale for "The Price is Right: Live Stage Show" that is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Oct. 13 at the Sanford Center, 1111 Event Center Drive in Bemidji.

Tickets vary in price range from $30, $40 or $50.

Tickets can be purchased at, by calling (800) 745-3000, by visiting both Lueken's Village Food stores or the Bob Lowth Ford Pickup Windows at the Sanford Center.