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CLC to participate in sexual assault awareness campaign

Central Lakes College’s Diversity Club is participating in the “Say No to Violence Against Women" campaign, in partnership with the Zonta Club of Brainerd.

During the 10-day campaign Monday-Friday from Nov. 28 to Dec. 9, Diversity Club students and a Zonta Club member will be in the South Hall in front of the Brainerd campus cafeteria from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. They will be handing out information resources about sexual assault, informing students of CLC's 1B1 policy on harassment, and asking students to pin an orange ribbon on themselves to support the cause.

They will also have several lifesized banners on display, which are a product from nursing students from Jamestown University. The students wrote common myths about sexual assault on the white boards and wore white masks. The banners also include statistics and facts about sexual assault.

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Manhattan Beach City Council highlights

The Manhattan Beach City Council met Monday, Nov. 1, and according to unapproved, draft meeting minutes the meeting lasted just 11 minutes.

In addition to the regular business of paying the bills and approving last month’s meeting minutes, the council heard that the flag at city hall would be flown at half staff until the next city meeting in respect of Curt Wannebo, a resident who passed away.

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Crow Wing Highway Dept. to begin storm cleanup in Crosslake, Ideal

Crow Wing County maintenance work crews will be cutting and chipping trees that fell from the snowstorm on various county roads the first half of the week.

Once the storm related tree cleanup is complete county maintenance crews will begin brush and tree removal in county road right of ways on County Road 159, in Nokay Lake Township between County Road 8 and Nokay Hall Road and on County Road 103, in the City of Crosslake and Ideal Township between County Road 3 and County Road 39. Smaller brush will be chipped at the site. Larger trees will be cut and placed at the back of the road right of way for the property owners.

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Rock in the Holidays

Rock and Roll Christmas Show at Cragun’s Centre
What do Led Zeppelin, Jethro Tull, Janis Joplin and Santa Claus have in common? They’re all part of the Rock and Roll Christmas Show (RRXS). For the eighth consecutive year, the holiday season will be raucously kicked off when the RRXS show hits the stage for one show only, Friday, December 16 at 7:30 p.m. in the Centre at Cragun’s Resort. A social hour begins at 6:30. As part of the Central Lakes Community Performing Arts Center’s Cultural Arts Series, it’s a show that series producer Patrick Spradlin calls “something you have to see to believe.”

“When I was first approached about presenting this show, I was skeptical,” said Spradlin. “I mean, ‘The Little Drummer Boy’ played in the style of the surfer song ‘Wipeout’? I couldn’t imagine it.”

Skepticism was quickly replaced by awe, according to Spradlin, when he saw the show at the Pioneer Place in St. Cloud. “I’d never been to a show where two things that were so familiar to me - Christmas songs and the stylings of particular rock bands - were blended to create something so incredible. I was sold after the third song.”

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