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Alexander Duran, 12, of Willmar, left, takes direction Tuesday from Dustin Zieske, an instructor at Ridgewater College, on how to decal a car. Duran is participating in a local program that offers students in the fifth through eighth grades insight into college. Tribune photo by Gary Miller

Ridgewater summer camp gives kids a taste of college

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t's like going to college for a week, said Cole Melin as he prepared to paint flames on a small sheet of metal at the Ridgewater College Summer Camp. Cole and five other boys followed directions Tuesday from Ridgewater College instructor Dustin Zieske as he showed them how to sand the shiny finish they'd applied to their sheets the day before.


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Linda Vanderwerf

I cover education issues for the West Central Tribune and have worked for the paper since 1995. I have worked in journalism since 1981.

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