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RIDGEWATER COLLEGE

More than 700 Ridgewater College students, including online students, were eligible to walk in commencements in Hutchinson and Willmar on May 12-13.
Meat-cutting programs at Ridgewater College in Willmar and Central Lakes Community College in Staples are receiving a boost in the form of a $2.9 million grant to the Farmers Union Federation of St. Paul. The grant will assist in purchasing mobile meat slaughtering and processing equipment for both programs.
Warriors can earn their first regional berth since 2016 with some wins
Breann Wozniak and Kari Slinden were honored by the Minnesota State college system for their teaching excellence.

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Prairie Winds Concert Band, the Prairie Arts Chorale and Ridgewater College Theatre will all take the stage throughout the weekend to entertain.
Ridgewater College has developed a new Ag Industry Partner Sponsorship Program, partnering with 29 agribusiness partners in the area.
Exhibits on display in the next month
Ridgewater College in Willmar and the Lower Sioux Indian Community in Morton will each receive a $1.5 million state grant to improve their facilities to provide economic development and job opportunities for underserved populations.
A job fair organized by the Kandiyohi County and City of Willmar Economic Development Commission and other partners will be in-person from noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 6, at Ridgewater College in Willmar.
Exhibits on display in the next month

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The weekly Around Our Region calendar of events is published Wednesdays. Submissions may be emailed to news@wctrib.com with “Around our Region” in the subject line at least a week in advance.
A non-credit course at Ridgewater College will teach the fundamentals of journalism, communication, public speaking and multimedia to a small group of bilingual community members. The goal is those participants will be able to take those skills and use them to keep their communities better informed on what is happening in Willmar.
David Gifford is the new dean of liberal arts and sciences at Ridgewater College. He will oversee transfer programs and has experience working with diverse populations.

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