District 728 Community Education

by Jim Boyle Editor As a youngster Albert Harold Quie thought he lacked courage. He didn’t as an adult. And at 88 years of age, the former Minnesota governor and Congressman, who once ran with a street gang just to gain insight into the young men caught up in that life, continues to put up [...]

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District 728 Community Education is offering a number of home and garden-related classes this spring. The list includes: •Couponing 101: Learn the basics of couponing from 6-9 p.m. Monday, May 7 at the Handke Center, Elk River. $19 per individual or $35 per pair. •The Art of Sushi: 6-9:30 p.m. Thursday, May 17 at Elk [...]

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by Britt Aamodt Contributing writer In fairy tales, crucial pieces of information are often hidden, like Rumpelstiltskin’s name or the reason why the princess can’t get a good night’s sleep (someone snuck a pea under her mattress). To many people, who grew up in an era in which a handshake provided an opening for a [...]

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The same District 728 Community Education staff who stepped up into new roles after $300,000 was cut from the department’s budget two years ago deserves to have the Elk River Area School District step up for them now. The $117,000 price tag may seem costly, but that’s only because the district admittedly dragged its feet [...]

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(Editor’s note: The following post has been updated to provided clarity to the issue of pay equity written about this article.) by Jim Boyle Editor The District 728 Community Education staff who stepped up into new roles after $300,000 was cut from the department’s budget  two years ago is finally about to be rewarded financially. [...]

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The Zimmerman City Council voted Monday to collaborate with District 728 Community Education for a community open-gym program, which should start in mid-January. Open gym will offer access to gym space and equipment in the high school’s gymnasium and will be available through May to community residents on Wednesday and Sunday nights for a nominal [...]

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Melissa Beaudry, a wellness coach who has lost 55 pounds and kept it off, will lead a community weight-loss challenge through District 728 Community Education. Registration, which costs $55 for an individual or $105 for a pair, are being taken for the eight-week class that will run on Tuesdays from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. starting [...]

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CPR, AED and first aid training are being offered by District 728 Community Education this winter. The two classes include: •American Heart Association CPR and AED: Learn CPR, the use of automated external defibrillators (AEDs) and barrier devices on adults, children and infants in a class from 6–10 p.m. Monday, March 19 at the Handke [...]

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Six members of ISD 728 Community Education are the recipients of the 2012 Learning Resources Network (LERN) International Award for Excellence in Brochure Design.  The team won the prestigious award last week in New Orleans for their 2011 “Are YOU ready for the fun to begin?” Summer Camps brochure. Interestingly, this was the first time [...]

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