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State officials to speak to CLC grad

Minnesota’s attorney general and secretary of state are the scheduled 2011 graduation speakers for Central Lakes College.

Mark Ritchie, secretary of state, will give the commencement address to Staples campus graduates in a ceremony that starts at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Staples-Motley High School gymnasium.

Lori Swanson, state attorney general, will speak at the Brainerd ceremony that starts at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Brainerd High School gymnasium.

Approximately 600 CLC students are expected to participate, receiving degrees, diplomas and certificates for program completion. Honor graduates will be recognized.

Student speakers will be Latoya Ross-McRae at Staples and Anthony Allen at Brainerd.