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Local briefs- Nov. 6


Organizations may apply for workforce development grants

Rep. John Ward, DFL – Brainerd, is encouraging area organizations to apply for Youth Workforce Development Grants. These grants generally go to summer employment programs for disadvantaged youth (Learn to Earn, Boys and Girls Club).

“This is a terrific grant program to help disadvantaged and underprivileged young people in our area gain work experience,” Rep. Ward said.

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Sarah Nelson
Sarah Nelson joined the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2010 and works as a online reporter, content editor and staff writer. She is a world traveler, accused idealist and California native now braving the winters of Central Minnesota. She believes in the power of human resolve and hopes to be part of something that makes history by bringing an end to injustice in the world. Sarah has worked as a criminal background researcher, high school civics teacher, grant writer, and contributing writer with — tackling every issue from global poverty to bio-degradable bicycles. Her favorite thing about living in Minnesota is July. Sarah left the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2014.
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