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Open Forum: Casino helped me go to school


I have worked at Grand Casino Mille Lacs since 1993, and in that time the casino has helped me pursue higher education — something that is uncommon among most employers in the area. I now have a casino management diploma and a general associate’s degree from Central Lakes College in Brainerd and bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the College of St. Scholastica. Because of these degrees, I have been promoted several times at Grand Casino.

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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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