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Corrections officers growing need in ND

December 18, 2013 in Uncategorized

FARGO — North Dakota’s growing need for corrections officers is the force behind a new academy here that certifies students to work in county jails and state prisons.
Over the next five years, North Dakota’s corrections industry is expected to…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Corrections officers growing need in ND

December 18, 2013 in Uncategorized

FARGO — North Dakota’s growing need for corrections officers is the force behind a new academy here that certifies students to work in county jails and state prisons.
Over the next five years, North Dakota’s corrections industry is expected to…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Alice Cooper kicks off Sioux Falls rock academy

October 11, 2012 in The Daily Republic

SIOUX FALLS (AP) To all the girls and boys, makin’ all that noise: Alice Cooper has found you some new toys.
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Bringing big city golf to a small town

April 26, 2012 in Alexandria Echo Press

New year-round golf academy opens doors at Geneva Golf Club Continue Reading

Police Academy Part 3 – Firing range and ride-along

March 29, 2012 in Alexandria Echo Press

Twelve brave souls trudged through the February 28 blizzard for a shot at the ATCC firing range.
As part of our Citizens Police Academy training, we popped into virtual reality and then snapped back into reality.
The Range 2000 put us through computer simulations in which we needed to determine whether or not to fire on a suspect. In most cases I made the right call, but in a few I would have been punished for my passive judgment. Continue Reading

Police Academy Part 2 – Drugs and crime scenes

March 27, 2012 in Alexandria Echo Press

A lot of legwork precedes apprehension of criminals. First, they must be caught. Next, there must be evidence. We found out it’s not as easy as it looks on TV.
During our initial tour of the facility we brushed through the evidence room and lab. Captain Scott Kent said we were about to experience our “CSI Night” and a bit of what he described as his true passion in law enforcement during our third class. Continue Reading

Police Academy Part 1 – Headquarters and courts

March 22, 2012 in Alexandria Echo Press

We all slow down a little when we see them coming. How many of us slow down enough to wonder what it’s like to see the world through their eyes?
Sixteen people decided to get a closer look at the Alexandria Police Department (APD) by enrolling in the 2012 Citizens Police Academy. Continue Reading

Dance Academy preschooler battles cystic fibrosis

May 15, 2011 in Worthington Daily Globe

Joens family to walk in Great Strides on June 4 for cystic fibrosis research
WORTHINGTON Each September since 1996, Kay Williams Prunty of Worthington’s The Dance Academy begins instructing her 200-some students in the basics of tap, ballet and modern dance, always anticipating the culminating May recital weekend at Memorial Auditorium. Continue Reading

‘King’s Speech’ earns Oscar coronation

February 27, 2011 in West Central Tribune

LOS ANGELES “The King’s Speech” was crowned best picture Sunday at an Academy Awards ceremony as precise as a state coronation, the monarchy drama leading as expected with four Oscars and predictable favorites claiming acting honors.
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