Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge is proud to announce its Volunteer of the Year – Dean Kleinhans from Princeton, Minn. Dean has been a refuge volunteer since 1997 and in the last year donated over 100 hours. His work has included leading and organizing refuge events, assisting with environmental education and interpretive programs for school children visiting the refuge, cleaning trash from refuge roads, maintaining public use trails and conducting water quality monitoring. 

Emily Beaufeaux has graduated from Lakes Regions EMS Training,  successfully completing  both Regional and National Emergency Medical Exams. She currently works for Rembina Ambulance Service in Rembina, ND.

Sandra Fernow, of North Branch, has been accepted to and has chosen to attend the University of Minnesota, Morris, one of the most respected public liberal arts colleges in the nation.

Fernow, a 2015 graduate of North Branch Area High School, will attend Morris beginning Fall 2015. Fernow is the recipient of an Achievement Scholarship, renewable up to four years. Achievement Scholars are selected based on their academic accomplishments at the time of application. All first-year students who submit an application to Morris are automatically considered for an Achievement Scholarship package.

St. Cloud Technical & Community College congratulates the following students for their academic achievement Fall 2014. They have earned recognition on the President’s List for a grade point average of 4.0, or the Dean’s list for a grade point average of 3.5 to 3.9. Local students include: 

• Rachel DeGray, of Braham, was named to the Dean’s List.

• Amber Krantz, of Cambridge, was named to the President’s List.

• Aurora Wahlstrom, of Cambridge, was named to the President’s List.

• Mark Cordero, of Dalbo, was named to the Dean’s List.

• Nicholas Ennis, of Lindstrom, was named to the Dean’s List.

UW-Madison announces its winter graduates including local students:

Emili Tischer, Bachelor of Science, English, of Cambridge, Minn.

Matthew Reeves, Master of Engineering, Engineering, of North Branch, Minn.

Connor Hanson of North Branch was named to the Anoka-Ramsey Community College Dean’s List for Fall Semester 2014 by earning at least a 3.5 grade point average while carrying 12 or more credits.

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