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Gunsmithing gift aims to help students

PTCC faculty member David Defenbaugh and donor Thomas Eklund Staff post |

A gift from an Illinois gunsmithing family will make a difference in the Pine Technical and Community College Gunsmithing and Firearms Technology program for years to come.

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There’s a new gunsmith in town

Chad Splittstoesse, left, receives a $40,000 small-business loan from Ken Pearson, right. Staff post |

Chad Splittstoesse, left, receives a $40,000 small-business loan from Ken Pearson, right, of Northwest Regional Planning Commission in Spooner to start up his dream, Rockcrusher Outdoors. Splittstoesse said he is grateful for the advice and help. He describes the NRPC loan as one of the easiest he has ever dealt with. - Photo submitted

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East Central Energy Scholarship Recipients

East Central Energy Scholarship Recipient Staff post |

Historically, East Central Energy (ECE) awards two $1,000 scholarships to students planning to participate in approved post-secondary degree programs at PTCC.

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Thanks to a Minnesota DEED grant

Eight North Branch women are now ready to join the welding industry Staff post |

Thanks to a Minnesota DEED grant and a partnership between Pine Technical and Community College, the city of North Branch and the North Branch School District, eight North Branch women are now ready to join the welding industry.

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Pine Technical & Community College –Women in Welding

women in welding graduate photo Staff post |

Pine Technical and Community College present the 6th Women in Welding WESA Grant Graduating Class.

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