LLTC accepts a donation from the Teal Family View Full Blog

Pictured above (left to right): LLTC President Dr. Don Day, Director of Institutional Advancement Bill Blackwell, Roger Teal, and Andrea Teal

The Teal family has been in the grocery business for over 70 years in Cass Lake. The Teals Market line of grocery stores has expanded over the years into North Dakota, South Dakota, and all over Minnesota, but home has always been Cass Lake. The Teal Family confirmed that commitment to the Cass Lake area with a vital contribution of $75,000 to the Leech Lake Tribal College Library Campaign. The contribution from the Teal Family completes the fundraising on the Library Campaign. “The old library is only 900 square feet and could hold about 12 students at a time.” said LLTC Director of Institutional Advancement Kyle Erickson. “The new library will be over 8,000 square feet and will house our Learning Center, a 15-seat smart classroom, and an archive space to house documents and artifacts important to the history of the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe and the greater Leech Lake area. Community members are welcome to come and utilize the facilities free of charge.” The college’s emphasis on community fit in perfect for the Teal Family. “The community has been very good to us over the years” said Andrea Teal. “We are very excited that the Tribal College has been so aggressive in expanding because it’s going to be good for the whole community.”  As the college continues to build the infrastructure of the campus, we also build the opportunities that our students have to become successful citizens, stewards, and the future leaders of this community. The Grand Opening for the new facility is planned for Fall of 2014. We would like to thank the Teal Family for their commitment to the vision of The Leech Lake Tribal College. Miigwetch!

Video courtesy of Lakeland Public Television.