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50 years serving community- Red Wing

There was an old hospital building on a hill. There were families opening their homes for foster care. And there was a dream to provide work and training for people ...

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Aimee Sandy

Controller attracted by services

Aimee Sandy is the new controller for ProAct, filling a post that was held by Pat McGuire for 27 years. He retired in April. She was attracted to ProAct by ...

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Cleaning up the floral prep aftermath, ProAct Adult Day Services participant Craig Blake, left, lightens the load for Design n Bloom owner Gayle Kenow.

Working again, for small biz

Craig Blake used to manage a Jiffy Lube service center until a major health event took a toll on his cognitive abilities. He came to ProAct’s Adult Day Services program, ...

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Zumbrota High School students community service project at ProAct.

Youth influx brings spring cleaning to Zumbrota site

It started as a kind gesture to honor a ProAct participant in Zumbrota who passed away, Kathleen Rick. Area high school students came to clean and pull weeds for a ...

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Eagan retail job match brings happiness all around

In the realm of retail, being cordial, outgoing and on top of your tasks is a fine recipe for success. Mary Klein has these attributes in spades. When an Old ...

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Ways you can support us

Volunteer Golf Classic sponsor Vehicle Fund Endowment Fund Donate online Amazon smile Contact Patty Carlson – 651-289-3149 – pcarlson@proactinc.org

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Exercise benefits with reach in Red Wing

Fitness instruction and equipment have long been a strong point at ProAct in Red Wing. Sometimes, the simplest of games can prompt greater participation. A balloon toss game promotes movement, ...

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Prairie Fire Children’s Theater engages ProAct in Red Wing

Energetic Prairie Fire Children’s Theater actors returned to ProAct in Red Wing with drama and enthusiasm to engage 30 participants. A five senses demonstration taught skills in observation, questioning, listening ...

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Flanked by ProAct veteran retirees Carolyn Dobis and Dave Cavalier, Pat McGuire, second from right, was wished well by staff at a breakfast event. At left are Director Sally Ogren and President Steven Ditschler.

Controller retires after 27 years

Photo: Flanked by ProAct veteran retirees Carolyn Dobis and Dave Cavalier, Pat McGuire, second from right, was wished well by staff at a breakfast event. At left are Director Sally ...

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Youth pre-employment services extended

Grant funding has been extended to assist more high school students with disabilities in Dakota and Scott counties to explore jobs, career pathways and more. The multi-faceted effort is called ...

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