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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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Writing skills training brings many gifts

Community integration can take many forms, including the written word. Fans of country singer Jason Aldean wrote to the artist with details about why they liked his music. The fan ...

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New ADS participant Brian VanDorpe, left, said ProAct is a good place to be. He and Bob Sayler, another new person in the program, enjoyed an Irish Feast made by staff.

ADS expands in Eagan

Creating a new and comfortable room that’s spacious, ProAct’s ADS program in Eagan recently expanded its capacity to accommodate more participants. “Overall it’s very positive,” said ADS Coordinator Doug Cowles. ...

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Debbie and her brother Gary, who attends ProAct in Hudson, Wisconsin

The Gary ‘he used to be’

Gary Olson, 60, grew up on a farm in western Wisconsin in the 1970s, where he was close to his father, drove tractors and did chores as a teenager. Then, ...

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