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ProAct participants and staff package multiple gift box varieties for a growing effort that blends local culture with high quality Minnesota products. At center is Katie Sterns, CEO of Share Local Love.

‘You Betcha Box’ distinctly Minnesota

ProAct participants and staff package multiple gift box varieties for a growing effort that blends local culture with high quality Minnesota products. At center is Katie Sterns, CEO of Share ...

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Valentine's items for sale by ProAct

Valentine’s Day sale in Shakopee to benefit people with disabilities

Balloons, candy and uniquely decorated giftswill help fund recreational activities at ProAct Unique balloons and candy gifts sold by ProAct in Shakopee could be the best answer for what to ...

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ProAct’s Linda Gorenson works in assembly and quality control, handling boxes, labels, products and inserts for Red Wing Shoe branded care kits.

Five decades later, still connected to ‘the Shoe’

ProAct’s Linda Gorenson works in assembly and quality control, handling boxes, labels, products and inserts for Red Wing Shoe branded care kits. Red Wing Shoe Company has supported ProAct in ...

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Paul Kramp has served on the board for 22 years.

Board vet, past longtime member honored

Paul Kramp has served on the board for 22 years. A current and a past veteran of ProAct’s Board of Directors were recognized with engraved awards recently denoting more than ...

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Autism training strengthens services

The Competing Behavior Pathway Model, Applied Behavior Analysis and characteristics of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) were a few of the elements of recent autism training sessions attended by about 100 ...

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Audrey Bakos, center, found a fine job match at Riedell Skates in Red Wing. She’s with Finishing Supervisor, Brenda Gold, left, and her trainer and coworker, Vicki Riegelman, whose husband, Paul, is the grandson of the company’s founder. Paul Riedell started the company with his wife, Sophie, in 1945.

High end skate pro makes good fits

Photo: Audrey Bakos, center, found a fine job match at Riedell Skates in Red Wing. She’s with Finishing Supervisor, Brenda Gold, left, and her trainer and coworker, Vicki Riegelman, whose ...

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His FOX 9 talk show thrill

“It was one day I’ll never forget in my life,” said ProAct participant Bill Spencer in Eagan, after attending “The Jason Show,” with FOX 9’s Jason Matheson. Spencer sat in ...

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Direct service professional Whitney Boucha provides one-to-one care for Chloe Kiwus.

Kind, capable staff, outings prompt gift

Photo: Direct service professional Whitney Boucha provides one-to-one care for Chloe Kiwus. At year’s end, some check their list of contacts to thank them for being a wonderful part of ...

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Steve Elsberry with H. Brooks

Food distributor H. Brooks in New Brighton receives ‘Business Partner of the Year’ Award from ProAct

Company gives excellent opportunities to Eagan-based ProAct crews, in sorting, quality control for produce operation Highlighting the importance of employer partnerships to improve the lives of people with disabilities, ProAct, ...

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Reflecting on holiday goodness

Why for so many of us are the holidays some of the best times? Is it because we are reunited with family and friends? Is it our generosity and greater ...

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