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Parent makes 200 masks for Red Wing

The need for masks at ProAct prompted some hard work by the parent of a participant in Red Wing. Vicki Bowen made 200 with attractive designs in preparation for the resumption of services. “I hope the 200 will be a ...

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Third career’s a charm in Red Wing

She’s versatile, she’s new, she figures things out and brings a wealth of experience to ProAct in Red Wing. “It’s very fun. I wish I would have thought about this type of career decades ago,” said direct service professional Cheri ...

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#GiveAtHomeMN – a virtual fundraising event!

Hello ProAct supporters, Social distancing and sheltering-in-place has been a challenging adjustment for all of us. We have been diligently preparing for our participants to return as soon as the directives are lifted. Staff has created daily safety precautions, ordered ...

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Virtual May Day Flower Sale in Shakopee

Brighten someone’s day, and brighten your own – ProAct’s Virtual May Day Flower Sale has some fantastic plants to offer – and your purchase supports services for people with disabilities in Scott County. Individuals in Shakopee programs were involved with ...

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People can’t wait to get back to ProAct, one pleads with governor

In Red Wing, the story at ProAct is much the same each day. “We hear time and time again from the participants, their home staff and their family members how much they want to be working,” said Case Manager Heidi ...

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ProAct Shakopee families cope with stay home order

It’s a testament to the fact that real lives are impacted when people with disabilities must stay home. ProAct families served in Shakopee gave updates on their loved ones. Sarah Oxborough has attended ProAct for a year, where she works ...

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Dog days, good ones, remembered

Before the coronavirus came along, a licensed therapy dog at ProAct in Red Wing was drawing attention, and winning hearts. Her name is Como. “I can bring her, and the very next day they’re asking when she’s coming back,” said ...

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Cindy Besonnie employment specialist for ProAct
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ProAct employment services, supports still active

ProAct’s employment specialists are known for their caring, creative, and dedicated services. These skillsets have enabled employment services to continue virtually for students and adults during the coronavirus crisis. Employment Specialist Cindy Besonnie continues to provide services for participants. Although ...

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Valentine's items for sale by ProAct
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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 get for one’s Valentine. Proceeds from the February 14 sale ...

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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.
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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 husband, Paul, is the grandson of the company’s founder. Paul ...

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