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Pre-ETS student preps product, adapts, grows skills

Transition school student David Robins is glad to call his work spot home, and it’s a busy one, at the Savers thrift store in Apple Valley. Sorting clothes into boxes for distribution, a wall of readied product displays tags with ...

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‘Houseman’ shines for hospitality in Red Wing

After gaining experience at ProAct and in another job with its support, Michael Halpaus found a satisfying job match at a Red Wing hotel through a friend and receives limited support from the nonprofit. Halpaus plays a primary cleaning role ...

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Prepared, supported, confident in thrift store job

A thriving, friendly associate at the Salvation Army Thrift Store in downtown Red Wing, Sarah Halpaus prices and tags clothing and helps to keep the sales floor looking sharp. After mastering one skill, her manager urges her to learn more. ...

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Not giving up, 20-year participant makes jump to job market

Ed Hubley, foreground, stocks shelves at the Dollar Tree store in Cottage Grove and is appreciated by Store Manager Tracy Arett, left, and ProAct Designated Coordinator Charlotte Eastin. Using a wheelchair as backup and coordinating limited use of his hands, ...

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Great host, her skills fit

The lunch crowd can line up all the way out the front door at Chik-fil-A in Maplewood, and as the food comes out, ProAct’s Virginia Moorhouse is there to keep the dining room tidy and pleasurable. “She’s one of those ...

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Employer partner finds match

Photo: Culver’s GM Tara Vonte relies on Brandon Marcks, who washes dishes on weekday afternoons and helps keep the restaurant clean. Brandon Marcks at ProAct in Red Wing was ready for a community job. Little did he know that a ...

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Woodbury Bulletin letter: Recognizing direct support professionals

To the editor: It’s been gratifying to see the progress our society has made to be more inclusive of people with disabilities. I expect opportunities for employment, independent living and community involvement to continue to increase. There are many reasons ...

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