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Sandy and Betty at ProAct in Red Wing
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Back in action for humor, productivity, camaraderie

ProAct in Red Wing is a big part of Sandy Orso’s (above left), community. So, not going in, she was bored in her assisted living home all summer. My favorite staff is Betty (Anderson),” said Orso. “She kids around and ...

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ProAct responds to governor’s ‘stay home’ extension

Governor Tim Walz announced a two-week extension of Minnesota’s stay-at-home order on April 30, extending it until May 18. ProAct will continue to follow the governor’s lead as it makes plans to reopen services that have been suspended. Staff will ...

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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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Eagan ADS group takes in The Arc’s Capitol rally

An Adult Day Services group from ProAct in Eagan returned to the Capitol in St. Paul for another disability rally at the end of February, the 2020 Disability Day at the Capitol organized by The Arc Minnesota and four other ...

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‘Hudson Hot Air Affair’ goes inside for participants

The big event in Hudson, Wis. happens in February, as the Hudson Hot Air Affair floats in for frosted views of the St. Croix River via hot air balloons. ProAct in that same city took hold of the theme and ...

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Open House celebrates 50 in Red Wing

More than 200 people attended the 50th Anniversary Open House celebration for ProAct in Red Wing on October 24. Chamber Ambassadors and The Red Wing Port Authority were joined by a past executive director, former board members, former staff, families ...

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Recognition, 10 year celebration in Hudson

ProAct in Hudson recently held its First Annual Recognition Awards Banquet to recognize participants with disabilities, eat and share some good cheer with families. Participants and staff made seven different homemade desserts and shared memories on camera to mark the ...

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Zumbrota stable, popular, responsive to needs

Cattle trailers stop for traffic alongside ProAct’s Zumbrota location in this intimate downtown where the provider has been a stable community asset since 1994. “We get to know the person as a whole,” said Site Manager Jo Erickson, who leads ...

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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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Record drifts in Red Wing defy memory

Major snowstorms and icy roads impacted ProAct’s Red Wing location in February, but few could predict, or remember a dramatic scene like the drifts on the morning of February 25. “The wind had just plastered the snow across the whole ...

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