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From the President

June 1 was my beginning at ProAct and to say that our participants are dearly missed is an understatement. For many who rely on our services, the feeling is mutual. From the calls and e-mails we are getting, I know ...

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ProAct President Judie Foster-Lupkin
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President Judie Foster-Lupkin

New ProAct President Judie Foster-Lupkin is a native of Oregon. She’s led organizations serving people with disabilities on both the day program and residential sides of the industry. Foster-Lupkin had a five-year stint as executive director of Winona ORC, a ...

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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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Long satisfied life, brain injury and all

Ed Lane did not want to retire. His passion in life was work, and ProAct in Eagan was where he did it. The 72-year-old was having health issues in January, and his sister and guardian, Peggy Lane, faced a mounting ...

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COVID-19 Safety Preparedness Plan released

As part of its commitment to provide a safe and healthy workplace for all workers and a safe and healthy environment for its participants, ProAct has issued an extensive COVID-19 Safety Preparedness Plan in PDF format. Please click the image ...

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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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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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