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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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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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ProAct Together Virtual Enrichment Services begin

ProAct Together Virtual Enrichment Services will begin in Eagan on Monday, May 4. They will be provided in a classroom setting at a 1:4 ratio. Participants choose their hour-long classes from a monthly course calendar. Once chosen, participants and staff interactively ...

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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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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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Red Wing state legislators host ProAct at Capitol

ProAct participants and staff from Red Wing enjoyed an informative Capitol tour followed by an engaging sit-down session with their state senator and representative. Rep. Barb Haley and Sen. Mike Goggin took many questions from participants and staff and expressed ...

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Paul Kramp has served on the board for 22 years.
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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 20 years of service to the nonprofit. Board member Paul ...

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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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