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Mark Brown personifies ‘more doing’ at Home Depot

Mark Brown personifies ‘more doing’ at Home Depot

LITTLE DID HE imagine when hired as a part-time seasonal employee in the summer of 2013 at the Home Depot store in Blaine, that the opportunity would turn into a permanent competitive job.
No stranger to hard work, Mark Brown had worked with a Rise Coon Rapids work team at

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Recognize and advocate for more support for staff

Recognize and advocate for more support for staff

Note: Tracy Bird is a data entry clerk who works at Rise Spring Lake Park. This article was originally published in the June issue of Access Press – Minnesota’s Disability Community News Source.
By Tracy Bird
Whether state lawmakers are at the Minnesota State Capitol or in their districts, it

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Eddie has no plans to retire any time soon

Eddie has no plans to retire any time soon

With a steady hand and steadfast concentration, Eddie Ridge keeps up his role in the preassembly process of electrical parts which will eventually go into appliances for consumers around the world.
Dressed in his signature cowboy hat and suspenders, he’s easy to spot on the production floor at Rise Spring

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Through her exquisite art, Dorinda expresses the seasons of her life

Through her exquisite art, Dorinda expresses the seasons of her life

Dorinda Tveit was recently honored to have two pieces of her artwork in the Art of Possibilities spring art show at Courage Kenney Rehabilitation Institute in Golden Valley. She is shown here with her oils and acrylics piece titled, Feelings Below the Surface. 
Her ‘statement of art’ read:
“The ramifications

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Doris drives her career forward with Enterprise

Doris drives her career forward with Enterprise

By Samantha Marks, Rise Development Manager
When you meet Doris Walker at Enterprise Rent-A-Car in the Lyn-Lake area of Minneapolis, you are immediately greeted by her ear-to-ear smile and courteous customer service.
“She’s super friendly and super active!” said Enterprise Branch Manager Jake Bednartz. “She does not like to sit

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Linda’s enjoying work ‘to the max’ at Stillwater TJ Maxx

Linda’s enjoying work ‘to the max’ at Stillwater TJ Maxx

For those who enjoy a fun shopping adventure, it’s hard to top a trip to a TJ Maxx store with its wide range of interesting products at affordable prices and great customer service.
Linda Ackerknecht has been part of the team at the TJ Maxx store in Stillwater for more

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Hard at work, Michelle is as happy as a kid in a candy store

Hard at work, Michelle is as happy as a kid in a candy store

We all know how happy kids are in a candy store. Well, at 44, Michelle Ferrick is even happier to work in one!
You can smell the incredible aromas of butter, sugar, and chocolate even before you even walk through the doors of this busy old-tyme shop. Located on Main

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Ubah takes it day by day, step by step to build a new life

Ubah takes it day by day, step by step to build a new life

Even though her favorite Ohio State Buckeyes were not vying for a NCAA basketball championship at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis this March, Ubah Mohamud was nonetheless thrilled to be working for Whelan Event Staffing at the Final Four games.
In addition to that coveted job assignment, Ubah also worked

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