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Pat’s new-found career changes her life in many ways

Pat’s new-found career changes her life in many ways

After experiencing  a moderate cognitive disorder, Pat Valentine thought her working days were over. An administrative executive assistant for 40-some years, she was no longer able to do her job and began receiving disability benefits. Pat moved from the state of Washington to Minnesota to be closer to her sister.

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Jesse Skare puts his values to work at The Estates in Rush City

Jesse Skare puts his values to work at The Estates in Rush City

When Jesse Skare sat down with Rise Employment Consultant Michelle Thompson to discuss his next career move, she asked him about his work values and how important they were to him. Jesse was clear that he valued having a real purpose by helping others, being able to express his talents

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Crystal connects with her clients, offers compassionate care

Crystal connects with her clients, offers compassionate care

With aspirations of being a registered nurse some day, Crystal Peterson feels that she “was born to serve. God put it in my heart to do this job.”
As a direct caregiver for Compassionate Health Care, Crystal provides home care for seven elderly people who want to live in their

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Lauren’s determination pays off with two great jobs!

Lauren’s determination pays off with two great jobs!

By Michael L. Sack
Growing up in Mapleton, a small town in south central Minnesota, Lauren Ireland enjoyed school and having fun with her friends, but was not really sure what she wanted to do in the future. Today, after a long journey, Lauren is grateful to have two good

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Jeremy’s art featured at Minneapolis American Indian Center

Jeremy’s art featured at Minneapolis American Indian Center

Jeremy Pomani is one of two featured artists whose 19 original art will be on display through February 8 at the Minneapolis American Indian Center. His work appears with another local artist, Tamara Aupaumut. A special reception was held November 16.
Jeremy took an art class in high school and

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Generous co-workers surprise Jaron with a new set of Fat Bike wheels

Generous co-workers surprise Jaron with a new set of Fat Bike wheels

Minnesota is well-known for its extremes in seasonal climates – hot and humid in the summer and C-O-L-D in the winter. But neither end of the weather spectrum keeps Jaron Garland from riding his bike to Werner Electric’s distribution center in Cottage Grove where he does both maintenance work and

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Nathaniel enjoys big job at small brewery in Hudson

Nathaniel enjoys big job at small brewery in Hudson

It was a busy, fun night before at the Hop and Barrel Brewing Co., located in the heart of Hudson, Wisconsin. Bright and early, Nathaniel Johnson is hard at work getting the taproom cleaned up and ready to go for today’s guests. Co-Owners Justin Terbeest and Brian Priefer appreciate his

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Clayton proud of the precision work he does at Meier Tool & Engineering

Clayton proud of the precision work he does at Meier Tool & Engineering

Employees at Meier Tool & Engineering, Inc.’s manufacturing plant in Anoka are proud of the custom tooling design, validation, and manufacturing work they do primarily for the medical and defense / aerospace industries. Managing upward of 250 different contracted parts, their work is innovative, precise, and of the highest quality.

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Roger’s a valued employee at Kohl’s

Roger’s a valued employee at Kohl’s

Roger Samsa grew up in the small town of Oconto, Wisconsin, and moved to Cambridge in north central Minnesota in 2013 to be closer to his siblings. After three years of living with his brother, Roger was eager to move out on his own as well as enter the workforce.

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