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Craftsman’s work on display in Minnesota Kitchens

Craftsman’s work on display in Minnesota Kitchens

by Tom Brinker
Paul Weller walked into Galloping Cabinets in rural Mayer, Minn. to assemble cabinets, doors, and panels seven years ago. Weller’s work at the family-owned custom cabinetry company creates showpiece kitchens across Minnesota and around the country.
“I cut out materials, assemble, and sand a lot” Weller said.

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New town, new career field gives Ray hope for the future

New town, new career field gives Ray hope for the future

After facing some difficult and challenging times in his home state of Tennessee, Ray Joyce decided to make a big move northward to Minneapolis in March 2020 to get a fresh start.
And then the pandemic hit — rocking everyone’s world, including Ray’s.
Without a job or a place to

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Following pandemic, Larry regroups and lands ‘dream job’

Following pandemic, Larry regroups and lands ‘dream job’

If this man’s friendly face looks familiar, you may recognize him from a Rise Reporter feature in the March 2020 issue.
OR — you may have asked him for directions in downtown Minneapolis and had him escort you to your destination.
Larry Mitchell works as an ‘ambassador’ with the Minneapolis

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Kevin and Robert proud of front line work in Chisago City

Kevin and Robert proud of front line work in Chisago City

Kevin Stignani has worked as a retail helper with the Kwik Trip in Chisago City for the past 14 months.
A dedicated employee who always arrives early for his shift, Kevin works safely by wearing a mask, social distancing, and sanitizing equipment. Kevin is proud of the work he does,

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On the front lines at Cub, Fred provides great customer service

On the front lines at Cub, Fred provides great customer service

The temporarily tented Jerry’s Cub Food store in South Minneapolis was a lifeline to its many customers when protesters and looters severely damaged its brick-and-mortar building following the death of George Floyd on Memorial Day 2020.
Erected in July in the parking lot, the “Community Market Lake Street,” was in

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Laura works on the front lines at Walmart

Laura works on the front lines at Walmart

“Wearing a mask has been the biggest challenge for me with the pandemic because communicating is harder,” said Laura Lecher using American Sign Language (ASL). She works as a stocker at the Walmart in Forest Lake.
“Before the pandemic, I was able to read people’s lips and help people faster.

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