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STORY #45 – KEVIN ARRIAZA

STORY #45 – KEVIN ARRIAZA

Posted on Dec 19, 2016
Being the “rock star” and quick learner that he is, it didn’t take Kevin Arriaza very long to find his way around and through the miles of hallways in the Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC) in downtown Minneapolis — which is a good thing because

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STORY #44 – JUDY

STORY #44 – JUDY

Posted on Dec 12, 2016
For someone who had worked most of her adult life, Judy was simply not ready to sit home idle after retiring in 2012. Instead, she chose to attend Rise’s Adult Day Program at the Emma B. Howe Northtown Family YMCA in Coon Rapids three days

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STORY #43-JOHN FLEAGLE

STORY #43-JOHN FLEAGLE

Posted on Dec 05, 2016
Living up to his nickname at HOM Furniture, “Hercules,” is hard work, literally – but John Fleagle gives it everything he’s got every day.
As one of the first to join the crew when Rise established a workplace partnership with HOM Furniture in Coon Rapids

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STORY #42 – BRIDGET ZWACK

STORY #42 – BRIDGET ZWACK

Posted on Nov 28, 2016
Armed with a freshly earned two-year degree in medical coding and health information management from St. Paul College, plus almost eight years of clerical administrative work at Cummins Power Generation, Bridget Zwack is ready to take the next step on her career path.
After graduating

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STORY #41 – RUDY REYES

STORY #41 – RUDY REYES

Posted on Nov 22, 2016
 
Although he says that working with others is the best part of his job at Pentair in Anoka, Rudy Reyes also says he enjoys the solitude of working in the company’s cafeteria and dishroom every Tuesday where he cleans and washes dishes.
“I get

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STORY #40 – EDDIE RIDGE

STORY #40 – EDDIE RIDGE

Posted on Nov 14, 2016
 
As Eddie Ridge approaches his 64th birthday in January, he is still as committed to his work as he was when he first started at Rise in January 1974.
“I can’t even think about retirement yet – I like working too much,” he said

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STORY #39 – LAKEISHA SQUALLS

STORY #39 – LAKEISHA SQUALLS

Posted on Nov 07, 2016
 
With more than 240 stores located in eight Midwestern states, people are excited about the new Hy-Vee grocery stores now opening in Minnesota communities. One of the newest stores is located in Brooklyn Park and LaKeisha Squalls was among the first employees to be

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STORY #38 – TOM CHRISTOFFEL

STORY #38 – TOM CHRISTOFFEL

Posted on Nov 01, 2016
Walmart stores nationwide are proud to hire great people who are excited about working together as a team to serve their customers. That’s just what Tom Christoffel was looking for in a job when he applied and was hired for a maintenance position at the Walmart

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STORY #37 – ALLISON DUKEK

STORY #37 – ALLISON DUKEK

Posted on Oct 24, 2016
Beaming with confidence, Allison Dukek is excited to be moving forward with the next phase of her career. She is working with Placement Specialist Sandy Pelava to polish up her resume in preparation for her upcoming job search.
Currently Allison is working as a data entry

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STORY #36 – CHAR JOHNSON

STORY #36 – CHAR JOHNSON

Posted on Oct 17, 2016
 
Char Johnson has a soft spot for senior citizens so she truly enjoys her job as a dietary aide at GracePointe Crossing Presbyterian Homes & Services in Cambridge where she has worked since August 2015.
“I really love the residents,” said Char sitting at

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