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In Memoriam – February 2018

Anderson was dedicated to serving others Frank Anderson’s desire to help others included work with refugees abroad and service to Minnesotans with disabilities. Anderson died in late January in a motor vehicle accident near Red Wing. He was 63 and farmed in the Zumbro Falls area. Four days before his death, the main barn at Anderson’s ...

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Accessible Events – January 2018

More events information: VSA Minnesota is here. The website has a large calendar at in the upper right hand corner of its home page. For information on galleries and theater performances around the state join the Access to Performing Arts email list at or call VSA Minnesota, 612-332-3888 or statewide 800-801-3883 (voice/TTY). To hear a weekly listing ...

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People and Places – February 2017

People and Places – February 2017 Six Twin Cities arts groups receive arts access grants Six Twin Cities arts organizations have been awarded ADA Access Im­provement Grants by VSA Minnesota. The nonprofits will use grants, totaling $67,320, to make arts programs more accessible to people with disabilities. Funded projects include Artabil­ity, part of People Incorporated, St. Paul, which encourages mental health through visual ...

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People & Places – June 2016

PACER Center wins major grant PACER Center has won its largest grant ever, a $1 million award from the Otto Bremer Trust. The grant was presented at PACER’s annual benefit in May. PACER has “a long history of providing services based on a model of education, advocacy and empowerment,” said Dan Reardon, Otto Bremer Trust’s co-CEO and trustee. “We are thrilled that ...

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She left legacy for children

Katie Beckett, who was featured in the November 2011 Access Press History Note, died May 18 in Cedar Rapids, IA. She died at St. Luke’s Methodist Hospital, the same hospital where she made history. She was 34 years old. Katie Beckett and her mother, Julie Beckett, were longtime advocates for children with disabilities. Julie Beckett is ...

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May 2012 Issue

Here's a .pdf of the May 2012 Issue.  Enjoy!

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