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In Memory of Barbara Johnston

2022-05-24T09:07:13-05:00May 16th, 2022|Categories: Community Resources, Get Involved, Giving Back, Uncategorized, Violence Prevention & Intervention|

Johnston family turns grief to hope with help from Frogtown Curling Billy Johnston, his daughters Amanda and Emily, his grandchildren Rowan and Isla, family friend Travis Cummings, and Frogtown Curling's winning bidder, Bruce Alexander, recently presented a $7,000 check to 360 Communities Lewis House staff. Barbara [...]

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Volunteer Spotlight: Carolyn Thornton

2022-05-19T10:46:26-05:00May 15th, 2022|Categories: Community Resources, Get Involved, Giving Back, Violence Prevention & Intervention|

Carolyn Thornton began her volunteer career at 360 Communities over seven years ago. She has supported sexual assault victims/survivors and neighbors seeking stabilizing resources at the Burnsville Resource Center. “I love giving my time, talent, and meager money to those less fortunate," says Carolyn. She says that working with victims/survivors of sexual [...]

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Celebrating 50 years in Dakota County

2022-03-08T20:15:12-06:00March 8th, 2022|Categories: Columns, Community Resources, Get Involved, School Success, Success Stories, Violence Prevention & Intervention|

a message from President & CEO Jeff Mortensen 360 Communities started as a small group of social-minded individuals who turned belief into action. Their unifying desire to live out values for the good of others was contagious and engaged the broader community in contributing time and resources for over five decades. By building [...]

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Volunteer Spotlight: Don Oettinger

2022-03-08T20:16:35-06:00March 7th, 2022|Categories: Community Resources, Get Involved|

Giving back for more than a decade Don began volunteering at 360 Communities when he retired in 2008. He first volunteered with our Armful of Love holiday gift program but quickly branched out to support the Burnsville Resource Center and Food Shelf. “Volunteering for 360 Communities is like a two-way street. You get way more [...]

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Break the Stigma

2021-07-07T15:19:17-05:00May 6th, 2021|Categories: Community Resources, Get Involved, Uncategorized, Videos|

Break the Stigma of asking for help Asking for help is not easy for anyone, especially when a person needs to reach out to an agency like 360 Communities for the first time. With the Break the Stigma campaign, 360 Communities hopes to eliminate the shame people often associate with asking for [...]

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Volunteer with a battle of her own continued to fight for others

2021-10-28T11:38:51-05:00October 27th, 2020|Categories: Community Resources, Get Involved, Uncategorized|

Longtime 360 Communities supporter Mary Laeger-Hagemeister believed in people and the power of friendship. She knew that with a solid foundation of resources and support, anyone could reach their goals. She also recognized that anyone at any given time could need help. For years, Mary volunteered at the Burnsville Family Resource Center, meeting with families [...]

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Vote now for a better community

2020-10-16T17:47:47-05:00October 15th, 2020|Categories: Columns, Community Resources, Get Involved, School Success, Uncategorized, Violence Prevention & Intervention|

This year's election goes beyond who will be president. Your vote is your voice on issues affecting housing, education, employment and healthcare. Help make a difference in your community and let’s vote on or before November 3rd! Have you registered to vote yet? Do you know how to track your absentee ballot? Information can be found in 11 languages [...]

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Farmers Markets share fresh produce

2020-08-09T15:20:06-05:00August 7th, 2020|Categories: Columns, Community Resources, Get Involved|

The Burnsville Family Resource Center recently joined the Rosemount Family Resource Center to offer free fresh produce distributions once a week, made possible by a partnership with Second Harvest Heartland. In Burnsville, the free outdoor market is open on Mondays between 2 pm and 4 pm, through September. In Rosemount, it takes place on Thursdays, [...]

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Mother honors daughter with Facebook fundraiser

2020-05-14T12:31:59-05:00May 1st, 2020|Categories: Get Involved, Success Stories, Violence Prevention & Intervention|

Michele Costello’s daughter, Megan Hallquist, passed away last month at the age of 30 from acute liver failure due to complications from diabetes. Costello remembers Megan as “a feisty, funny, giving person, who never thought of herself before others.”  Megan was diagnosed with Type I diabetes when she was an [...]

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Local chef feeds youth in Rosemount

2020-12-15T13:59:51-06:00May 1st, 2020|Categories: #RFRCExpansion, Columns, Community Resources, Get Involved, Success Stories|

Las Tortillas Owner Ryan McGunnigle (left) and Chef Roberto Morua at the Rosemount Family Resource Center Grand Opening in February. Ryan McGunnigle is a Dakota County native and a graduate of Rosemount High School and Dakota County Technical College. He is the owner of Las Tortillas Mexican Restaurant and has been supporting the [...]

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