Rodolfo Ponce, of Willmar, honored by Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota

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Rodolfo Ponce

WILLMAR — Rodolfo Ponce, of Willmar, was honored by the Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota for his service to the organization, according to a news release from the organization.

Ponce, a direct support professional, was one of 80 honorees recognized with the 2020 Spirit Award during an online celebration Sept. 30.

The award honors employees who demonstrate outstanding commitment and dedication to the vision and mission of the statewide organization. Honorees are nominated by their supervisors.

“For the Cabinet and me, this is a day we really look forward to," CEO Patrick Thueson said in the release. “We love reading the nominations. The stories of positive energy and extra efforts on behalf of people we support is an inspiration. I am so proud of our honorees’ devotion to our vision and mission”

Mark Wasson has been a public safety reporter with Post Bulletin since May 2022. Previously, he worked as a general assignment reporter in the southwest metro and as a public safety reporter in Willmar, Minn. Readers can reach Mark at
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