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New Job Opportunities for People with Disabilities Coming at New MDI Plant in Hibbing

People with and without disabilities will be gaining additional job opportunities at a new Minnesota Diversified Industries (MDI) manufacturing facility.

The IRRR Board Tuesday in St. Paul approved a $1 million loan and $350,000 infrastructure grant to help build MDI build a new $4.7 million, 35,000 square-foot facility in Hibbing.

The new facility allows MDI to increase job opportunities, improve working...

Polar Plunge

2017 Polar Plunge for Special Olympics

The Polar Plunge events are organized by Minnesota law enforcement and benefit the more than 8,200 Special Olympics Minnesota athletes. There are more than 20 Polar Plunge events happening across the state of Minnesota from now through March.

To learn more, donate or register for a Plunge near you, visit PlungeMN.org!

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Focus On Ability: Overcoming The Workforce Shortage

Manufacturing managers of the 1950s grappled with some of the same challenges and prejudices their modern-day counterparts face: the need for productive, reliable workers coupled with a reluctance to hire people with disabilities.

According to research from Deloitte and The Manufacturing Institute, 2 million manufacturing jobs are likely to go unfilled over the next decade. Tapping into the myriad abilities of...

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