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Polar Bear Plunge

Have You Ever Braved the Frigid Winter Waters of Minnesota?

A minute of cold… for a moment of joy. The Polar Plunge challenges thousands of people in Minnesota to jump in the clear, blue icy waters of Minnesota. The Plunge supports Special Olympics in Minnesota. This is the 19th year for The Plunge. In 2015 there were 15,500 participants that raised $4 Million. That supports over 8000 athletes and multiple events in Minnesota. 

How about 20,000 participants and $5...

Best Life Alliance

Providing Quality Care and Supervision to MN’s Most Vulnerable

Those That Support People with Disabilities Need our Support

Everyday thousands of Minnesotans go to work knowing they could make more money in a different field yet are dedicated to their career choice of supporting people with disabilities in their homes and at their jobs. These dedicated workers have some of the lowest wages in the state and have responsibility to support people in the state with the most significant disabilities...

The Affirmative Enterprise

Social Enterprise: 50 Years in the Making

“Liberty requires opportunity to make a living – a living which gives a person not only enough to live by, but something to live for.”  – Franklin Delano Roosevelt

John DuRand wasn’t thinking of history when he founded MDI in 1964.  His objective was simple – and is still realized today – providing job opportunities for...

Last Chance to Make a Tax-deductible Gift in 2015

Keep MDI Strong in 2016

Supporting real jobs for people with disabilities is an investment in human resources,
in business, and in our communities. Everybody wants to contribute to their community.
At MDI, we know this rings especially true for people with disabilities.

We all deserve the opportunity to make a living from a real job and the respect that comes with it.


MDI Board Member Awards

Service Awards

At the Board of Directors meeting, Rick Harding, board chair, and Peter McDermott, president & CEO, presented awards to two board members, Rachel Wobschall and Jack Grace, in honor of their years of service to the MDI Board of Directors.

Rachel served from 2004 - 2015 and was board chair in 2013. She will continue as board member emeritus and serve as a member of the human resources/employment services committee. Jack served 2008-2015...

Give To The Max Day Is Here

Thank you to our supporters who have made a generous gift to MDI. Because of you we are at $865 of our $5,000 goal, but we still have a ways to go.

Every single dollar helps our employees with disabilities. Here are a few ways your donations directly help people with disabilities:
$100 a month pays for a job aid for three employees with disabilities for a week.
$50 a...

Happy Vets Day

Thanks to all the vets our there for all you have done for our great country! Also, a special call out for our vet employees:

Eugene V. Albert Ordell Bernardy Bruce Braun James Forbord Larri Gunderson Michael Sundberg Steven Van Horn Ken Nygren Dale Majerus Jim Nason Scott Olson Sean Kuck Duane Haugen Dale Huss Mike Sikkila James Saunders Terry Rutherford Deanne Pilliard