Blog Posts from May 2017


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Minnesota Orchestra

The Minnesota Orchestra visits MDI in Cohasset

The Sound of Music is the story of Maria Augusta von Trapp who said, "Music acts like a magic key, to which the most tightly closed heart opens."   On May 18, MDI employees and community members had the pleasure of listening and opening their hearts to a performance by the Minnesota Orchestra. The Orchestra performed at four separate locations in the community throughout the day, including MDI Cohasset where the woodwind players...
Hibbing Daily Tribune

Meet some of the graduates of WorkSkills 101

COHASSET, Minn. — MDI has announced that nine employees have successfully completed the inaugural cohort of WorkSkills 101. The Minnesota-based nonprofit social enterprise serves people with and without disabilities by offering inclusive employment opportunities and services.

“These inspiring individuals with and without disabilities volunteered to participate in the first iteration of the program, which was delivered in a six-week...

Star Tribune Features our Expansion in Northern Minnesota

"MDI will break ground on a new plant near Hibbing, Minn., as part of a $9 million expansion of its northern Minnesota operations.

The company recently purchased land for the new 35,000-square-foot plant that will replace MDI's existing 100-year-old building in Hibbing and will cost more than $5 million. The groundbreaking is scheduled for early June....."

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Stand Up Against Stigma

Stand Up Against Stigma

A few MDI employees in Grand Rapids, MN participated in the 5th annual Stomp on Stigma 5K run/walk. Over 350 people came together to “Stomp on Stigma” and help raise awareness of mental health.   Individuals with mental illness are often challenged by the stereotypes and prejudices that result from misconceptions about mental illness. Because of this stigma people with mental illness are robbed of the opportunities that define a quality of life...