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Stroke Survivor Finds Purpose, Strength in a Manufacturing Career

In March 2009, David Johnson suffered a deep stroke that damaged a large area of the right side of his brain, which affected movement on the left side of his body. After three months of intensive physical therapy, he learned to walk again. It took a year for him to learn to write with his non-dominant hand, along with a lot of speech therapy, so he could...

MDI Honors Hibbing Graduates of In-House Training Program

A celebration was held at the MDI facility in Hibbing on Friday, July 14, to recognize nine MDI employees for their completion of Work Skills 101, an in-house training program developed and launched by MDI in April 2017. The celebration was for the second group of MDI employees to graduate the six-week, 13 session workforce development program.

“These individuals worked very hard during the Work Skills 101 program and spent time getting...

A Minnesota company grows while employing a wider array of workers

Plastics are playing a central role at a nonprofit that's helping hundreds of people — both with and without disabilities — have better lives.

Minnesota Diversified Industries Inc., a maker of plastic corrugated sheeting, totes and trays, is a Minneapolis-based social enterprise — an organization that makes money to do good — with four locations in the state.

About 90 percent of its nearly $40 million in sales last year came from...