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Clayton proud of the precision work he does at Meier Tool & Engineering

Clayton proud of the precision work he does at Meier Tool & Engineering

Employees at Meier Tool & Engineering, Inc.’s manufacturing plant in Anoka are proud of the custom tooling design, validation, and manufacturing work they do primarily for the medical and defense / aerospace industries. Managing upward of 250 different contracted parts, their work is innovative, precise, and of the highest quality.

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Roger’s a valued employee at Kohl’s

Roger’s a valued employee at Kohl’s

Roger Samsa grew up in the small town of Oconto, Wisconsin, and moved to Cambridge in north central Minnesota in 2013 to be closer to his siblings. After three years of living with his brother, Roger was eager to move out on his own as well as enter the workforce.

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Alice assists others learn the ropes as a McDonald’s crew trainer

Alice assists others learn the ropes as a McDonald’s crew trainer

There aren’t too many places in America busier than a McDonald’s restaurant at noontime. And the one located on West Orleans St. in Stillwater, just a few miles from the Minnesota-Wisconsin border, is certainly no exception.
Alice Kane handles the steady stream of hungry customers with welcoming and friendly efficiency.

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Charlie retires after 40-plus years of working hard

Charlie retires after 40-plus years of working hard

Charlie Frye has his first official day of retirement on July 2 already planned out: he’s going to relax out by his backyard pool and maybe jump into the hot tub. Aahhhh….
Wait – what – RETIRE? Charlie’s retiring?
This quiet, hard-working, steadfast guy is not one much for big

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Jenny loves signing/singing with Wingspan’s Glee Club

Jenny loves signing/singing with Wingspan’s Glee Club

Being a fun and vivacious young woman, it’s no surprise that Jenny Eickhoff loves to sign / sing and perform with Wingspan Life Resource’s Glee Club. Of the 20 or so members, she is the only one who is Deaf and interprets songs with American Sign Language (ASL).
At their

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Nikki discovers better process for assembling Pentair parts

Nikki discovers better process for assembling Pentair parts

As one of the hard-working team members at Pentair’s production facility in New Brighton, Nikki gives it her best efforts every day to meet production and quality requirements.
But when assembling nozzles used in tractors proved to be an uncomfortable and sometimes painful process, Nikki figured out a different way

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Jaime Richards advocates for herself at work and at home

Jaime Richards advocates for herself at work and at home

Jaime Richards always seemed to know just what she wanted and then advocate for herself to reach her goals.
Jaime first started working in Rise’s Day Training and Habilitation Sensory Support program in 2014 and very soon afterward began defining her career path.
Following her interest in computers, Jaime started

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Mike brings his solid work ethic to the job every day

Mike brings his solid work ethic to the job every day

Working between 50 and 65 hours a week may sound grueling to most people. But driving a commercial truck in the Twin Cities metro area is a great job that Mike Jones is grateful to have and really enjoys. Mike has faced significant personal obstacles and tragedies throughout his life. […]

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Mata enjoys her Starbucks job and extra coffee ‘perks’

Mata enjoys her Starbucks job and extra coffee ‘perks’

Little did Mata Sisomnuk dream that when she was hired as a cafe attendant within a few short months, she’d be learning to brew coffee at Starbucks! For a lover of specialty coffees even before she went to work for the country’s largest coffee house chain, this was beyond her […]

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