Need a Job? Rise and ThinkSelf alliance lays groundwork for easier access to job search and support services

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A new partnership between Rise’s Minnesota Employment Center (MEC) and ThinkSelf will expand services for Minnesota’s Deaf, DeafBlind and Hard of Hearing communities. Click here to view an ASL version of this announcement The Minnesota Employment Center supports hundreds of Deaf, DeafBlind and Hard of Hearing people as they discover new skills, explore career opportunities,…

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Craftsman’s work on display in Minnesota Kitchens

Craftsman's work on display in Minnesota Kitchens weller web edit

by Tom Brinker Paul Weller walked into Galloping Cabinets in rural Mayer, Minn. to assemble cabinets, doors, and panels seven years ago. Weller’s work at the family-owned custom cabinetry company creates showpiece kitchens across Minnesota and around the country. “I cut out materials, assemble, and sand a lot” Weller said. “The work is usually on…

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Duluth’s Minnesota Employment Center team helps Bill Kelch reach employment goals

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by Jillian McNett Long before a lunch or dinner rush hits the dining room at Moose Lake’s Redneck Meats BBQ, Bill Kelch stands over a stack of pots and pans in the restaurant kitchen. He’s quick to move through the dishes as the busy kitchen preps for a long day serving hungry customers. “I am…

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