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Who’s Who: Mike Gramse

Who’s Who: Mike Gramse

January 13, 2016 No Comments

The Power of One by B. Kyle It was 1968. People were getting drafted on either side of me. My dad and two older brothers had served in the Navy, so I figured I should enlist so I could choose for myself as well. I was rated as a machinery repairman, which gave me a […]

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Who’s Who: Ben Zoubek

Who’s Who: Ben Zoubek

November 3, 2015 No Comments

Operations manager at Z-Tech Precision by Molly Barrett Ben Zoubek has accomplished a lot so far in his 26 years. He graduated from college, got married, and bought his first home with his wife Nicole. He is also the operations manager at Z-Tech Precision, a company he started in 2012 with his dad, Don. Ben […]

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Made in Minnesota: Faribault Woolen Mill

Made in Minnesota: Faribault Woolen Mill

November 3, 2015 No Comments

 Making Memories in Minnesota by Gloria McDonnell The Faribault Woolen Mill is making memories in Minnesota. As I walked through the small retail store at the mill, I was able to see some of the mill’s classic woolen blankets and throws, which brought back many warm childhood memories. This historic old mill has a comfortable […]

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Focus on Education: Supermileage, VEX Robotics, and SkillsUSA

Focus on Education: Supermileage, VEX Robotics, and SkillsUSA

November 3, 2015 No Comments

Programs Supported by the MPMA by Keith Anderson, Jaimee Meyer, Luann Bartley As an association, the MPMA provides funding for activities at the secondary and post-secondary education level for Supermileage, VEX Robotics, and SkillsUSA programs. They are part of the workforce development-focused initiatives in career and technical education in Minnesota. These programs provide great opportunities […]

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