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On World Sight Day, Global Charity Launches New Programs in Minnesota to Improve Vision for Underserved Children

Helen Keller International recognizes unmet needs for vision care among low-income communities in Saint Paul and Minneapolis
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Today, on World Sight Day, the global health charity Helen Keller International began delivering services in schools in Saint Paul and Minneapolis to help improve the vision of vulnerable children. Recognizing the unmet needs for vision care among vulnerable, at-risk youth in the U.S., the organization is expanding its 24-year-old ChildSight program to reach children in Minnesota’s Twin Cities, starting in Saint Paul.

Sappi Supports Forestry Conservation in Lake States

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Every year, the SFI Implementation Committees pool and distribute resources, contributing hundreds of thousands of dollars to various organizations in support of conservation, research and education. Since 1995, SFI participants have collectively contributed over $1.6 billion to conservation efforts.

Our wood procurement group for the Cloquet Mill supports numerous conservation projects through direct funding and in-kind resources, as well as through the collaborative efforts of the SFI Implementation Committees in Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota.

Sappi Invests in the Future of Graphics Papers at Cloquet Mill

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Significant upgrades were recently made to the headbox on the No. 12 Paper Machine at the Cloquet Mill, including improved dilution control.

The modifications will result in improved sheet flatness and roll quality. The previous headbox controlled basis weight through slice lip profi ling, where the shape of the discharge nozzle is defl ected slightly to spread the fiber evenly across the machine.

Sappi Recognized for Investments at Cloquet, MN Mill and Surrounding Community

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In September 2017, Sappi North America received an award from the governor’s offi ce under the Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) in recognition of its investment and innovative technologies at the Cloquet Mill.

The company was recognized for its contributions to the economic vitality of local communities, and its commitment to keeping Minnesota a world-leading center of business investment and innovation.

Wells Fargo Pledges to Give Away $400 Million This Year

By Shannon Prather, Star Tribune
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Wells Fargo has pledged to dramatically increase its philanthropy, largely through its Minnesota-born foundation, with plans to give away $400 million to nonprofits, schools and other good causes this year.

Sappi North America Awarded by Minnesota Office of Foreign Direct Investment

Company’s Cloquet Mill Recognized for Impact on the Community, Economy
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CLOQUET, Minn., September 22, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Sappi North America, a leading producer and supplier of diversified paper and packaging products, today received an award for its investment in the state of Minnesota from the Minnesota Office of Foreign Direct Investment, under the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). The award highlights the company’s contributions to the economic vitality of local communities, and its commitment to keeping Minnesota a world-leading business destination.

Sappi North America Celebrates Education Grant at Cloquet Mill

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Minnesota Job Skills Partnership Grant

Sappi and the Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College have received a US $350,000 grant from the Minnesota Job Skills Partnership (MJSP) to develop and implement a Knowledge Management and Training System at Sappi’s Cloquet Mill in Minnesota.

Minnesota Recycling Workers Find Stolen Safe with $20,000 Still Inside

By Rob Olson, Fox9
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HOPKINS, Minn. (KMSP) - When you're sorting cardboard boxes and aluminum cans, a mangled, several-hundred pound safe catches your attention quickly. Even more so when you find a stack of $100 bills still inside.

Watch the full story on Fox9.com

Partnership Aims to Help Butterfly Population Take Off

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BIG RAPIDS, Mich., June 8, 2017 /3BL Media/ – An iconic insect on the decline could see its numbers take off along its North American flight path when a 4,000-acre tract of land near Big Rapids becomes an innovative breeding ground.

Big Minnesota Companies Among Paris Pact Supporters

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If President Trump withdraws the U.S. from the Paris climate agreement, he will be moving against the wishes of some of Minnesota’s biggest companies.

“We would be incredibly disappointed if the U.S. decides to withdraw from the agreement to which our country had committed,” Cargill CEO David MacLennan said Wednesday in a statement to the Star Tribune. “Signing the accord means being a champion for U.S. economic growth and job creation. Caring about sustainability of the planet is not only the right thing to do for people and the environment, it is also good business.”

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