Kalix Recycling Center Ribbon Cutting

On Monday, November 17th, Kalix Recycling Center held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new baler that was recently installed. Kalix was able to acquire the new recycling baler with funding assistance from the MAGIC fund, St. Joseph’s Community Health Foundation and Verendrye Electric. Check out the photos as the Minot Area Development Corporation joined Kalix at the ribbon-cutting ceremony. More pictures on the MADC Facebook.  

New Rolla ICF Update

Exciting news from Rolla! The new ICF Home will be delivered December 2nd (weather permitting) and ready for occupancy by the beginning of February. Latest pictures are shown below and a weekly build update can be found here. Great things continue to happen at KALIX!

Ribbon Cutting November 17, 2014

Kalix along with the Minot Area Development Corporation is holding a ribbon cutting to celebrate the purchase of the new baler for the Kalix Recycling Center. Please join us for this exciting event and help promote recycling in the city of Minot! When: November 17, 2014 9:00 am Where: 605 27th St. SE Minot, ND 58701 (Recycling Center Entrance – North side of building)

October 2014 Employee Awards

Employee of the Month Congrats to Jeanne Charbonneau (Rolla MSLA) for being selected as Employee of the Month for October.  In addition to a positive attitude, exceptional commitment, and hard work at implementing plans, Jeanne has experienced great success with teaching skills from cooking to sewing!  MSLA Rolla also started a garden over the summer, and Jeanne helped ensure a fun experience for tenants as they watched the plants grow and mature. Thank you, Jeanne, for displaying the Kalix values:  DEPENDABILITY, ADAPTABILITY, PROFESSIONALISM and TEAMWORK! Congratulations to the other nominees: Jared Dubois (MSLA Rolla), Imani Crenshaw (MSLA), Paula Seabolt (MSLA),...
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September 2014 Employee Awards

Congrats to Anne Palmer (MSLA) for being selected as Kalix’s Employee of the Month for September.  Anne’s efforts to provide motivation turns fitness into something fun and exciting, which results in improvements in people’s overall health.  From celebrating daily step goals to introducing new games to reinforcing continued participation, her positive attitude is making a difference! Thank you, Anne, for displaying the Kalix values:  DEPENDABILITY, ADAPTABLIITY, PROFESSIONALISM and TEAMWORK!   Congratulations to the other September Employee of the Month nominees: Taylor Potter (DSP), Vickie Bambenek (Vocational), Justine Brown (ISLA), Lance Fires (1109), Sarah Bergh (1105), Tammy Gerszweski (1005).    ...
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AT for the Kitchen

Having the ability to cook good tasting food (that didn’t come from the grocery store’s frozen section) is a skill that not everyone has mastered. For some people creating a tasty dish is easier than tying shoes, while others view the stove top as a wasteland too dangerous to explore. Thankfully there’s a variety of assistive devices to inspire, aid, and safely cook a nutritious meal (microwave free). 1. Get Inspired MyPlate on Pinterest– with over a hundred recipes in every nutrition category, these delicious and easy meals will suit the pickiest eater. The Photo Cookbook- a free app on the...
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Crackers a Success in North Dakota

Kalix was highlighted in a recent KX News story for their work with Dakota Sunrise Brokers in the role of production of Cindy’s Track Crackers. The full text story can be found at, Crackers a Success in North Dakota on KXNews.

August 2014 Employee Awards

Congrats to Diana DeCoteau (DSP) for being selected as Employee of the Month for August.  DSP’s expansion of community activities is successful as a direct result of Diana’s creativity, persistence, and infectious enthusiasm.  She develops ideas for activities, creates a fun atmosphere, and follows through to make it happen.  We especially appreciate her commitment to making community activity available to everybody! Thank you, Diana, for displaying the Kalix values:  DEPENDABILITY, ADAPTABILITY, PROFESSIONALISM and TEAMWORK! Congratulations to the other nominees: Julie Brekhus (DSP), Chelsea Fredericksen (1007), Amy Davis (ISLA), Nevada Bellmore (ISLA).  

Activity Trackers-Making Fitness Fun

According to one study, the average American only takes about 5,117 steps a day, half of the 10,000 step recommendation. So how do we begin to increase more movement throughout the day? Many of us have at one point in our lives have used a pedometer, which is a great place to start. Pedometers are inexpensive and help people realize the amount of steps they take in a day, but for some they’re not enough motivation to change old habits.   With the increase in tablet and smartphone popularity, there’s hundreds of apps and activity tracking devices to track movement and calorie intake. These...
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Kalix Recycling float in ND State Fair Parade

For the first time ever, the Kalix Recycling Center participated in the North Dakota State Fair Parade on July 19, 2014. The float was designed and constructed with the help of many employees and program participants over several weeks. The design incorporates plastic bottles and bottle caps to create a nature scene with trees, flowers, and birds. Captions included “20th Anniversary” noting that the Recycling Center opened in 1994, and “Recycle Now” as staff and friends walking with the float collected plastic bottles, aluminum cans, and cardboard from parade watchers.  The float construction crew and parade participants had a great...
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