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For the latest news and information relating to the work of the Minnesota Department of Admin, see the news release listing below. Past news releases can be accessed using the archive links at right.

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  • State Surplus Property Auction takes place this weekend in Arden Hills
    April 21, 2016 - Members of the public are invited to bid on a variety of surplus goods at a State of Minnesota auction taking place on Saturday, April 23 in Arden Hills. The auction will include approximately 100 cars and trucks, plus trailers, snowmobiles, snow blowers, lawn mowers, bikes, a tractor/loader, road maintenance equipment, police property room items, and more.
  • State of Minnesota joins Nice Ride Minnesota's Employer Match Program to create a cheaper, better commute for state employees
    April 15, 2016 - State employees interested in riding bikes to work can now do so more easily than ever, thanks to a new partnership between the Minnesota Department of Administration (Admin) and Nice Ride Minnesota. Admin has joined the popular bike-sharing service's Employer Match program to offer discounted subscriptions to eligible employees. The discount program takes effect as Nice Ride's 2016 season gets underway and also coincides with the arrival of two new bike-sharing stations on Minnesota's State Capitol Complex.
  • Statement from Commissioner Massman on Governor Dayton’s Appointment of James C. Burroughs II as Chief Inclusion Officer for the State of Minnesota
    April 08, 2016 - Commissioner Matt Massman, as Chair of the Diversity and Inclusion Council’s Contracting Practices Committee, released the following statement today on Governor Dayton’s creation of a State Chief Inclusion Officer position and the appointment of James C. Burroughs II:
  • The 2016 State Surplus Property Auction Season Starts this Weekend in Arden Hills
    March 30, 2016 - SAINT PAUL – Members of the public are invited to bid on a variety of surplus goods at a State of Minnesota auction taking place on Saturday, April 2 in Arden Hills. The auction will include approximately 150 cars and trucks, snowplows, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), trailers, bikes, a paver, a Sky Jack portable platform, road maintenance equipment, police property room items and more.
  • Seven County Twin Cities Region Surpassed 3 Million People in 2015
    March 24, 2016 - The U.S. Census Bureau released its annual population estimates for counties today, revealing which areas were seeing growth and loss across the United States and locally.
  • Minnesota named a top state for excellence in public contracting and purchasing
    February 17, 2016 - The national policy publication Governing has named the State of Minnesota’s purchasing and contracting programs among the nation’s very best. In Governing’s first ever survey of state procurement programs, Minnesota was ranked in the top three states for best practices and innovative solutions in general purchasing and information technology (IT) procurement.
  • Minnesota Department of Administration hosts Small Business Opportunity Fair
    February 16, 2016 - The Minnesota Department of Administration (Admin) announced today that, in partnership with Minnesota Procurement Technical Assistance Center (MN PTAC), it will host a small business opportunity fair for Minnesota small businesses owned by minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and veterans on March 7. Minnesota’s state agencies purchase more than $2 billion in goods and services annually.
  • State invests in greater workplace accessibility for employees with disabilities
    January 25, 2016 - Minnesota state government is taking steps to create more employment opportunities for people with disabilities through a new program introduced by the Department of Administration (Admin). Minnesota's Accommodation Fund will support Governor Dayton's goals to hire more individuals with disabilities by reimbursing Executive Branch agencies that make accommodations for employees and applicants with disabilities.
  • Admin awards Small Theater Grant to historic Canby Theater
    January 06, 2016 - Movie buffs in West Central Minnesota will continue to have access to films and other entertainment through state grant funding recently awarded to the historic movie theater in the city of Canby. The Minnesota Department of Administration (Admin) last month awarded the Canby Theater a $23,000 Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund Small Theater Grant.
  • Minnesota Department of Administration nationally recognized for Green Fleet policies
    December 22, 2015 - The Minnesota Department of Administration’s (Admin) Green Fleet policies have been nationally recognized by the National Association of Fleet Administrators (NAFA). In its first ever accreditation of sustainable fleets, NAFA recognized 13 public entities from around the nation and Canada.
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