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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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  • Admin Accepting Applications for School Trust Lands Director
    February 20, 2015 - Commissioner Matt Massman announced that the Department of Administration is taking applications for the state’s first School Trust Lands Director. The director will advise the Governor, Legislature, and Department of Natural Resources on the management of the school trust lands.
  • Admin Announces Local Public Radio Grant Awards for Projects Promoting Minnesota’s Cultural Heritage
    February 20, 2015 - Commissioner Matt Massman announced today the award of four grants to local public radio stations. The $94,894 in grants were competitively awarded to create and produce six radio projects related to Minnesota’s cultural heritage.
  • Department of Administration Seeks Executive Assistant to the Commissioner
    February 18, 2015 - The Minnesota Department of Administration is hiring an Executive Assistant to manage the Commissioner’s Office. The successful candidate will be a talented individual who is resourceful and comfortable in a fast-paced environment interacting with senior state officials, the media, the public, interest groups, and agency staff.
  • State Demographic Center Highlights Important Migration Trends
    January 26, 2015 - The Minnesota State Demographic Center (SDC) released its latest annual report today, titled “Minnesota On The Move: Migration Patterns and Implications.” The report examines statewide migration patterns and emphasizes the important role they will play in Minnesota’s future, as the impacts of an aging population draw ever closer.
  • Change in State Purchasing Policy Creates More Opportunities for Veteran, Minority, and Woman-Owned Small Businesses
    January 20, 2015 - The Minnesota Department of Administration announced today that it will enhance the ability of certain small businesses to compete for state contracts. Starting February 1, when small businesses owned by women, minorities, people with physical disabilities, or veterans bid for state contracts, existing preferences will apply to a larger portion of the contract’s value. This increase also applies to small businesses located in economically disadvantaged areas of the state.
  • Last State Surplus Auction of 2014 Season Takes Place This Weekend in Grand Rapids
    December 02, 2014 - Members of the public are invited to bid on a variety of surplus goods at a State of Minnesota auction taking place on Saturday, December 6 in Grand Rapids. The auction will include approximately 80 cars and trucks, plus ATVs, snowmobiles, plow trucks, tractors, trailers, skidsteers, loaders and backhoes, boat, motor and trailer packages, automotive shop equipment, and more.
  • State Surplus Property Public Auction takes place this weekend in Arden Hills
    November 13, 2014 - Members of the public are invited to bid on a variety of surplus goods at a State of Minnesota auction taking place on Saturday, November 15 in Arden Hills. The auction will include approximately 100 cars and trucks, automotive shop equipment, band saws and table saws, hand tools, sporting goods and toys, a snow blower, a stump grinder, various abandoned airport and property room items, and much more.
  • State Surplus Property Public Auction this weekend in Arden Hills
    October 24, 2014 - Members of the public are invited to bid on a variety of surplus goods at a State of Minnesota auction taking place on Saturday, October 25 in Arden Hills. The auction will include approximately 140 cars and trucks, inflatable Zodiak and trailer, John Deere 425 mower, trailers, push mowers and weed whips, hand tools, sporting goods and toys, sunglasses and other abandoned airport items, property room items and lots of bikes.
  • State Surplus Property Public Auction this weekend in Bemidji
    October 01, 2014 - Members of the public are invited to bid on a variety of surplus goods at a State of Minnesota auction taking place on Saturday, October 4 in Bemidji. The auction will include approximately 70 cars and trucks including a dump truck and plow trucks, a Case 1155 crawler/loader, a John Deere riding lawn mower, trailers, pumps, welders, woodworking equipment, and much more.
  • Minnesota Among Top Tier States in New Census Data Indicators
    September 18, 2014 - Minnesota continues to rank in the top tier of states for key measures of employment, income, and health insurance according to data released today by the U.S. Census Bureau. The data from the 2013 American Community Survey reveals Minnesota made broad reductions in unemployment, as well as poverty rates for several racial and age groups, while the percent of uninsured Minnesotans was stable. Median household income also rose by $1,000 between 2012 and 2013.
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