26, 2013 - The largest shopping days of the year are now here – the few days where a significant portion of the annual $20 billion are spent on toys in the United States. To help keep dangerous toys out of the hustle and bustle of holiday shopping, the Department of Commerce is reminding parents to stay vigilant about product and toy safety including hazardous chemicals, and to check product recall alerts.
27, 2013 - SAINT PAUL, MN – The Minnesota Department of Commerce received notice Tuesday that #2 diesel gasoline at First Fuel Banks in Saint Cloud had been tampered with and contaminated sometime between August 16 and August 20. As a precautionary measure, Commissioner Mike Rothman urged gas stations across the state to step up security by securing their tanks with locks and keep tanks under video surveillance.
04, 2013 - SAINT PAUL, MN – Consumers and businesses in Minnesota often forget that their confidence in buying goods depends on accurate scales and measures that ensure consumers get what they pay for, and businesses compete on a level playing field. This is all due to the diligence of state weights and measures inspectors. The Minnesota Department of Commerce – Weights and Measures Division and the National Conference on Weights and Measures celebrates these public servants each year with Weights and Measures Week, March 1-7.
07, 2012 - The Minnesota Department of Commerce returns to Farmfest this year, with more information relevant to rural Minnesota economies than ever before. The Commerce Department booth is located in the Agriculture Building, where Commerce staff will be on hand to answer questions about a variety of topics affecting the lives of farm families and businesses.
14, 2011 - An ongoing Minnesota Department of Commerce investigation has identified at least 38 gas stations and 10 secondary distributors in southern Minnesota that received gasoline with above-regulation concentrations of ethanol.