Governor Dayton Signs Historic Freedom to Marry Bill
Governor Dayton signs House File 1054/Senate File 925, granting all Minnesotans the freedom to marry.
Gopher Women's Hockey National Champions Day
Governor Dayton officially proclaimed Monday, April 15, 2013 to be Gopher Women's Hockey National Champions Day. Congratulations on a phenomenal season!
Spotlight on Special Education Reform: Dept. of Education Slashes Paperwork for Special Education Teachers
Minnesota's Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius, the state Dept. of Education and Governor Dayton announce reduction of excessive paperwork for special education teachers.
Spotlight on Infrastructure: Building Roads and Connections that Create Jobs
Central Corridor Light Rail Transit construction is 90% Complete. Work crews install catenary poles for wires that will power light rail vehicles along University Avenue in St. Paul
Spotlight on Education: Delivering Better Schools for a Better Minnesota
Governor Dayton visits Franklin Elementary School for Read Across America Day.
Spotlight on Safe Routes To School Program
In 2013, MnDOT and Governor Mark Dayton continue to work towards creating opportunities and educating Minnesotans about safe commutes for children under the Safe Routes to School program.
Spotlight on Technology: Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities Launches Award-Winning Mobile Device Application
The Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities has developed a free award winning mobile device application that helps individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders communicate in emergency situations.
Spotlight on Health and Aging: Connecting Minnesota Seniors with Services and Their Community
When Minnesota seniors call the Senior LinkAge Line®: A One Stop Shop for Minnesota Seniors, they will be connected to a live person who will help them with any government service related questions.
This post was originally published by Swedish Ambassador Mark Brzezinski on Brzezinski Blog on June 17, 2013. This week we had the privilege of welcoming Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton and a trade delegation of Minnesota business, universities and scientific and medical institutions to Stockholm, Sweden. The family ties, business relationships, scientific and university exchanges, and cultural linkages between Minnesota and Sweden combine to create a strong and growing connection. The Governor’s visit gave us the chance to frame some of the key opportunities Minnesota and Sweden have to work together to advance common interests. The values shared between Sweden and Minnesota are so many: a commitment to cultivating the next generation through great education; the endless possibilities provided by scientific innovation, R&D and global commerce; a love for the great outdoors and a shared Northern topography; and even Ice Hockey – Governor Dayton is a former Division I Hockey player (a goalie), and Sweden just won the Ice Hockey World Championships!
Minnesota had the fifth fastest growing economy in 2012. Currently, Minnesota is experiencing healthy growth – creating new jobs for Minnesotans and new opportunities for businesses. In 2012, Minnesota’s gross domestic product grew by 3.5 percent – 1 percent higher than the national average.
As a state, Minnesota has one of the country's lowest unemployment rates too. And the Twin Cities, the state's major economic engine, had the second-lowest unemployment rate among major U.S. metropolitan areas during April.
While these improvements are indicators Minnesota’s economy is moving in the right direction. Gov. Mark Dayton has continued to push new initiatives designed to help create good jobs for Minnesotans.
Gov. Mark Dayton; Dr. Cliff Steer, University of Minnesota Medical School; DEED Commissioner Katie Sieben; and Minnesota Trade Office Director KathleenMotzenbecker visited the Karolinska Institutet, a world renowned medical research university in Stockholm, where they discussed innovation exchange.