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New Investments in E-12 Education Take Effect Today

Posted on July 01, 2015 at 9:37 AM

ST. PAUL, MN – During the 2015 Legislative Session, Governor Dayton and the Minnesota Legislature made important new investments in E-12 education. Many of those new investments take effect today, Wednesday, July 1, 2015. The $525 million investment enacted this year will increase funding for every Minnesota classroom, improve early learning opportunities, improve literacy, and provide needed new resources for American Indian education and English language learners.


First Steps For Better Water Quality Start Today in Minnesota

Posted on July 01, 2015 at 9:35 AM

ST. PAUL, MN – Today, the first component of one of Governor Mark Dayton’s major legislative priorities will take effect in Minnesota. Beginning Wednesday, July 1, 2015, funding to begin the implementation of the water quality buffer initiative becomes available to local Soil and Water Districts across Minnesota.


CNBC Names Minnesota “America’s Top State for Business”

Posted on June 25, 2015 at 10:50 AM

ST. PAUL, MN – Minnesota is America’s Top State for Business in 2015, according to a new report released today by CNBC. Minnesota moved into the top spot this year, after placing 6th in 2014, and 15th in 2013.


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