Blog Entries http://mn.gov/ en-us Minnesota http://mn.gov/ Governor Dayton Proclaims Minnesota State Patrol Day Mon, 25 Aug 2014 13:27:07 -0500 Minnesota Governor's Office /governor/blog/the-office-of-the-governor-blog-entry-detail.jsp?id=102-139806 Governor Dayton proclaimed today to be “Minnesota State Patrol Day” in conjunction with State Patrol Day at the State Fair. See you at the 2014 Minnesota State Fair! Tue, 19 Aug 2014 11:58:13 -0500 Minnesota Governor's Office /governor/blog/the-office-of-the-governor-blog-entry-detail.jsp?id=102-139354 This week marks the beginning of the 2014 Minnesota State Fair! At more than a dozen state agency booths across the State Fair, fair-goers will be able to find more information about the work State Agencies are doing to make government better, faster, and simpler. After 6-Year Wait, Mankato Civic Center Expansion to Be Completed Wed, 13 Aug 2014 13:47:54 -0500 Minnesota Governor's Office /governor/blog/the-office-of-the-governor-blog-entry-detail.jsp?id=102-138963 The expansion of the Mankato Civic Center has been six years in the making. And thanks to the 2014 Jobs Bill passed by the Legislature and signed into law by Governor Mark Dayton last May, the project is finally on track to be completed. Governor Dayton Proclaims Farm Family Recognition Day Thu, 07 Aug 2014 16:51:08 -0500 Minnesota Governor's Office /governor/blog/the-office-of-the-governor-blog-entry-detail.jsp?id=102-138234 Today Governor Dayton traveled to Redwood, MN to speak in a forum at Minnesota’s annual Farmfest. To recognize the contributions to our state and their community, Governor Dayton has proclaimed August 7, 2014 Farm Family Recognition Day in honor of the 66,000 family-owned and operated farms across the state. Redwood Falls Proclaimed a Yellow Ribbon City Thu, 07 Aug 2014 11:55:59 -0500 Minnesota Governor's Office /governor/blog/the-office-of-the-governor-blog-entry-detail.jsp?id=102-138288 Redwood Falls, Minnesota was recognized as a Yellow Ribbon city during the Yellow Ribbon Proclamation ceremony today, August 7, 2014. The Yellow Ribbon Recognition Program pays tribute to communities and companies with an exceptional record of caring, commitment, and compassion for service members, veterans, and their families through various programs and public works. Governor Dayton Invests for Success in our Schools Thu, 07 Aug 2014 08:00:00 -0500 Minnesota Governor's Office /governor/blog/the-office-of-the-governor-blog-entry-detail.jsp?id=102-138317 With the first day of school just weeks away for many districts, Governor Mark Dayton met yesterday with nearly 300 school superintendents from across Minnesota to discuss the status of education in our state. Jobs Are Coming To Brooklyn Park Wed, 06 Aug 2014 14:55:45 -0500 Minnesota Governor's Office /governor/blog/the-office-of-the-governor-blog-entry-detail.jsp?id=102-138327 This afternoon, at the intersection of Highway 169 and Highway 610, Governor Mark Dayton and DEED Commissioner Katie Clark Sieben broke ground on the site of two new business expansions in Brooklyn Park. When the new North Cross Business Park is completed, it will be home to the newly-expanded PERBIX Machines and Wurth Adams Nut & Bolt, employing 345 Minnesota workers and creating dozens of new jobs. Governor Dayton Orders Flags Flown at Half-Staff in Honor of Police Officer Scott Patrick   Tue, 05 Aug 2014 11:12:08 -0500 Minnesota Governor's Office /governor/blog/the-office-of-the-governor-blog-entry-detail.jsp?id=102-138186 In honor and remembrance of Police Officer Scott Patrick, Governor Mark Dayton has ordered all United States flags and Minnesota flags be flown at half-staff at all state and federal buildings in the State of Minnesota, from sunrise until sunset, on Wednesday, August 6, 2014. Polaris Partners with Minnesota Job Creation Fund for Twin Cities Expansion Mon, 04 Aug 2014 11:25:48 -0500 Minnesota Governor's Office /governor/blog/the-office-of-the-governor-blog-entry-detail.jsp?id=102-138057 Polaris Industries Inc., manufacturer of innovative, high quality off-road vehicles, including all-terrain vehicles, snowmobiles, motorcycles and on-road electric/hybrid powered vehicles, is creating 100 new jobs in conjunction with a $20 million office expansion project in Plymouth. Minimum Wage Increase Benefits Thousands of Minnesota Families Tue, 29 Jul 2014 11:59:04 -0500 Minnesota Governor's Office /governor/blog/the-office-of-the-governor-blog-entry-detail.jsp?id=102-137515 On Friday, thousands of Minnesota’s lowest-wage workers will get a well-earned raise. Friday’s increase will bring the new wage to $8.00 per hour – the first increase in the state’s minimum wage in nearly a decade. The minimum wage increase signed by Governor Mark Dayton will raise the wage to $9.50 per hour by 2016, and index it to inflation to help ensure Minnesotans’ wages keep up with the cost of living. SRC Plant Expands; Will Add Up to 30 Skilled Jobs Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:00:29 -0500 Minnesota Governor's Office /governor/blog/the-office-of-the-governor-blog-entry-detail.jsp?id=102-137514 SRC Plants Expands and will add up to 30 skilled jobs. Super Radiator Coils (SRC) recently broke ground at its manufacturing facility here to build a 22,000 s.f. addition to meet demand for heat exchanger coils that are used at nuclear power plants, as well as other applications. Minnesota Cities Top National Lists For Business, Happiness Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:12:08 -0500 Minnesota Governor's Office /governor/blog/the-office-of-the-governor-blog-entry-detail.jsp?id=102-137388 Minnesota Cities Stand Out on National List of Best Places To Do Business Minnesota received more good economic news yesterday. Three Minnesota cities ranked among the top 25 smaller cities in the country to do business and have a career. Mankato ranked third on the national list, followed by Rochester (23rd) and St. Cloud (24th). Minnesota Job Skills Partnership Program will help train Netgain employees in Saint Cloud Tue, 22 Jul 2014 15:47:24 -0500 Minnesota Governor's Office /governor/blog/the-office-of-the-governor-blog-entry-detail.jsp?id=102-136850 The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) has awarded a $147,739 grant to St. Cloud State University to train 84 employees of Netgain. Governor Dayton Meets with Local Leaders to Discuss Next Steps on Lewis & Clark Water Project Mon, 21 Jul 2014 11:37:15 -0500 Minnesota Governor's Office /governor/blog/the-office-of-the-governor-blog-entry-detail.jsp?id=102-136734 Governor Mark Dayton traveled to Luverne last week to meet with local officials and area legislators to discuss next steps in advancing the construction of the Lewis & Clark Regional Water System. Governor Dayton listened, asked questions, and offered his continued support to ensure the project continues on course toward completion. The Governor stressed that the project is essential to maintaining a high quality of life in southwestern Minnesota, and in supporting the continued economic growth of the entire region. Minnesota: Gaining Jobs Thu, 17 Jul 2014 13:49:37 -0500 Minnesota Governor's Office /governor/blog/the-office-of-the-governor-blog-entry-detail.jsp?id=102-136769 Minnesota received more good economic news today. Today’s jobs report, released by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED), showed the state added 8,500 jobs in June. And the state’s unemployment rate dropped to 4.5 percent last month – the lowest it has been in seven years. In total, Minnesota has added nearly 160,000 new jobs since Governor Dayton took office in January 2011. Governor Helps Break Ground on Owatonna Business Expansion Wed, 16 Jul 2014 15:13:06 -0500 Minnesota Governor's Office /governor/blog/the-office-of-the-governor-blog-entry-detail.jsp?id=102-136399 This morning, Governor Mark Dayton helped break ground on a $9 million expansion of Daikin Applied Americas’ manufacturing facility in Owatonna. Governor Dayton Opens Schwan’s USA Cup International Youth Soccer Tournament Wed, 16 Jul 2014 10:27:37 -0500 Minnesota Governor's Office /governor/blog/the-office-of-the-governor-blog-entry-detail.jsp?id=102-136317 Yesterday, Governor Mark Dayton travelled to the National Sports Center in Blaine to provide the welcoming remarks and participate in the Handshake for Peace with Norwegian Soccer star Jan Aage Fjortoft for the opening ceremony of the Schwan’s USA Cup International Youth Soccer Tournament. Minnesota: A National Leader in Health Care Tue, 15 Jul 2014 12:16:38 -0500 Minnesota Governor's Office /governor/blog/the-office-of-the-governor-blog-entry-detail.jsp?id=102-136291 This week, Minnesota again demonstrated why our state is a national leader in health care. New Dayton Administration reforms launched in 2013 to provide better care at lower costs have saved more than $10.5 million in just one year. And today, Mayo Clinic was named the best hospital in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. Minnesota Department of Education Wins Innovation Award Fri, 11 Jul 2014 16:18:02 -0500 Minnesota Governor's Office /governor/blog/the-office-of-the-governor-blog-entry-detail.jsp?id=102-135997 Congratulations to the Minnesota Department of Education! This week, MDE’s Regional Centers of Excellence program won the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs 2014 State Government Innovation Award. The awards recognize excellence in state government agencies and seek to encourage experimentation and innovation in Minnesota. Winners were judged based on a three-part set of criteria: innovation (40% of the score), impact (30%) and sustainability (30%). The winning agencies demonstrated significant improvements in service, progress, and impact of the program. Governor Dayton helps celebrate 100th Anniversary of Toro Fri, 11 Jul 2014 08:21:23 -0500 Minnesota Governor's Office /governor/blog/the-office-of-the-governor-blog-entry-detail.jsp?id=102-135928 Governor Dayton traveled to Bloomington to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Toro yesterday. The company, which designs and manufactures lawn care and landscaping equipment, is one of the state’s largest companies – employing about 1,800 in Minnesota.