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  • Minnesota Leads Nation with $20 Million in AmeriCorps Competitive Grants
    July 20, 2015 - MINNEAPOLIS, MN – Minnesota Reading Corps, one of the most effective programs in closing the education achievement gap, was part of Minnesota’s nation-leading result in competitive grants awarded by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS). ServeMinnesota, the governor-appointed commission on national and community service, received $20,036,237 in AmeriCorps funding – the largest competitive grant amount received by any one state.
  • Governor Dayton, Congressman Nolan to Visit Brainerd Lakes Area to Assess Recent Storm Damage
    July 16, 2015 - State leaders will be accompanied by emergency management personnel and local elected officials
  • Governor Dayton Issues Emergency Executive Order 15-12
    July 13, 2015 - Executive Order assists emergency relief efforts critical to lowering risk of H5N2 avian influenza
  • Governor Dayton Signs Executive Orders 15-13 and 15-14; Rescinding Executive Order 13-13
    July 13, 2015 - Today, Governor Mark Dayton issued Executive Order 15-13, reassigning emergency management responsibilities to state agencies, and 15-14, requiring the State of Minnesota, and each state agency, to develop a plan for continuity of government (COG) and continuity of operations (COOP) in the event of a disruption of services.
  • Statement from Lt. Governor Tina Smith on Minnesota Medical Manufacturing Partnership
    July 08, 2015 - ST. PAUL, MN – Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker announced that Minnesota’s Medical Manufacturing Partnership is one of 12 communities nationwide now eligible for federal aid and support to accelerate manufacturing growth and create jobs.
  • Council Working to Enhance Diversity and Inclusion in State Government
    July 06, 2015 - ST. PAUL, MN – A new report issued today by the Governor’s Diversity and Inclusion Council updates policymakers on the Council’s work to improve diversity in the state’s workforce and business supplier chain, and more equitably engage diverse people, communities, and businesses in the work of state government.
  • Governor Dayton proclaims July "Hire a Veteran Month"
    July 02, 2015 - ST. PAUL – Governor Mark Dayton issued a proclamation declaring the month of July to be “Hire a Veteran Month” in Minnesota. Employers are encouraged to help connect military service members with employment opportunities during the month of July – and to continue hiring veterans throughout the year.
  • Governor Dayton Appoints Two to MNsure Board
    July 01, 2015 - ST. PAUL, MN – Today, Governor Mark Dayton announced the appointment of two individuals to fill vacancies on a seven-member board responsible for managing and operating MNsure.
  • First Steps For Better Water Quality Start Today in Minnesota
    July 01, 2015 - 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.
  • New Investments in E-12 Education Take Effect Today
    July 01, 2015 - 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.
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