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  • Redwood Falls to be Proclamed a Yellow Ribbon City
    August 06, 2014 - The City of Redwood Falls will be declared a Yellow Ribbon City during a Yellow Ribbon Proclamation ceremony, August 7, in Redwood Falls, Minn.  
  • Custom Products of Litchfield Expanding Operations
    August 06, 2014 - LITCHFIELD – Custom Products of Litchfield Inc., a maker of cabs and operator protective structures used on off-highway vehicles for the industrial market, is investing more than $2 million and projecting to add 31 jobs in an expansion of its manufacturing plant.
  • Tougher Law, New Resources Add to Fight Against Synthetic Drugs
    August 06, 2014 - DULUTH – As a tougher state law against synthetic drugs goes into effect this month, Minnesotans also have a new website to get factual information about the dangers and risks posed by the deadly substances.
  • Governor Dayton Orders Flags Flown at Half-Staff in Honor of Police Officer Scott Patrick
    August 05, 2014 - ST. PAUL, MN – 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.
  • Governor Dayton Directs State Agencies to Increase Hiring of Minnesotans with Disabilities
    August 04, 2014 - ST. PAUL, MN – Governor Mark Dayton today issued Executive Order Executive Order 14-14, which directs all state government agencies to increase their employment of Minnesotans with disabilities. Over the last 15 years, there has been a steady decline in the proportion of Minnesotans with disabilities employed by the state – from 10.1 percent of the state’s workforce in 1999, to just 3.2 percent in 2013. The Executive Order issued today by Governor Dayton directs state agencies to increase that level to 7 percent by 2018.
  • Lt. Governor Prettner Solon Selected for National Lt. Governors Association Leadership Committee
    August 01, 2014 - Lt. Governor Yvonne Prettner Solon has been selected to serve on the National Lt. Governors Association (NLGA) leadership committee. As a member of the committee, Lt. Governor Prettner Solon will help guide the organization’s work on issues impacting the states.
  • Governor Dayton Proclaims Sir Paul McCartney Day in Minnesota
    August 01, 2014 - ST. PAUL, MN – Marking the musician’s fourth concert appearance in Minnesota, Governor Mark Dayton has proclaimed Saturday, August 2, 2014, to be Sir Paul McCartney Day in Minnesota. The Governor’s proclamation recognizes McCartney for his contributions to music in a career spanning nearly six decades and celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the first Beatles concert in Minnesota.
  • Polaris Partners with Minnesota Job Creation Fund for Twin Cities Expansion
    August 01, 2014 - MEDINA – 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.
  • Governor Dayton Appoints Diane B. Bratvold, Hilary Lindell Caligiuri, William J. Fisher, and Juan G. Hoyos to Fill Fourth Judicial District Vacancies
    August 01, 2014 - ST. PAUL, MN – Today, Governor Mark Dayton announced the appointment of Ms. Diane B. Bratvold, Ms. Hilary Lindell Caligiuri, Mr. William J. Fisher, and Mr. Juan G. Hoyos as District Court Judges in Minnesota’s Fourth Judicial District. The appointees will be filling the vacancies created upon the appointment of the Honorable Denise D. Reilly to the Minnesota Court of Appeals and the retirements of the Honorable Ann L. Alton, the Honorable Mary S. DuFresne, and the Honorable Mark S. Wernick. These district court judgeships will be chambered at Minneapolis in Hennepin County in the Fourth Judicial District.
  • 99% of Job-Creating Permits Now Completed in 150 Days or Less
    August 01, 2014 - ST. PAUL, MN – Governor Dayton’s efforts to significantly reduce the time it takes to issue job-creating environmental permits are paying off. Business permits that used to take months, and sometimes even years for state agencies to complete, are now being issued in less than 150 days. A report issued today by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) confirms the success of new reforms implemented by the Governor in 2011, showing that 99 percent of all “priority permits” are now issued within the state’s 150 day goal. The report also shows that 94 percent of all permits are now finished within 150 days.
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