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  • Governor Dayton Signs Deficiency Bill
    February 26, 2015 - ST. PAUL, MN – Governor Mark Dayton today signed legislation that provides $15.5 million to maintain basic services across the state. The legislation signed by Governor Dayton makes crucial investments in areas of need, from providing the necessary funding to help Minnesotans enjoy the great outdoors, to providing food assistance to Minnesota seniors.
  • Governor Dayton’s Transportation Proposal Would Fund Key Safety, Mobility Improvements in Rochester and Olmsted County
    February 26, 2015 - ST. PAUL, MN – Last month, Governor Mark Dayton proposed an honest, straightforward plan to fix Minnesota’s aging and under-funded transportation system. If passed by the Legislature, Governor Dayton’s transportation proposal would provide up to $75 million over the next ten years for key road and bridge improvements in Rochester and Olmsted County.
  • Notice of Appointments by Governor Dayton
    February 24, 2015 - ST. PAUL, MN – Today Governor Mark Dayton announced the following appointments to the Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council.
  • Statement from Governor Dayton on Minnesota’s Graduation Rate
    February 24, 2015 - ST. PAUL, MN – Today, the Minnesota Department of Education released a new report showing that Minnesota’s graduation rate increased from 79.8 percent in 2013 to 81.2 percent in 2014. The report showed gains in graduation rates among all student groups over the last year.
  • Governor’s Proposal Would Target One of the Worst Traffic Jams in America
    February 24, 2015 - ST. PAUL, MN – One of the worst traffic jams in America is right here in the Twin Cities. The I-35W/I-494 interchange was designed in the 1950s, and constructed in the 1960s – with very few changes or improvements since. Fifty-three years later, an estimated 290,000 vehicles pass slowly through the severely congested interchange every day.
  • Notice of Appointments by Governor Dayton
    February 23, 2015 - ST. PAUL, MN – Today Governor Mark Dayton announced the following appointments to the Minnesota State Arts Board and the NextGen Energy Board.
  • President Obama Appoints Governor Dayton to Council of Governors
    February 20, 2015 - ST. PAUL, MN – The White House announced today that President Barack Obama has appointed Governor Mark Dayton to serve a two-year term on the Council of Governors. The Council of Governors, created by Congress in 2007, is a bipartisan forum to advise the Secretary of Defense, Secretary of Homeland Security, and the White House Homeland Security Council on matters related to the National Guard and civil support missions.
  • Governor Dayton’s Transportation Proposal Would Fund Key Safety, Mobility Improvements on Highway 14 Corridor
    February 18, 2015 - ST. PAUL, MN – Today in Mankato, Governor Mark Dayton announced that new investments included in the Governor’s transportation finance proposal would finally allow additional construction to begin on key segments of Highway 14 – a stretch of road that now carries nearly 8,000 vehicles every day, and connects key regional trade centers in New Ulm, Mankato, Waseca, Owatonna, Rochester, and Winona.
  • Over 600 Road and Bridge Improvements Funded by Governor’s Proposal
    February 17, 2015 - ST. PAUL, MN – Governor Mark Dayton and Transportation Commissioner Charlie Zelle today released a detailed list of more than 600 road and bridge improvements that would be completed if the Legislature passes the Governor’s proposed investments in transportation.
  • Commission on Judicial Selection Announces Vacancy in the Fourth Judicial District
    February 13, 2015 - ST. PAUL, MN –The Commission on Judicial Selection announced today that a judgeship vacancy is occurring in Minnesota’s Fourth Judicial District Court. This vacancy was created upon the retirement of the Honorable Philip D. Bush, and will be chambered at Minneapolis in Hennepin County.
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