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  • Governor Dayton orders flags to half-staff in observation of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service
    September 26, 2014 - ST. PAUL – In honor of firefighters who have been killed or disabled in the line of duty, 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 Sunday, September 28, 2014.
  • Governor Dayton Announces Plans for Minnesota Pheasant Summit
    September 26, 2014 - ST. PAUL, MN – Last night at the Pheasants Forever Chapter 844 banquet in St. Paul, Governor Mark Dayton announced plans to convene the state’s first-ever Minnesota Pheasant Summit. The Summit, to be held later this year, will include hunters, farmers, policymakers, conservationists, other stakeholders, and key members of the Governor’s Cabinet. It will focus on strategies to increase the state’s pheasant population, improve pheasant habitat, and ensure future generations of Minnesota hunters have the opportunity to enjoy one of the state’s most popular and iconic game birds.
  • Lewis & Clark Awards Pipeline Contract for Luverne Connection
    September 25, 2014 - Tea, SD – The Board of Directors of the Lewis & Clark Regional Water System today awarded a $16.5 million pipeline contract to Carstensen Contracting of Pipestone, MN, which was more than two million less than the engineer’s estimate. This is the first pipeline contract Lewis & Clark has awarded since June 2012. The contract includes 18 miles of primarily 24” pipe that runs from the Minnesota/Iowa border to Luverne. When completed Lewis & Clark will be able to deliver water to Luverne. The substantial completion deadline is November 2015.
  • Minnesota Receives $36 Million in Federal Grants for Veterans Homes
    September 24, 2014 - ST. PAUL, MN – Governor Mark Dayton today announced that the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs (MDVA) will receive two federal grants totaling $36 million for the expansion, modernization, and improvement of four Minnesota veterans’ homes. These new grants will help expand the capacity of the State Veterans Homes, and improve the quality of life enjoyed by Minnesota’s veterans.
  • Governor Dayton to Local Leaders: How is Increased Railway Traffic Impacting Your Communities?
    September 24, 2014 - Governor Mark Dayton today reached out to 300 communities located along railway routes in Minnesota, asking how increased rail traffic and the volatility of oil shipments are impacting local budgets and the quality of life enjoyed by area residents.
  • Commission on Judicial Selection Announces Vacancy in the Fourth Judicial District
    September 24, 2014 - 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 Marilyn B. Rosenbaum, and will be chambered at Minneapolis in Hennepin County.
  • DEED Accepting Applications for Broadband Grants
    September 24, 2014 - ST. PAUL – State officials are accepting applications for funding to expand broadband infrastructure in areas of Minnesota that don’t have adequate high-speed Internet service.
  • Park Industries Expanding in St. Cloud
    September 23, 2014 - ST. PAUL – Stone-processing equipment manufacturer Park Industries Inc. announced plans today to invest in its operations and expand its facility in St. Cloud.
  • Governor Takes Executive Actions to Protect Children from Abuse
    September 22, 2014 - ST. PAUL, MN – Governor Mark Dayton today took a series of executive actions to protect children in Minnesota from the threat of abuse and neglect. These efforts include both immediate changes to the child protection system, and the establishment of a new Governor’s Task Force on the Protection of Children. The Task Force, appointed by the Governor, will make specific recommendations for comprehensive improvements to the child protection system in the upcoming 2015 Legislative Session.
  • DEED Awards $1.7 Million for Redevelopment; projects expected to create or retain 5,700 jobs
    September 19, 2014 - ST. PAUL – The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) awarded four grants and one loan for redevelopment projects in Minnesota that are expected to create or retain more than 5,700 jobs.
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