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  • Klobuchar, Franken, Nolan, Dayton: Unreliable Rail Shipments of Coal Hurting Minnesota Electric Utilities, Could Push up Rates for Consumers
    October 30, 2014 - WASHINGTON, DC – U.S Senators Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken, U.S. Representative Rick Nolan, and Governor Mark Dayton today urged a key federal energy commission to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to protect Minnesota consumers from reduced utility reliability by forcing BNSF Railway Company to fix coal-delivery issues. Across Minnesota, electric utilities are watching their stockpiles of coal fall to dangerously low levels. In a letter, the group called on Chairman Cheryl LaFleur to bring together utility and railroad representatives to discuss coal delivery service issues.
  • Governor Dayton Encourages Minnesotans to Register for First-Ever Pheasant Summit, Invites Public to Submit Topics and Ideas
    October 30, 2014 - ST. PAUL, MN – Today, Governor Mark Dayton invited Minnesotans to register for the state’s first-ever Minnesota Pheasant Summit, which will be held at Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall on December 13, 2014. The Minnesota Pheasant Summit will bring together hunters, farmers, conservationists, policymakers, key members of the Governor's Cabinet, and others. During the Summit, participants will discuss strategies to increase the state’s pheasant population, improve pheasant habitat, and ensure that future generations of Minnesotans have opportunities to enjoy one of the state’s most popular and iconic game birds. Governor Dayton first announced plans for the Summit at a Pheasants Forever event last month.
  • Governor Dayton Invites Trick-or-Treaters to Governor’s Residence
    October 29, 2014 - ST. PAUL, MN – Governor Dayton is calling all ghouls, goblins, and ghosts to celebrate Halloween at the Governor’s Residence (1006 Summit Avenue, St. Paul) on Friday, October 31, if you dare. The gates of the Governor’s Residence will be open from 5:00–7:00pm.
  • State will carefully monitor recent travelers from Ebola-affected regions
    October 27, 2014 - After consulting with a team of experts in public health, medicine, ethics and law, Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton and Minnesota Health Commissioner Dr. Ed Ehlinger today announced the framework for Minnesota’s plans to monitor the health of any individual returning to Minnesota after traveling from one of the countries in West Africa affected by the Ebola outbreak.
  • Governor Dayton Issues Emergency Executive Order 14-17
    October 24, 2014 - ST. PAUL, MN – Today, Governor Mark Dayton signed Emergency Executive Order 14-17, delivering emergency relief from regulations incorporated in Minnesota Statutes, section 221.0314, subdivision 9, pertaining to hours of service for motor carriers and drivers providing direct assistance in emergency relief efforts. The Emergency Executive Order will help increase propane supplies across Minnesota, improving access for farmers during the autumn harvest and enhancing the state’s preparedness for the winter heating season.
  • $162 million in funding announced for housing across Minnesota
    October 23, 2014 - October 23, 2014 (St. Paul, MN) – Minnesota Housing announced funding awards of nearly $162 million today that will create and preserve affordable housing across the state. This record level of funding comes just months after the Governor and Legislature approved the largest capital investment for housing in Minnesota Housing history. It will fund 78 rental and homeownership projects for a total of 4,000 housing units through a variety of financing sources.* An additional $20 million, approved in the 2014 bonding bill to repair aging public housing, will be awarded in January, 2015.
  • Minnesota Bridges Go Gold for After-School Programs
    October 22, 2014 - ROSEVILLE – A student’s learning does not end at the school bell. Even though a child spends most of their time outside of the classroom, educators can keep students engaged by offering high-quality after-school programs to extend the learning day.
  • MDH establishes information line for Minnesotans with Ebola questions
    October 21, 2014 - As part of an ongoing effort to provide Minnesotans with information about Ebola and related precautions against the disease, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) today established an Ebola Information Line. The number for the Ebola Information Line is 651-201-3920 or 1-800-657-3903.
  • First Job Training Pilot Program Grants Awarded
    October 21, 2014 - ST. PAUL – Three manufacturers in Greater Minnesota received worker-training grants totaling $144,000 from the Job Training Incentive Pilot Program.
  • State Proclaims Manufacturers Week
    October 20, 2014 - ST. PAUL – Minnesota Manufacturers Week, a statewide public celebration that puts the spotlight on a crucial sector of the state’s economy, is this week, Oct 19-25.
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