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  • Governor Dayton to Host Fourth Annual Governor’s Pheasant Opener in Worthington
    October 09, 2014 - ST. PAUL, MN – Tomorrow, Governor Mark Dayton will travel to Worthington to host the Fourth Annual Governor’s Pheasant Hunting Opener. Celebrating the pheasant opener is a long-standing Minnesota tradition – and one that Governor Dayton has highlighted by hosting Governor’s Pheasant Opener events in each of his four years as Governor.
  • State Launches Initiatives to Encourage Small Business Growth
    October 09, 2014 - The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) has launched three new initiatives that offer assistance to help small businesses in Minnesota expand or improve their operations.
  • Governor Dayton Announces $70 Million Investment in 13 New Corridors of Commerce Transportation Projects
    October 07, 2014 - ST. PAUL, MN – Governor Mark Dayton today announced that construction on 13 more transportation projects will be accelerated thanks to new investments in the Corridors of Commerce initiative, and cost savings at the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT). The projects receiving funding today, and 14 other projects that previously received Corridors of Commerce funding, will strengthen the state’s transportation system by adding capacity and improving the movement of freight across Minnesota.
  • Governor Dayton Meets with Students and Teachers at Congdon Park Elementary in Duluth
    October 06, 2014 - ST. PAUL, MN – With the first month behind them, thousands of students across the state are settling into their classrooms for the 2014-15 school year. Governor Dayton visited Duluth today, meeting with kindergarten students and teachers at Congdon Park Elementary.
  • Governor Dayton Issues Emergency Executive Order 14-16
    October 04, 2014 - Today, Governor Mark Dayton signed Emergency Executive Order 14-16, delivering emergency relief from regulations incorporated in Minnesota Statutes, section 221.0314, subdivision 9, pertaining to hours of service for carriers and drivers of commercial motor vehicles while in the process of obtaining and transporting diesel fuel. The Emergency Executive Order will help increase the supply of diesel fuel for farmers and other agricultural operations during the fall harvest.
  • Governor Dayton Announces Appointments to Task Force on the Protection of Children, Declares Domestic Violence Awareness Month
    October 03, 2014 - ST. PAUL, MN – Governor Dayton today announced appointments to the Governor’s Task Force on the Protection of Children. Following the tragic death of four-year-old Eric Dean, the Task Force will make recommendations for comprehensive improvements to the child protection system in the upcoming 2015 Legislative Session.
  • Governor Dayton Congratulates Brainerd Public School District, Other Blue Ribbon Schools for National Awards
    September 30, 2014 - ST. PAUL, MN – Today, the U.S. Department of Education announced that eight schools in Minnesota have been named National Blue Ribbon Schools.
  • Minnesota Receives $17 Million in Federal Grants for Workforce Training
    September 29, 2014 - ST. PAUL, MN – Following the request of Governor Mark Dayton, Minnesota today received more than $17 million in federal grants to train workers for jobs in high-demand fields. The grants, awarded to 14 campuses across the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) system, will provide education and workforce training for good-paying jobs in construction and advanced manufacturing.
  • 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.
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