January 12, 2011 - St. Paul, MN — Governor Mark Dayton today announced the appointment of retired Major General Larry Shellito, who recently retired as the Adjutant General of the Minnesota National Guard, to lead the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs.
January 11, 2011 - St. Paul, MN — Governor Mark Dayton today announced the appointment of Lucinda Jesson, currently Founding Director of the Health Law Institute at Hamline University, as Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Human Services.
January 11, 2011 - St. Paul — Governor Mark Dayton today announced the appointment of Representative Tony Sertich as Commissioner of the Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board (IRRRB). Sertich, who hails from Chisholm, will lead the Board in its important mission to diversify the economy of the Iron Range. Representative Sertich was the youngest Majority Leader in Minnesota’s history.
January 10, 2011 - As a sign of respect for the victims of the tragic shooting in Tucson, Arizona on Saturday, January 8, 2011, Governor Mark Dayton has signed a proclamation ordering all flags at state buildings in Minnesota be lowered to half-staff until sunset on January 14, 2011.
January 06, 2011 - Today Governor Dayton appointed Tom Landwehr as Commissioner of the Department of Natural Resources. Landwehr brings both an insider’s knowledge and an outsider’s perspective to the agency. He has served as a City Council Member and as an Instructor at the University of Minnesota’s School of Natural Resources. Landwehr is widely respected by people in the conservation, recreation and business communities. He brings to the agency a reputation as someone with creative and innovative solutions to many of Minnesota’s top natural resource issues.
January 05, 2011 - Today Governor Mark Dayton announced his appointments to lead two key state agencies, the Departments of Commerce and Revenue. In naming Myron Frans Commissioner of Revenue and Mike Rothman the new Commissioner of Commerce, Dayton continues to appoint experienced professionals, who share his commitment to excellence in government.
January 05, 2011 - In his first official act as Governor, Mark Dayton today signed two executive orders implementing Minnesota’s early Medicaid enrollment. This action is expected to bring an estimated 95,000 Minnesotans onto health coverage and protect 20,000 health care jobs across our state.