July 31, 2012 - In honor and remembrance of the lives lost in the Interstate 35W bridge collapse five years ago, Governor Mark Dayton has ordered all U.S. flags and Minnesota flags to be flown at half-staff at all state and federal buildings in the State of Minnesota from sunrise until sunset on Wednesday, August 1, 2012.
July 30, 2012 - St. Paul, MN – Today, Governor Mark Dayton announced the appointment of Colleen Thompson Michels to an Eighth Judicial District non-attorney position on the Commission on Judicial Selection. Ms. Thompson Michels will serve as one of four Eighth Judicial District members.
July 30, 2012 - Saint Paul, MN – The Commission on Judicial Selection announced today that a judgeship vacancy is occurring in Minnesota’s Seventh Judicial District Court. This vacancy was created upon the appointment of Judge Michael L. Kirk to the Minnesota Court of Appeals. The district court judgeship will be chambered at Moorhead in Clay County in the Seventh Judicial District.
July 26, 2012 - Saint Paul – Lieutenant Governor Yvonne Prettner Solon has been re-elected to serve on the Executive Council of the National Lieutenant Governor’s Association. Lt. Governor Prettner Solon was re-elected unanimously to serve as the Midwest Region, Democrat-at-Large member of the association. The NLGA held their annual convention last week in Chicago, IL.
July 26, 2012 - Saint Paul – In a ceremony today, Governor Mark Dayton signed HF 2508. The bill was originally signed into law in April 2012. The bill enhances current law in regard to the growing problem of synthetic drug production and use in Minnesota.
July 20, 2012 - Today, Governor Mark Dayton announced the appointment of Ms. Elizabeth H. Strand as a District Court judge in Minnesota's Tenth Judicial District. Ms. Strand will replace the Honorable Donald J. Venne who will retire later this summer. This seat will be chambered in Buffalo in Wright County in Minnesota’s Tenth Judicial District.
July 20, 2012 - St. Paul—As a sign of respect for the victims of the tragic shooting in Aurora, Colorado on Friday, July 20, 2012, Governor Mark Dayton has signed a proclamation ordering all flags at state buildings in Minnesota be lowered to half-staff until sunset on July 21, 2012.