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.
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.
September 19, 2014 - Governor Mark Dayton visited Roseau today to participate in Polaris Industries’ 60th Anniversary celebration. During the anniversary festivities, the Governor congratulated Polaris on their continued growth and wished the homegrown company success into the future.
September 18, 2014 - ST. PAUL, MN – With thousands of students across the state returning to school this month, Governor Dayton visited Brainerd today, meeting with kindergarten students and teachers at Garfield Elementary.
September 18, 2014 - Paul Bunyan Communications announced today that it is launching the GigaZone, their new advanced regional Gigabit fiber network that will be one of the largest Gigabit networks in the country.
September 18, 2014 - ST. PAUL, MN – Today’s monthly jobs report from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) showed Minnesota employers added 6,100 new jobs during the month of August. DEED also announced today that Minnesota’s unemployment rate has dropped to 4.3 percent – reaching its lowest level since 2006. In total, Minnesota has added 162,100 new jobs since Governor Dayton took office in January 2011.
September 16, 2014 - ST. PAUL -- The new Rochester WorkForce Center held a grand opening celebration today at its new location at Rochester Community and Technical College (RCTC). Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) Commissioner Katie Clark Sieben, RCTC President Leslie McClellon and other local leaders welcomed job seekers into the new location.
September 15, 2014 - ST. PAUL, MN – Today, Governor Mark Dayton announced the appointment of Mr. Eric J. Braaten, Mr. Christopher J. Lehmann, Mr. Timothy J. Looby, and Ms. Cynthia L. McCollum as District Court Judges in Minnesota’s First Judicial District. Mr. Braaten will be replacing the Honorable Richard C. Perkins, and will be chambered at Chaska in Carver County. Mr. Timothy J. Looby will be replacing the Honorable Thomas G. McCarthy, and will be chambered at Gaylord in Sibley County. Mr. Christopher J. Lehmann and Ms. Cynthia L. McCollum will be replacing the Honorable Richard G. Spicer and the Honorable Robert R. King, Jr., and will both be chambered at Hastings in Dakota County.
September 12, 2014 - This week, Governor Mark Dayton was named as a member of the National Governors Association (NGA) Education and Workforce Committee. The Education and Workforce Committee has jurisdiction over issues in the area of education (including early childhood, K-12, and postsecondary) as well as in the areas of workforce development.