November 24, 2014 - ST. PAUL, MN – At a news conference this morning, Governor Mark Dayton announced that he will appoint Lee Sheehy to continue as Chair of the Minnesota Commission on Judicial Selection. Mr. Sheehy has held the post since his appointment by the Governor in 2011. Over the last four years, Sheehy and the Minnesota Commission on Judicial Selection have helped interview and recommend judicial candidates for 86 District Court, Appellate Court, and Supreme Court appointments.
November 24, 2014 - ST. PAUL, MN – The 2014 Holiday Season at the Minnesota Governor’s Residence will kick-off on Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014. The Residence will be open for public tours on December 2, 9 and 16 from 1:00 to 3:00pm. No reservations are required and tours will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. The Residence is a collection site for Second Harvest Heartland, the Midwest’s largest hunger relief program, and will be accepting donations of non-perishable food items throughout the Holiday Season.
November 24, 2014 - Thanksgiving Week got underway today at the Minnesota State Capitol. This morning, Governor Mark Dayton was joined by Agriculture Commissioner Dave Frederickson, Minnesota Turkey Growers Association President John Gorton, and Colleen Moriarty of Hunger Solutions Minnesota to bring in the week’s festivities. A Minnesota-grown turkey was also on-hand for the occasion.
November 21, 2014 - ST. PAUL, MN – Governor Mark Dayton today honored three high school student athletes for their outstanding sportswomanship at the Girls Class A State Cross Country Running Championship in early November.
November 19, 2014 - ST. PAUL, MN – Today, Susan Haigh announced that she will resign her post as Chair of the Metropolitan Council to focus her energies on her full-time position as President and CEO of Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity. Following today’s news, Governor Mark Dayton thanked Chair Haigh for her service and announced that his office will immediately begin accepting applications to fill her vacancy as Metropolitan Council Chair.
November 17, 2014 - ST. PAUL, MN – Governor Mark Dayton today announced that the Office of the Governor is accepting applications to serve as Commissioner of the Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board (IRRRB). The commissioner must lead the Board in its important mission to diversify and improve the economy of the Iron Range.
November 16, 2014 - ST. PAUL, MN –Governor Mark Dayton released the following statement this evening on the announcement that the Secretary of Defense has ordered nearly 700 Minnesota Army National Guard Soldiers from the Rosemount-based 34th Red Bull Infantry Division to be mobilized to West Africa to support Operation United Assistance.
November 07, 2014 - The following is a statement from Governor Mark Dayton. “I congratulate the next Speaker of the House Kurt Daudt, Majority Leader Joyce Peppin, and Minority Leader Paul Thissen, who have been chosen by their colleagues to lead the work of the Minnesota House of Representatives during the next legislative session. I look forward to working with them, along with Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk, Assistant Majority Leader Katie Sieben, and Senate Minority Leader David Hann, when the new legislature convenes in January. If we work together, we can continue to build a better Minnesota.”