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.
September 09, 2014 - ST. PAUL, MN – For more than 200,000 households in Minnesota, propane is the primary source of heat. With winter steadily approaching, Governor Mark Dayton is reconvening stakeholders today in Saint Paul to discuss the current propane supply and any factors that could impact demand for heating fuel this winter.
September 02, 2014 - ST. PAUL, MN – Governor Mark Dayton and the Minnesota Department of Public Safety announced today that the Moorhead Fire Department will receive $100,000 in state funding to staff and train an Emergency Response Team, and upgrade and expand the city’s emergency response equipment. In light of the large amount oil transported through the state, Governor Dayton signed legislation into law this year that provided this funding for an Emergency Response Team in Greater Minnesota.
September 02, 2014 - ST. PAUL, MN – With thousands of students across the state returning to school today many will benefit from the $895 million that Governor Mark Dayton and the Minnesota Legislature have invested in schools since 2011. This year, more than 55,000 of Minnesota’s youngest learners will benefit from free all-day Kindergarten, while others will benefit from high-impact initiatives designed to increase literacy and close the achievement gap.
August 29, 2014 - Today, the Metropolitan Council announced the conclusion of the Southwest LRT municipal consent process, following a Minneapolis City Council vote. Hennepin County and the Cities of Eden Prairie, Minnetonka, Hopkins and St. Louis Park had already provided consent to the project.
August 28, 2014 - ST. PAUL, MN – Today Governor Mark Dayton announced the following appointments to the Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training and the Occupational Safety and Health Review Board.
August 28, 2014 - Governor Mark Dayton has proclaimed today, Aug. 28, 2014, Senior LinkAge Line® One Stop Shop for Older Minnesotans Day in honor of the 20th year of the service, which connects older Minnesotans and their families at no cost to the resources they need. The Senior LinkAge Line® is marking this milestone by unveiling a new 20-year anniversary logo, which is prominently featured at the Minnesota Board on Aging’s booth in the Education Building at the Minnesota State Fair.