June 19, 2014 - Efforts among many Minnesotans to help older adults and people with disabilities live at home and receive high-quality services positioned the state to rank first again on a national scorecard. Minnesota was named number one among states today on the 2014 State Long Term Services and Support Scorecard, sponsored by the AARP, The Commonwealth Fund and The Scan Foundation. Gov. Mark Dayton applauded the news.
June 17, 2014 - ST. PAUL, MN – Today, Governor Mark Dayton, Mayor Don Ness, local officials, and area business leaders broke ground on a new $70 million office tower in downtown Duluth. The project, which will serve as the corporate headquarters for maurices – a Duluth-based international retail company – will create and retain 900 jobs and leverage $50 million in private investment. When complete, the 11-story office tower will house hundreds of maurices employees and represent the largest commercial development project in the history of downtown Duluth.
June 17, 2014 - The Commission on Judicial Selection announced today it is recommending six candidates to Governor Mark Dayton for consideration to fill the four current vacancies in Minnesota’s Fourth Judicial District. These vacancies were created upon the appointment of the Honorable Denise D. Reilly to the Minnesota Court of Appeals and the retirements of the Honorable Ann L. Alton, the Honorable Mary S. DuFresne, and the Honorable Mark S. Wernick. These district court judgeships will be chambered at Minneapolis in Hennepin County in the Fourth Judicial District.
June 16, 2014 - ST. PAUL, MN – This afternoon, Governor Mark Dayton hosted a conference call with local leaders in Luverne and Edgerton, following severe weather that caused flooding in the region over the weekend. The following individuals participated in this afternoon’s call.
June 16, 2014 - NEW BRIGHTON – Medical device manufacturer Cardiovascular Systems Inc. announced plans today to build a $30 million headquarters in New Brighton and to expand its workforce with 205 new, high-paying jobs within two years.
June 13, 2014 - Today Governor Mark Dayton announced the following appointments to the Board of Animal Health, Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training, Minnesota Housing Finance Agency, and the State Guardian Ad Litem Board.
June 13, 2014 - ST. PAUL, MN – Today, overlooking beautiful Fountain Lake in Albert Lea, Governor Dayton was joined legislators, community members, and advocates for a ceremonial signing of the 2014 Jobs Bill. The legislation, signed into law by Governor Dayton last month, invested $7.5 million in environmental improvements for Fountain Lake aimed at improving water quality, fishing, and recreational opportunities.
June 13, 2014 - ST. PAUL, MN – The expansion of Rochester’s Mayo Civic Center has been eight years in the making. And thanks to the Jobs Bill passed by the Legislature and signed into law by Governor Mark Dayton last month, the project is finally on track to be completed. The Jobs Bill enacted this session provided $35 million to complete the remaining work on the project. The Civic Center expansion is expected to create more than 1,000 new jobs, including 700 construction jobs and 300 permanent positions. In the decade after the project is completed, the expanded Mayo Civic Center will add an estimated $370 million to the Rochester Area economy.