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.”
November 07, 2014 - ST. PAUL, MN –The Commission on Judicial Selection announced today it is recommending three candidates to Governor Mark Dayton for consideration to fill the current vacancy in Minnesota’s Fourth Judicial District. This vacancy was created upon the retirement of the Honorable Marilyn B. Rosenbaum, and will be chambered at Minneapolis in Hennepin County.
November 06, 2014 - ST. PAUL, MN – Today, Tony Sertich, Commissioner of the Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board (IRRRB), announced that he has taken a new position outside the administration. Following this morning’s announcement, Governor Mark Dayton released the following statement:
November 03, 2014 - ST. PAUL – Today the Minneapolis Community Development & Regulatory Service Committee forwarded a recommendation to the full Minneapolis City Council for approval of support for a $70 million two-phase expansion project under consideration by Minneapolis-based software developer Code42, contingent upon Minneapolis City Council approval on Friday, Nov. 14, 2014 and other deal terms currently under negotiation.
October 31, 2014 - ST. PAUL, MN – On Monday, November 17, Governor Mark Dayton will convene a Rail Summit with railroad, agriculture, and industry leaders from across Minnesota. Elected officials, emergency managers, and key members of the Governor’s Cabinet will also participate in the discussion.
October 30, 2014 - WASHINGTON, DC – U.S Senators Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken, U.S. Representative Rick Nolan, and Governor Mark Dayton today urged a key federal energy commission to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to protect Minnesota consumers from reduced utility reliability by forcing BNSF Railway Company to fix coal-delivery issues. Across Minnesota, electric utilities are watching their stockpiles of coal fall to dangerously low levels. In a letter, the group called on Chairman Cheryl LaFleur to bring together utility and railroad representatives to discuss coal delivery service issues.
October 30, 2014 - ST. PAUL, MN – Today, Governor Mark Dayton invited Minnesotans to register for the state’s first-ever Minnesota Pheasant Summit, which will be held at Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall on December 13, 2014. The Minnesota Pheasant Summit will bring together hunters, farmers, conservationists, policymakers, key members of the Governor's Cabinet, and others. During the Summit, participants will discuss strategies to increase the state’s pheasant population, improve pheasant habitat, and ensure that future generations of Minnesotans have opportunities to enjoy one of the state’s most popular and iconic game birds. Governor Dayton first announced plans for the Summit at a Pheasants Forever event last month.
October 29, 2014 - ST. PAUL, MN – Governor Dayton is calling all ghouls, goblins, and ghosts to celebrate Halloween at the Governor’s Residence (1006 Summit Avenue, St. Paul) on Friday, October 31, if you dare. The gates of the Governor’s Residence will be open from 5:00–7:00pm.
October 27, 2014 - After consulting with a team of experts in public health, medicine, ethics and law, Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton and Minnesota Health Commissioner Dr. Ed Ehlinger today announced the framework for Minnesota’s plans to monitor the health of any individual returning to Minnesota after traveling from one of the countries in West Africa affected by the Ebola outbreak.
October 24, 2014 - ST. PAUL, MN – Today, Governor Mark Dayton signed Emergency Executive Order 14-17, delivering emergency relief from regulations incorporated in Minnesota Statutes, section 221.0314, subdivision 9, pertaining to hours of service for motor carriers and drivers providing direct assistance in emergency relief efforts. The Emergency Executive Order will help increase propane supplies across Minnesota, improving access for farmers during the autumn harvest and enhancing the state’s preparedness for the winter heating season.