November 14, 2013 - ST. PAUL, MN – Governor Mark Dayton and the Minnesota Department of Transportation announced today that ten highway construction projects will receive funding through the state’s new $300 million Corridors of Commerce program. The projects will strengthen Minnesota’s transportation system by adding capacity and improving the movement of freight across the state.
November 14, 2013 - ST. PAUL, MN – Today, Governor Mark Dayton addressed more than 900 highway safety advocates at opening ceremonies of the annual Toward Zero Deaths conference in St. Cloud. Governor Dayton was on hand to kick off the two-day conference that serves as an information-sharing forum on eliminating traffic fatalities and life-changing injuries on Minnesota Roads.
November 08, 2013 - Gov. Mark Dayton announced today that the city of Bemidji has been chosen as the host community for the Minnesota Governor’s Deer Hunting Opener to kick-off the 2014 firearms deer season.
November 07, 2013 - ST. PAUL, MN – Tomorrow, Governor Mark Dayton will travel to Fergus Falls to host the 11th Annual Governor’s Deer Hunting Opener. Celebrating the deer opener is a long-standing Minnesota tradition – and one that Governor Dayton has highlighted by continuing the tradition of the Governor’s Deer Opener in each of his first three years as Governor.
November 07, 2013 - ST. PAUL, MN – For the first time since the state began reporting achievement gap data more than a decade ago, national test results released today show that Minnesota is making significant progress in narrowing the achievement gap between white students and students of color. According to the 2013 National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP) – otherwise known as the “Nation’s Report Card” – math scores among Minnesota fourth grade students were the best in the country this year, and reading scores showed significant achievement gap closures. Additionally, fourth and eighth grade students this year recorded the best scores in math and reading since NAEP scores started being collected in Minnesota.
November 06, 2013 - ST. PAUL, MN – Today, Governor Mark Dayton issued Emergency Executive Order 13-12, extending a state of emergency in Minnesota due to the late maturing of the corn crop across the upper Midwest. Under the Executive Order, motor carriers and drivers transporting propane and anhydrous ammonia to affected areas of the state and providing direct assistance for emergency relief efforts, are exempted from regulations pertaining to hours of service. The Executive Order in its entirety can be found on the Governor’s website.
November 06, 2013 - ST. PAUL, MN – The Commission on Judicial Selection announced today it is recommending eight candidates to Governor Mark Dayton for consideration to fill the five current vacancies in Minnesota’s Fourth Judicial District. These vacancies were created upon the retirements of the Honorable John L. Holahan, Jr., the Honorable William R. Howard, the Honorable Marilyn J. Kaman, the Honorable Richard S. Scherer and the Honorable Lloyd B. Zimmerman. These district court judgeships will be chambered at Minneapolis in Hennepin County in the Fourth Judicial District.
November 04, 2013 - Continuing the effort to improve the health of Minnesotans, and reduce health care costs through low-cost, preventive measures, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has awarded more than $21.2 million in Statewide Health Improvement Program (SHIP) grants to counties and cities across Minnesota. The grants will be used by communities – in partnership with local businesses, schools, and local governments – to implement projects and programs that will promote exercise and physical activity, improve nutrition, and decrease tobacco and alcohol use.