August 14, 2014 - St. Paul – The Blue Ribbon Committee on the University of Minnesota Medical School launched by Governor Mark Dayton will hold its first meeting next Tuesday, August 19th, beginning at 9:30 a.m. on the U of MN campus.
August 14, 2014 - ST. PAUL, MN – Plans to build the Southwest Regional Sports Center were seven years in the making. And thanks to the 2014 Jobs Bill passed by the Legislature and signed into law by Governor Mark Dayton in May, construction on the project finally got underway today in Marshall. Altogether, construction of this new facility is expected to create 500 new jobs and draw visitors from across the region for sporting events, conventions, and other events.
August 13, 2014 - The expansion of the Mankato Civic Center has been six years in the making. And thanks to the 2014 Jobs Bill passed by the Legislature and signed into law by Governor Mark Dayton last May, the project is finally on track to be completed. The Jobs Bill enacted during the last session provided $14.5 million to add an auditorium, additional meeting rooms, and renovate the ice arena. The Civic Center expansion is expected to create more than 450 new construction jobs and generate an annual $50 million economic impact.
August 11, 2014 - ST. PAUL, MN – Today, Governor Mark Dayton held the first in a series of statewide railway safety meetings in Little Canada. Governor Dayton met with local leaders and emergency managers to review the state’s new railway safety laws and to discuss other ways the state can partner with communities to strengthen safety requirements and improve disaster preparedness. In the coming weeks, the Governor will host similar discussions with community leaders and emergency managers along heavily-traveled freight rail routes across Minnesota.
August 08, 2014 - Governor Mark Dayton today traveled to Duluth to speak at the Minnesota Community Action Partnership 50th Anniversary Conference. At the event, Governor Dayton highlighted initiatives the State of Minnesota has implemented to alleviate poverty and the work that remains to improve economic opportunity for all Minnesotans.
August 07, 2014 - ST. PAUL, MN – Responding to statewide flooding earlier this summer, the Federal Highway Administration has allocated an additional $5 million in emergency funds to help cover the costs of emergency repairs to Minnesota roads and bridges.
August 07, 2014 - ST. PAUL, Minn. – Governor Mark Dayton has proclaimed today to be “Farm Family Recognition Day” to honor the more than 66,000 family farms in Minnesota and their contributions to communities statewide. The Governor’s proclamation coincides with the University of Minnesota Farm Family of the Year recognition ceremony, which is held annually during Farmfest near Redwood Falls.
August 06, 2014 - LITCHFIELD – Custom Products of Litchfield Inc., a maker of cabs and operator protective structures used on off-highway vehicles for the industrial market, is investing more than $2 million and projecting to add 31 jobs in an expansion of its manufacturing plant.
August 06, 2014 - DULUTH – As a tougher state law against synthetic drugs goes into effect this month, Minnesotans also have a new website to get factual information about the dangers and risks posed by the deadly substances.