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.
August 05, 2014 - ST. PAUL, MN – In honor and remembrance of Police Officer Scott Patrick, Governor Mark Dayton has ordered all United States flags and Minnesota flags be flown at half-staff at all state and federal buildings in the State of Minnesota, from sunrise until sunset, on Wednesday, August 6, 2014.
August 04, 2014 - ST. PAUL, MN – Governor Mark Dayton today issued Executive Order Executive Order 14-14, which directs all state government agencies to increase their employment of Minnesotans with disabilities. Over the last 15 years, there has been a steady decline in the proportion of Minnesotans with disabilities employed by the state – from 10.1 percent of the state’s workforce in 1999, to just 3.2 percent in 2013. The Executive Order issued today by Governor Dayton directs state agencies to increase that level to 7 percent by 2018.
August 01, 2014 - Lt. Governor Yvonne Prettner Solon has been selected to serve on the National Lt. Governors Association (NLGA) leadership committee. As a member of the committee, Lt. Governor Prettner Solon will help guide the organization’s work on issues impacting the states.