July 01, 2014 - ST. PAUL, Minn. – Diesel drivers on Minnesota roads and highways will be running on cleaner fuel this summer as they start filling up with the nation’s first, required 10 percent biodiesel blend. Known as B10, this higher blend will be sold annually from April 1 through September 30. A five percent mixture that works better in Minnesota’s winter weather, called B5, will be used between October and late March each year.
July 01, 2014 - The company, which serves the food and nutraceutical industries, said the project will give it more room to add equipment and expand production. Vision Processing moved to Owatonna in 2010 after being headquartered in Litchfield, where it still has a production facility.
July 01, 2014 - St. Paul— Today, July 1, 2014, marks the first increase in the state budget reserve account in 13 years. Minnesota Management & Budget Commissioner Jim Schowalter announced today that the state has recognized an additional $150 million in the state budget reserve based on legislation signed into law during the recently completed legislative session. The additional $150 million brings the level to $811 million, which is the highest level in the state’s history.
June 30, 2014 - ST. PAUL, MN – Today Governor Mark Dayton announced the reappointment of Robert Meyer to the Board of School Administrators. Mr. Meyer will have a term that begins on June 30, 2014 and extends through January 1, 2018.
June 30, 2014 - Providers that serve people with disabilities and older Minnesotans in their homes and other community settings will receive a 5 percent rate increase, effective July 1. The increase, proposed by Gov. Mark Dayton and enacted by the Minnesota Legislature, will infuse an additional $80 million into home care services this fiscal year.
June 30, 2014 - ST. PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota’s Corridors of Commerce program kicked into high gear today with the groundbreaking of its first project, a $28.3 million expansion of Interstate 94 that will reduce congestion over the Crow River between the cities of Rogers and St. Michael.
June 26, 2014 - Today Governor Mark Dayton announced the following appointments to the Board of Architecture, Engineering, Land Surveying, Landscape Architecture, Geoscience, and Interior Design, the Board of Firefighter Training and Education, the Board of School Administrators, the Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources, the Minnesota Amateur Sports Commission, the Occupational Health and Safety Review Board, and the Petroleum Tank Release Compensation Fund.