February 11, 2014 - Today, Governor Mark Dayton proposed providing additional funding in the upcoming legislative session to ensure that every child has access to a nutritious lunch in Minnesota schools. A new report released this week by Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid revealed that 46 Minnesota school districts have policies that deny students access to a nutritious lunch, if those students do not have sufficient funds to pay for their meal. According to the survey, more than half of all Minnesota school districts provide low-income students alternative meals, such as a cold cheese sandwich, when they are unable to pay the 40 cents required for a reduced-price hot lunch.
February 11, 2014 - 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 Ninth Judicial District. This vacancy was created upon the resignation of the Honorable Donald J. Aandal. This district court judgeship will be chambered at Warren in Marshall County in the Ninth Judicial District.
February 11, 2014 - The Commission on Judicial Selection announced today it is recommending four candidates to Governor Mark Dayton for consideration to fill two at-large vacancies on the Minnesota Court of Appeals. These vacancies will occur upon the retirements of the Honorable Thomas J. Kalitowski and the Honorable Terri J. Stoneburner.
February 10, 2014 - This year marks Bob McDonald’s 59th season as a beloved basketball coach in Minnesota. To honor Bob McDonald as a legend and icon in his community and across the state for his accomplishments as both a player and a coach, Governor Mark Dayton has proclaimed February 11, 2014, to be “Bob McDonald Day” in the State of Minnesota.
February 07, 2014 - ST. PAUL, MN – Yesterday, to help improve the transport of propane and other heating fuels across the state, Governor Mark Dayton issued Emergency Executive Order 14-04, extending relief from regulations to motor carriers and drivers operating in the State of Minnesota. Today, Governor Dayton issued Emergency Executive Order 14-05, amending yesterday’s order to include the transport of gasoline, diesel fuel, ethanol, and biodiesel. Emergency Executive Order 14-05, in full, can be found on the Governor’s website.
February 07, 2014 - ST. PAUL, MN – Today, Governor Mark Dayton recognized the 19 Minnesota athletes preparing to compete in the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games. Governor Dayton issued a proclamation today declaring February 7, 2014, to be Minnesota Winter Olympians Day, and called on all Minnesotans to support our athletes at the Winter Games.
February 06, 2014 - ST. PAUL, MN – In the ongoing effort to increase the supply of propane for Minnesota residents, farms, and businesses, Governor Mark Dayton today issued Emergency Executive Order 14-04. The order extends relief from regulations to motor carriers and drivers operating in the State of Minnesota, in an effort to help improve the transport of propane and other heating fuels across the state. Emergency Executive Order 14-04, in full, can be found on the Governor’s website.
February 05, 2014 - WASHINGTON, D.C. – After a push from U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken and Representatives Collin Peterson, Betty McCollum, Tim Walz, and Rick Nolan, and Governor Mark Dayton, the Administration today announced it is taking action to make it easier to transport additional propane to Minnesota and other areas affected by the ongoing propane shortage. In response to a letter sent by the lawmakers last month, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced that it was extending the State Emergency Declaration hours-of-service exemption to March 1st in the Midwest region. The exemption will give propane suppliers the ability to safely transport propane via roadways from areas with a larger supply to regions affected by the shortage like Minnesota. More than 200,000 households in Minnesota rely on propane as their main source of heat.