June 13, 2014 - ST. PAUL, MN – Today, overlooking beautiful Fountain Lake in Albert Lea, Governor Dayton was joined legislators, community members, and advocates for a ceremonial signing of the 2014 Jobs Bill. The legislation, signed into law by Governor Dayton last month, invested $7.5 million in environmental improvements for Fountain Lake aimed at improving water quality, fishing, and recreational opportunities.
June 13, 2014 - ST. PAUL, MN – The expansion of Rochester’s Mayo Civic Center has been eight years in the making. And thanks to the Jobs Bill passed by the Legislature and signed into law by Governor Mark Dayton last month, the project is finally on track to be completed. The Jobs Bill enacted this session provided $35 million to complete the remaining work on the project. The Civic Center expansion is expected to create more than 1,000 new jobs, including 700 construction jobs and 300 permanent positions. In the decade after the project is completed, the expanded Mayo Civic Center will add an estimated $370 million to the Rochester Area economy.
June 13, 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 Second Judicial District. This vacancy was created upon the retirement of the Honorable Gail Chang Bohr. Judge Bohr’s seat will be chambered at St. Paul in Ramsey County.
June 11, 2014 - U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar today led a meeting with Governor Mark Dayton, Senator Al Franken, Representatives Collin Peterson and Tim Walz, and Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell to continue pressing the Administration to complete the Lewis and Clark Regional Water System (LCRWS). During the meeting, the lawmakers and Governor Dayton highlighted the need for the Administration to make good on its commitment and provide the funding necessary to connect Minnesota communities in need of water. Minnesota recently approved $22 million in state money to complete the first phase of the project, but additional funds are still needed to see the project through.
June 11, 2014 - Today Governor Mark Dayton announced the following appointments to the Board of Marriage and Family Therapy, Council on Asian Pacific Minnesotans, and the Governor’s Workforce Development Council.
June 11, 2014 - ST. PAUL, MN – Today, the University of Minnesota released a new study showing that 180,500 Minnesotans have gained access to quality, affordable health insurance. Minnesota’s uninsured rate fell by 41%, thanks in large part to the implementation of new health reforms. The following is a statement from Governor Mark Dayton.
June 11, 2014 - ST. PAUL, MN – Today, Governor Mark Dayton issued Executive Order 14-10, directing the Minnesota Department of Military Affairs to provide personnel and equipment for Prairie Island Nuclear Generating Plant safety exercises and related activities.
June 10, 2014 - Today Governor Mark Dayton announced the following appointments to the Duluth Entertainment and Convention Center, the Minnesota Zoological Board, the Public Employees Retirement Association.
June 10, 2014 - ST. PAUL, MN – Governor Mark Dayton today helped celebrate a landmark achievement for tens of thousands of health care professionals who provide in-home care for nearly 109,000 Minnesota seniors and people with disabilities. During the 2014 Legislative Session, Governor Dayton and the Legislature enacted a 5% increase in reimbursement rates for home care workers, on top of a 1% increase enacted last year. Before these increases, the 86,500 Minnesota health care professionals who provide high-quality care for our parents, grandparents, and family members had not received a wage increase since 2009.
June 05, 2014 - ST. PAUL, MN – The expansion of St. Cloud’s River’s Edge Convention Center has been fourteen years in the making. But thanks to the Jobs Bill passed by the Legislature and signed into law by Governor Mark Dayton two weeks ago, the project is finally on track to be completed. The Jobs Bill enacted this session will provide $11.6 million in state funding to complete the remaining work on the project. When completed, the Convention Center expansion will lead to the creation of an estimated 270 new jobs, and produce an additional $20 million in economic output for the St. Cloud area per year.