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July 2014

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  • Governor Dayton Requests Presidential Disaster Declaration
    July 09, 2014 - ST. PAUL, MN – Today, Governor Mark Dayton requested that President Barack Obama declare a major disaster in Minnesota as a result of heavy rainstorms and flooding that began June 11. In a letter to President Obama, Governor Dayton described widespread flood damage across Minnesota, and noted that he has expanded the state’s peacetime state of emergency to include 16 additional counties – bringing the total counties impacted to 51.
  • Governor Dayton to Salute Businesses for Hiring, Supporting Veterans
    July 08, 2014 - ST. PAUL, MN – On Wednesday, July 9, Governor Dayton will thank hundreds of Minnesota employers for their continuing commitment to hiring and supporting military veterans. In the morning, the Governor will provide remarks at the state’s largest Veterans Career Fair in Brooklyn Center. Later in the day, he will provide remarks at Cargill’s Yellow Ribbon ceremony as the company declares its commitment to supporting military service members and their families as a member of the state’s Beyond the Yellow Ribbon program.
  • New Pilot Program Offers Free Hotel Accommodations for Military Veterans Searching for Jobs in Minnesota
    July 08, 2014 - ST. PAUL, MN – It just got a little easier for military veterans who are looking for work, to find it here in Minnesota. Today, Minnesota joined three other states in a new pilot program that provides free hotel accommodations to veterans conducting job searches outside the regions where they live. Hilton Worldwide and the National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA) are partnering to offer the Hilton HHonors program to veterans and their families in Minnesota, Iowa, Texas and Arizona.
  • Largest Veterans Career Fair in Minnesota Will Be Held July 9
    July 07, 2014 - ST. PAUL – The 2014 Minnesota Veterans Career Fair, the largest event in the state for military veterans who are looking for work, will be held in Brooklyn Center on Wednesday, July 9. Governor Mark Dayton will address employers and veterans in attendance.
  • Commission on Judicial Selection Recommends First Judicial District Candidates to Governor Dayton
    July 03, 2014 - ST. PAUL, MN –The Commission on Judicial Selection announced today it is recommending four candidates to Governor Mark Dayton for consideration to fill the current vacancy in Minnesota’s First Judicial District. This vacancy was created upon the retirement of the Honorable Robert R. King, Jr. Judge King’s seat will be chambered at Hastings in Dakota County.
  • New Law Will Protect Health and Safety of Minnesota Dogs and Cats
    July 01, 2014 - New state regulations to protect the health and safety of dogs and cats will take effect Tuesday, July 1, 2014.
  • Minnesota celebrates new first-in-the-nation standards for renewable fuels
    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.
  • New state rail safety regulations now in effect
    July 01, 2014 - ST. PAUL, Minn. - Laws improving the safety of Minnesotans who live and work near railways that carry crude oil and other hazardous materials go into effect today, July 1.
  • Vision Processing Technologies Expanding in Owatonna
    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.
  • Minnesota Management and Budget Increases Budget Reserve by $150 million
    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.
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