April 09, 2014 - ST. PAUL, MN – At a State Capitol news conference Tuesday, Governor Mark Dayton discussed his support for additional funding this session to expand access to high-speed broadband across Minnesota. Governor Dayton said he was optimistic after meeting with Danna MacKenzie, executive director of the state’s new Office of Broadband Development, that a legislative proposal for new broadband funding could be passed and signed into law this session.
April 07, 2014 - Today, legislative leaders in the Minnesota House and Senate announced a compromise agreement to raise the state’s minimum wage to $9.50 per hour, and index it to inflation. Governor Mark Dayton provided this statement following today’s announcement.
April 07, 2014 - Today Governor Mark Dayton announced the appointment of Joyce Baumann to the Board of Teaching. Ms. Baumann is replacing Ryan Vernosh. Her term will be effective on April 12, 2014, and will run through January 2, 2017.
April 07, 2014 - North Star Mutual Insurance Company, headquartered in Cottonwood, Minn., is expanding due to an increase in services to markets throughout the Midwest. The company announced plans to invest $9.5 million and will create 12 new full-time permanent jobs.
April 04, 2014 - Today, Governor Mark Dayton announced the appointment of Mr. Eric P. Schieferdecker as District Court Judge in Minnesota’s Ninth Judicial District. Mr. Schieferdecker will be replacing the Honorable Donald J. Aandal, who resigned earlier this year. The judgeship will be chambered at Warren in Marshall County.
April 04, 2014 - DC Group, a Minnesota-based maintenance and repair services group, announced plans to expand its North Minneapolis facility and will create at least 33 full-time permanent jobs. The company’s expected private investment in the expansion is over $6.2 million.
April 03, 2014 - ST. PAUL, MN – Governor Mark Dayton today announced he will deliver his annual State of the State Address to a joint session of the Minnesota Legislature on Wednesday, April 23, 2014, beginning at 7:00pm. Copies of letters Governor Dayton sent to Speaker of the House Paul Thissen and President of the Senate Sandra Pappas are attached.