September 18, 2014 - Paul Bunyan Communications announced today that it is launching the GigaZone, their new advanced regional Gigabit fiber network that will be one of the largest Gigabit networks in the country.
September 18, 2014 - ST. PAUL, MN – Today’s monthly jobs report from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) showed Minnesota employers added 6,100 new jobs during the month of August. DEED also announced today that Minnesota’s unemployment rate has dropped to 4.3 percent – reaching its lowest level since 2006. In total, Minnesota has added 162,100 new jobs since Governor Dayton took office in January 2011.
September 16, 2014 - ST. PAUL -- The new Rochester WorkForce Center held a grand opening celebration today at its new location at Rochester Community and Technical College (RCTC). Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) Commissioner Katie Clark Sieben, RCTC President Leslie McClellon and other local leaders welcomed job seekers into the new location.
September 15, 2014 - ST. PAUL, MN – Today, Governor Mark Dayton announced the appointment of Mr. Eric J. Braaten, Mr. Christopher J. Lehmann, Mr. Timothy J. Looby, and Ms. Cynthia L. McCollum as District Court Judges in Minnesota’s First Judicial District. Mr. Braaten will be replacing the Honorable Richard C. Perkins, and will be chambered at Chaska in Carver County. Mr. Timothy J. Looby will be replacing the Honorable Thomas G. McCarthy, and will be chambered at Gaylord in Sibley County. Mr. Christopher J. Lehmann and Ms. Cynthia L. McCollum will be replacing the Honorable Richard G. Spicer and the Honorable Robert R. King, Jr., and will both be chambered at Hastings in Dakota County.
September 12, 2014 - This week, Governor Mark Dayton was named as a member of the National Governors Association (NGA) Education and Workforce Committee. The Education and Workforce Committee has jurisdiction over issues in the area of education (including early childhood, K-12, and postsecondary) as well as in the areas of workforce development.
September 09, 2014 - ST. PAUL, MN – For more than 200,000 households in Minnesota, propane is the primary source of heat. With winter steadily approaching, Governor Mark Dayton is reconvening stakeholders today in Saint Paul to discuss the current propane supply and any factors that could impact demand for heating fuel this winter.
September 02, 2014 - ST. PAUL, MN – Governor Mark Dayton and the Minnesota Department of Public Safety announced today that the Moorhead Fire Department will receive $100,000 in state funding to staff and train an Emergency Response Team, and upgrade and expand the city’s emergency response equipment. In light of the large amount oil transported through the state, Governor Dayton signed legislation into law this year that provided this funding for an Emergency Response Team in Greater Minnesota.
September 02, 2014 - ST. PAUL, MN – With thousands of students across the state returning to school today many will benefit from the $895 million that Governor Mark Dayton and the Minnesota Legislature have invested in schools since 2011. This year, more than 55,000 of Minnesota’s youngest learners will benefit from free all-day Kindergarten, while others will benefit from high-impact initiatives designed to increase literacy and close the achievement gap.