January 17, 2014 - SAINT PAUL, MN – Though his life was tragically cut short, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy as an advocate for civil rights lives on in Minnesota and around the world. On Monday, January 20, Governor Mark Dayton will be joined by keynote speaker Representative Keith Ellison, elected officials, and Governor Dayton’s Council on the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday, for a statewide celebration of Dr. King’s life and legacy.
January 16, 2014 - Today Governor Mark Dayton announced the following appointments to the Minnesota Commission on National and Community Service, the State Advisory Council on Mental Health, the State Rehabilitation Council, the State Rehabilitation Council for the Blind, and the Statewide Independent Living Council.
January 15, 2014 - ST. PAUL, MN – Governor Mark Dayton today introduced a bonding proposal that would invest $986 million in infrastructure projects statewide, creating more than 27,000 Minnesota jobs. This new jobs bill would help addresses many of the state’s critical infrastructure needs, while strengthening Minnesota’s economy and getting people back to work.
January 14, 2014 - After more than 25 years of dedicated service to the people of Minnesota and the City of Duluth, Lieutenant Governor Yvonne Prettner Solon today announced she will not seek reelection in 2014. Prettner Solon will not seek a second term as Lt. Governor – a role in which she has led landmark efforts to improve the lives of children, senior citizens, veterans, and Minnesotans with disabilities. During her time as Lt. Governor, Prettner Solon has distinguished herself as a passionate, relentless advocate for Minnesota seniors and Greater Minnesota – and she plans to continue that important work throughout the coming year.
January 07, 2014 - Today, Governor Mark Dayton announced the appointment Dan Lipschultz to the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission. Mr. Lipschultz will be replacing Mr. Dennis O’Brien whose term ended on January 6, 2014.
January 06, 2014 - In response to cold weather across the entire upper Midwest, Governor Mark Dayton today issued Executive Order 14-1, providing relief from regulations incorporated in Minnesota Statues, section 221.0314, subdivision 9, pertaining to hours of service for motor carriers and drivers providing direct assistance in emergency relief efforts.