June 25, 2014 - ST. PAUL, MN –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 Fifth Judicial District. This vacancy was created upon the retirement of the Honorable Linda S. Titus. Judge Titus’ seat will be chambered at Jackson in Jackson County.
June 24, 2014 - Today Governor Mark Dayton announced the following appointments to the Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy, the Council on Black Minnesotans, the Council on Disability, the Emergency Medical Services Regulatory Board, the Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities, the Minnesota Board of Social Work, the Minnesota Rural Finance Authority, and the Area One Potato Washers Research and Promotion Council.
June 24, 2014 - ST. PAUL, MN – Yesterday afternoon, Governor Mark Dayton and Minnesota’s Executive Council voted unanimously to extend Executive Order 14-11 for a period of 30 days. The Executive Order – which was issued by Governor Dayton on June 19 in response to widespread flooding across Minnesota – declares a Peacetime State of Emergency in 35 counties. Based on the Executive Council’s actions this afternoon, the State of Emergency will remain in effect until Tuesday, July 22.
June 24, 2014 - RED WING – Capital Safety, a global provider of fall protection equipment for workers in construction, oil and gas, utilities and other industries, today announced a 60,000-square- foot expansion project that will create 100 jobs at its operations in Red Wing.
June 23, 2014 - ST. PAUL, MN – AmeriCorps members make an important difference in communities across Minnesota – helping children learn and thrive, building homes, and improving our environment. And today, nearly than 1,800 AmeriCorps members across the state received $19.6 million in new funding to continue those important service activities statewide.
June 19, 2014 - ST. PAUL — Gov. Mark Dayton today declared a State of Emergency in 35 Minnesota counties following recent storms and flooding. The Executive Order makes a wide range of state resources available and engages state agencies in response efforts.
June 19, 2014 - Efforts among many Minnesotans to help older adults and people with disabilities live at home and receive high-quality services positioned the state to rank first again on a national scorecard. Minnesota was named number one among states today on the 2014 State Long Term Services and Support Scorecard, sponsored by the AARP, The Commonwealth Fund and The Scan Foundation. Gov. Mark Dayton applauded the news.
June 17, 2014 - ST. PAUL, MN – Today, Governor Mark Dayton, Mayor Don Ness, local officials, and area business leaders broke ground on a new $70 million office tower in downtown Duluth. The project, which will serve as the corporate headquarters for maurices – a Duluth-based international retail company – will create and retain 900 jobs and leverage $50 million in private investment. When complete, the 11-story office tower will house hundreds of maurices employees and represent the largest commercial development project in the history of downtown Duluth.