Minnesota Governor Press Releases http://mn.gov/governor/ en-us Minnesota Office of Governor Dayton http://mn.gov/governor/images/header_governor_background.jpg http://mn.gov/governor/ Governor Dayton Issues Emergency Executive Order 14-17 Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:58:07 -0500 Minnesota Governor's Office /governor/newsroom/pressreleasedetail.jsp?id=102-145591 ST. PAUL, MN – Today, Governor Mark Dayton signed Emergency Executive Order 14-17, delivering emergency relief from regulations incorporated in Minnesota Statutes, section 221.0314, subdivision 9, pertaining to hours of service for motor carriers and drivers providing direct assistance in emergency relief efforts. The Emergency Executive Order will help increase propane supplies across Minnesota, improving access for farmers during the autumn harvest and enhancing the state’s preparedness for the winter heating season. $162 million in funding announced for housing across Minnesota Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:00:00 -0500 Minnesota Governor's Office /governor/newsroom/pressreleasedetail.jsp?id=102-145406 October 23, 2014 (St. Paul, MN) – Minnesota Housing announced funding awards of nearly $162 million today that will create and preserve affordable housing across the state. This record level of funding comes just months after the Governor and Legislature approved the largest capital investment for housing in Minnesota Housing history. It will fund 78 rental and homeownership projects for a total of 4,000 housing units through a variety of financing sources.* An additional $20 million, approved in the 2014 bonding bill to repair aging public housing, will be awarded in January, 2015. Minnesota Bridges Go Gold for After-School Programs Wed, 22 Oct 2014 10:57:39 -0500 Minnesota Governor's Office /governor/newsroom/pressreleasedetail.jsp?id=102-145232 ROSEVILLE – A student’s learning does not end at the school bell. Even though a child spends most of their time outside of the classroom, educators can keep students engaged by offering high-quality after-school programs to extend the learning day. MDH establishes information line for Minnesotans with Ebola questions Tue, 21 Oct 2014 14:00:14 -0500 Minnesota Governor's Office /governor/newsroom/pressreleasedetail.jsp?id=102-145135 As part of an ongoing effort to provide Minnesotans with information about Ebola and related precautions against the disease, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) today established an Ebola Information Line. The number for the Ebola Information Line is 651-201-3920 or 1-800-657-3903. First Job Training Pilot Program Grants Awarded Tue, 21 Oct 2014 10:31:15 -0500 Minnesota Governor's Office /governor/newsroom/pressreleasedetail.jsp?id=102-145065 ST. PAUL – Three manufacturers in Greater Minnesota received worker-training grants totaling $144,000 from the Job Training Incentive Pilot Program. State Proclaims Manufacturers Week Mon, 20 Oct 2014 10:31:56 -0500 Minnesota Governor's Office /governor/newsroom/pressreleasedetail.jsp?id=102-145020 ST. PAUL – Minnesota Manufacturers Week, a statewide public celebration that puts the spotlight on a crucial sector of the state’s economy, is this week, Oct 19-25. Hwy 610 extension project gets underway in Maple Grove Thu, 16 Oct 2014 13:26:19 -0500 Minnesota Governor's Office /governor/newsroom/pressreleasedetail.jsp?id=102-144886 ROSEVILLE, Minn. – Today, the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) broke ground on a Corridors of Commerce project at the west end of the Highway 610 corridor in Maple Grove. Work on the $80 million expansion of Highway 610 between Elm Creek Boulevard and Interstate 94 in Maple Grove will begin this fall, with major construction starting next spring. The new highway corridor will support continued economic growth and job creation in the northwest Twin Cities suburbs. The 2.5-mile extension will open to traffic in late 2016. Statement from Governor Dayton on New Jobs Report Thu, 16 Oct 2014 10:03:52 -0500 Minnesota Governor's Office /governor/newsroom/pressreleasedetail.jsp?id=102-144855 ST. PAUL, MN – Today’s monthly jobs report from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) showed Minnesota employers added 7,200 new jobs during the month of September. The report also showed Minnesota gained 2,700 more jobs in August than were originally reported. DEED also announced today that Minnesota’s unemployment rate has dropped to 4.1 percent – reaching its lowest level in eight years. It total, Minnesota has added 172,000 new jobs since Governor Dayton took office in January 2011. Governor Dayton Helps Dedicate New Public Library in Ely Wed, 15 Oct 2014 15:43:25 -0500 Minnesota Governor's Office /governor/newsroom/pressreleasedetail.jsp?id=102-144801 ST. PAUL, MN – Thanks in part to additional Local Government Aid in 2013, and a state library construction grant in 2012, the City of Ely was able to build a new public library that is accessible for individuals with disabilities. To celebrate the opening of the new facility, Governor Dayton today traveled to Ely for a dedication ceremony. In 2013, the Governor worked with the Minnesota Legislature to increase aid for cities and counties by $130 million. $28 million regional wastewater treatment facility opens on Iron Range Wed, 15 Oct 2014 09:22:42 -0500 Minnesota Governor's Office /governor/newsroom/pressreleasedetail.jsp?id=102-144850 CHISHOLM, Minn.— The Central Iron Range Sanitary Sewer District (CIRSSD) Board today hosted a ribbon cutting and open house to commemorate the commissioning of its new $28 million regional wastewater treatment facility serving the cities of Chisholm, Buhl, Kinney and the town of Great Scott. The event was held at the CIRSSD Wastewater Treatment Facility located approximately four miles east of Chisholm. Unison Comfort Technologies Expanding Minneapolis Operations Tue, 14 Oct 2014 11:02:52 -0500 Minnesota Governor's Office /governor/newsroom/pressreleasedetail.jsp?id=102-144393 ST. PAUL – Unison Comfort Technologies, a manufacturer of heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems for the commercial sector, is expanding its facilities in north Minneapolis and will add 75 jobs. Governor Helps Dedicate New Lindau Lane Corridor in Bloomington Mon, 13 Oct 2014 12:50:03 -0500 Minnesota Governor's Office /governor/newsroom/pressreleasedetail.jsp?id=102-144263 Thanks in part to a $15.4 million investment by Governor Mark Dayton and the Minnesota Legislature, visitors to the Mall of America will notice some improvements in their commute starting this fall. Governor Dayton joined local leaders today as the new Lindau Lane Corridor opened to traffic, improving a crucial artery of traffic to Mall of America. The new corridor project will foster economic development in Bloomington, improve the flow of traffic, and provide safer access to parking for the largest shopping mall in the United States. Governor Dayton, Senator Klobuchar and Senator Franken Urge Federal Government to Include MSP Airport in Ebola Screenings Mon, 13 Oct 2014 08:13:50 -0500 Minnesota Governor's Office /governor/newsroom/pressreleasedetail.jsp?id=102-144250 ST. PAUL, MN – As additional Ebola screenings got underway at five international airports across the country over the weekend, Governor Mark Dayton, U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar, and U.S. Senator Al Franken are urging the federal government to include the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) in the enhanced screening effort. Commission on Judicial Selection Announces Vacancies in the Second Judicial District Fri, 10 Oct 2014 10:50:15 -0500 Minnesota Governor's Office /governor/newsroom/pressreleasedetail.jsp?id=102-144684 The Commission on Judicial Selection announced today that two judgeship vacancies are occurring in Minnesota’s Second Judicial District Court. These vacancies were created upon the retirements of the Honorable Paulette K. Flynn and the Honorable Gregg E. Johnson. Both seats will be chambered at St. Paul in Ramsey County. Mankato named host community of 2015 Minnesota Governor’s Pheasant Hunting Opener Fri, 10 Oct 2014 09:00:00 -0500 Minnesota Governor's Office /governor/newsroom/pressreleasedetail.jsp?id=102-144386 Gov. Mark Dayton announced earlier this evening that the city of Mankato has been chosen as the host community for the 2015 Minnesota Governor’s Pheasant Hunting Opener.
 Governor Dayton to Host Fourth Annual Governor’s Pheasant Opener in Worthington Thu, 09 Oct 2014 14:50:21 -0500 Minnesota Governor's Office /governor/newsroom/pressreleasedetail.jsp?id=102-144230 ST. PAUL, MN – Tomorrow, Governor Mark Dayton will travel to Worthington to host the Fourth Annual Governor’s Pheasant Hunting Opener. Celebrating the pheasant opener is a long-standing Minnesota tradition – and one that Governor Dayton has highlighted by hosting Governor’s Pheasant Opener events in each of his four years as Governor. State Launches Initiatives to Encourage Small Business Growth Thu, 09 Oct 2014 13:08:27 -0500 Minnesota Governor's Office /governor/newsroom/pressreleasedetail.jsp?id=102-144114 The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) has launched three new initiatives that offer assistance to help small businesses in Minnesota expand or improve their operations. Governor Dayton Announces $70 Million Investment in 13 New Corridors of Commerce Transportation Projects Tue, 07 Oct 2014 10:00:00 -0500 Minnesota Governor's Office /governor/newsroom/pressreleasedetail.jsp?id=102-143927 ST. PAUL, MN – Governor Mark Dayton today announced that construction on 13 more transportation projects will be accelerated thanks to new investments in the Corridors of Commerce initiative, and cost savings at the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT). The projects receiving funding today, and 14 other projects that previously received Corridors of Commerce funding, will strengthen the state’s transportation system by adding capacity and improving the movement of freight across Minnesota. Governor Dayton Meets with Students and Teachers at Congdon Park Elementary in Duluth Mon, 06 Oct 2014 14:08:53 -0500 Minnesota Governor's Office /governor/newsroom/pressreleasedetail.jsp?id=102-143902 ST. PAUL, MN – With the first month behind them, thousands of students across the state are settling into their classrooms for the 2014-15 school year. Governor Dayton visited Duluth today, meeting with kindergarten students and teachers at Congdon Park Elementary. Governor Dayton Issues Emergency Executive Order 14-16 Sat, 04 Oct 2014 17:19:48 -0500 Minnesota Governor's Office /governor/newsroom/pressreleasedetail.jsp?id=102-143799 Today, Governor Mark Dayton signed Emergency Executive Order 14-16, delivering emergency relief from regulations incorporated in Minnesota Statutes, section 221.0314, subdivision 9, pertaining to hours of service for carriers and drivers of commercial motor vehicles while in the process of obtaining and transporting diesel fuel. The Emergency Executive Order will help increase the supply of diesel fuel for farmers and other agricultural operations during the fall harvest.