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 Letter to Flood Diversion Authority Fri, 29 Aug 2014 13:40:01 -0500 Minnesota Governor's Office /governor/newsroom/pressreleasedetail.jsp?id=102-140084 ST. PAUL, MN – Earlier today, Governor Mark Dayton sent a letter to the Flood Diversion Authority, expressing his concerns with the Fargo-Moorhead Area Flood Diversion Project. Statement from Governor Dayton on the Completion of the Southwest Light Rail Transit Municipal Consent Process Fri, 29 Aug 2014 12:36:22 -0500 Minnesota Governor's Office /governor/newsroom/pressreleasedetail.jsp?id=102-140081 Today, the Metropolitan Council announced the conclusion of the Southwest LRT municipal consent process, following a Minneapolis City Council vote. Hennepin County and the Cities of Eden Prairie, Minnetonka, Hopkins and St. Louis Park had already provided consent to the project. Notice of Appointments by Governor Dayton Thu, 28 Aug 2014 12:37:58 -0500 Minnesota Governor's Office /governor/newsroom/pressreleasedetail.jsp?id=102-140082 ST. PAUL, MN – Today Governor Mark Dayton announced the following appointments to the Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training and the Occupational Safety and Health Review Board. Governor Dayton marks 20 years of Senior LinkAge® Line Thu, 28 Aug 2014 08:42:49 -0500 Minnesota Governor's Office /governor/newsroom/pressreleasedetail.jsp?id=102-139988 Governor Mark Dayton has proclaimed today, Aug. 28, 2014, Senior LinkAge Line® One Stop Shop for Older Minnesotans Day in honor of the 20th year of the service, which connects older Minnesotans and their families at no cost to the resources they need. The Senior LinkAge Line® is marking this milestone by unveiling a new 20-year anniversary logo, which is prominently featured at the Minnesota Board on Aging’s booth in the Education Building at the Minnesota State Fair. Menasha Packaging Expanding in Lakeville Wed, 27 Aug 2014 16:00:04 -0500 Minnesota Governor's Office /governor/newsroom/pressreleasedetail.jsp?id=102-140012 LAKEVILLE – Wisconsin-based corrugated display and packaging manufacturer Menasha Packaging will create 15 jobs and invest $7 million in an expansion of its operations in Lakeville. Governor Dayton Urges Federal Government to Act on Grain Shipment Delays Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:02:50 -0500 Minnesota Governor's Office /governor/newsroom/pressreleasedetail.jsp?id=102-139941 ST. PAUL, MN – Earlier today, Governor Mark Dayton sent this letter to the federal Surface Transportation Board (STB), urging the board to use its authority to ask Class I railroads what they are doing eliminate the severe backlog of grain shipments for Minnesota farmers. Governor Dayton called on the STB to bring all parties to the table to find an urgently-needed resolution.f Governor Dayton Appoints Darci J. Bentz to Fill Fifth Judicial District Vacancy Tue, 26 Aug 2014 10:30:47 -0500 Minnesota Governor's Office /governor/newsroom/pressreleasedetail.jsp?id=102-139939 ST. PAUL, MN – Today, Governor Mark Dayton announced the appointment of Ms. Darci J. Bentz as District Court Judge in Minnesota’s Fifth Judicial District. Ms. Bentz will be replacing the Honorable Linda S. Titus, who retired earlier this year. Ms. Bentz will be chambered at Jackson in Jackson County. Statement from Governor Mark Dayton on ITC Steel Dumping Decision Fri, 22 Aug 2014 16:31:51 -0500 Minnesota Governor's Office /governor/newsroom/pressreleasedetail.jsp?id=102-139703 ST. PAUL, MN – Today, following the strong urging of Governor Mark Dayton, the International Trade Commission (ITC) voted to impose penalties on South Korea and five other countries for illegally dumping steel products in the United States. The move will allow tariffs to be imposed on Korean steel products coming into the United States at anti-competitive prices. Governor Dayton to Proclaim All-You-Can-Drink Milk Day Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:18:09 -0500 Minnesota Governor's Office /governor/newsroom/pressreleasedetail.jsp?id=102-139695 ST. PAUL, MN – Saturday morning, August 23rd at 11:00am at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds, Governor Mark Dayton will be joined by Jeni Haler, 2014 Princess Kay of the Milky Way, and Ken Herbranson, Chair of the Midwest Dairy Association, to proclaim Saturday “All-You-Can-Drink Milk Day” in Minnesota. The Governor’s proclamation recognizes the 60th anniversary of All-You-Can-Drink Milk at the fair, and the contributions of more than 3,600 Minnesota dairy farm families statewide. Governor Dayton Makes Appointments to MnSCU Board of Trustees Thu, 21 Aug 2014 15:42:31 -0500 Minnesota Governor's Office /governor/newsroom/pressreleasedetail.jsp?id=102-139605 ST. PAUL, MN – Today, Governor Mark Dayton announced the appointments of six individuals to fill vacancies on the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Board of Trustees. The 15-member Board is responsible for governing MnSCU’s system planning, academic programs, fiscal management, personnel, admissions requirements, tuition and fees, and rules and regulations. Statement from Governor Dayton on the Addition of Hennepin and Ramsey Counties to Federal Disaster Declaration Thu, 21 Aug 2014 15:41:28 -0500 Minnesota Governor's Office /governor/newsroom/pressreleasedetail.jsp?id=102-139604 ST. PAUL, MN – Today, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that Hennepin and Ramsey counties have been added to the Presidential Disaster Declaration designation, making available federal funds for emergency relief and reconstruction assistance following June flooding. Dakota County is still assessing its damages. Following the announcement, Governor Mark Dayton released the following statement. Governor Dayton Takes ALS “Ice Bucket Challenge” at State Fair Thu, 21 Aug 2014 15:38:17 -0500 Minnesota Governor's Office /governor/newsroom/pressreleasedetail.jsp?id=102-139603 ST. PAUL, MN – Governor Mark Dayton today took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge at the Minnesota State Fair, while participating in an interview on ESPN 1500’s “Garage Logic” with Joe Soucheray. Governor Dayton was nominated to take part in the Ice Bucket Challenge by Minnesota Twins owner Jim Pohlad. After taking the challenge, the Governor nominated U.S. Senator Al Franken to do the same. Governor Dayton Proclaims Princess Kay of the Milky Way Day Wed, 20 Aug 2014 16:06:30 -0500 Minnesota Governor's Office /governor/newsroom/pressreleasedetail.jsp?id=102-139531 ST. PAUL, MN – Tonight at 8:30pm at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds, Governor Mark Dayton will open the 61st Annual Princess Kay of the Milky Way Coronation. As the event gets underway, Governor Dayton will declare today “Princess Kay of the Milky Way Day” in Minnesota. The Governor’s proclamation recognizes this long-standing State Fair tradition, and the contributions of more than 3,600 Minnesota dairy farm families statewide. Minnesota Students Outperform Nation on ACT Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:40:12 -0500 Minnesota Governor's Office /governor/newsroom/pressreleasedetail.jsp?id=102-139422 ROSEVILLE – For the ninth year in a row, Minnesota high school seniors were top in the nation on the ACT. Minnesota seniors posted an average score of 22.9, compared to the nationwide average of 21. Additionally, more Minnesota students met each of the four benchmarks—English, Reading, Math and Science—than did students in any other state, 39 percent compared to 26 percent nationally. Action Manufacturing in Marshall Set to Expand, Create New Jobs Thu, 14 Aug 2014 15:27:59 -0500 Minnesota Governor's Office /governor/newsroom/pressreleasedetail.jsp?id=102-139069 MARSHALL, MN – Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton today visited Action Manufacturing, a Marshall company that builds wheelchairs with tracks that enable people with disabilities to participate in outdoor activities including hunting, fishing and hiking. Blue Ribbon Committee on UMN Medical School Begins Work Next Week Thu, 14 Aug 2014 15:06:01 -0500 Minnesota Governor's Office /governor/newsroom/pressreleasedetail.jsp?id=102-139066 St. Paul – The Blue Ribbon Committee on the University of Minnesota Medical School launched by Governor Mark Dayton will hold its first meeting next Tuesday, August 19th, beginning at 9:30 a.m. on the U of MN campus. Local Leaders Break Ground on Southwest Regional Sports Center Thu, 14 Aug 2014 14:49:31 -0500 Minnesota Governor's Office /governor/newsroom/pressreleasedetail.jsp?id=102-139064 ST. PAUL, MN – Plans to build the Southwest Regional Sports Center were seven years in the making. And thanks to the 2014 Jobs Bill passed by the Legislature and signed into law by Governor Mark Dayton in May, construction on the project finally got underway today in Marshall. Altogether, construction of this new facility is expected to create 500 new jobs and draw visitors from across the region for sporting events, conventions, and other events. After 6-Year Wait, Mankato Civic Center Expansion to Be Completed Wed, 13 Aug 2014 13:23:50 -0500 Minnesota Governor's Office /governor/newsroom/pressreleasedetail.jsp?id=102-138955 The expansion of the Mankato Civic Center has been six years in the making. And thanks to the 2014 Jobs Bill passed by the Legislature and signed into law by Governor Mark Dayton last May, the project is finally on track to be completed. The Jobs Bill enacted during the last session provided $14.5 million to add an auditorium, additional meeting rooms, and renovate the ice arena. The Civic Center expansion is expected to create more than 450 new construction jobs and generate an annual $50 million economic impact. Governor Dayton to Hold Railway Safety Meetings in Communities Across Minnesota Mon, 11 Aug 2014 14:14:02 -0500 Minnesota Governor's Office /governor/newsroom/pressreleasedetail.jsp?id=102-138624 ST. PAUL, MN – Today, Governor Mark Dayton held the first in a series of statewide railway safety meetings in Little Canada. Governor Dayton met with local leaders and emergency managers to review the state’s new railway safety laws and to discuss other ways the state can partner with communities to strengthen safety requirements and improve disaster preparedness. In the coming weeks, the Governor will host similar discussions with community leaders and emergency managers along heavily-traveled freight rail routes across Minnesota. Governor Dayton Highlights Efforts to Fight Poverty at the Minnesota Community Action Partnership Conference Fri, 08 Aug 2014 13:41:42 -0500 Minnesota Governor's Office /governor/newsroom/pressreleasedetail.jsp?id=102-138549 Governor Mark Dayton today traveled to Duluth to speak at the Minnesota Community Action Partnership 50th Anniversary Conference. At the event, Governor Dayton highlighted initiatives the State of Minnesota has implemented to alleviate poverty and the work that remains to improve economic opportunity for all Minnesotans.