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 14-19 Wed, 26 Nov 2014 16:01:32 -0600 Minnesota Governor's Office /governor/newsroom/pressreleasedetail.jsp?id=102-149504 ST. PAUL, MN – To address diesel fuel shortages, Governor Mark Dayton today issued Emergency Executive Order 14-19. Lee Sheehy to Continue as Chair of Commission on Judicial Selection Mon, 24 Nov 2014 14:43:26 -0600 Minnesota Governor's Office /governor/newsroom/pressreleasedetail.jsp?id=102-149293 ST. PAUL, MN – At a news conference this morning, Governor Mark Dayton announced that he will appoint Lee Sheehy to continue as Chair of the Minnesota Commission on Judicial Selection. Mr. Sheehy has held the post since his appointment by the Governor in 2011. Over the last four years, Sheehy and the Minnesota Commission on Judicial Selection have helped interview and recommend judicial candidates for 86 District Court, Appellate Court, and Supreme Court appointments. Celebrating the Holiday Season at the Minnesota Governor’s Residence Mon, 24 Nov 2014 14:16:29 -0600 Minnesota Governor's Office /governor/newsroom/pressreleasedetail.jsp?id=102-149290 ST. PAUL, MN – The 2014 Holiday Season at the Minnesota Governor’s Residence will kick-off on Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014. The Residence will be open for public tours on December 2, 9 and 16 from 1:00 to 3:00pm. No reservations are required and tours will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. The Residence is a collection site for Second Harvest Heartland, the Midwest’s largest hunger relief program, and will be accepting donations of non-perishable food items throughout the Holiday Season. Governor Dayton Kicks Off Thanksgiving Week Mon, 24 Nov 2014 12:00:12 -0600 Minnesota Governor's Office /governor/newsroom/pressreleasedetail.jsp?id=102-149264 Thanksgiving Week got underway today at the Minnesota State Capitol. This morning, Governor Mark Dayton was joined by Agriculture Commissioner Dave Frederickson, Minnesota Turkey Growers Association President John Gorton, and Colleen Moriarty of Hunger Solutions Minnesota to bring in the week’s festivities. A Minnesota-grown turkey was also on-hand for the occasion. Governor Dayton Honors High School Athletes’ Outstanding Sportswomanship Fri, 21 Nov 2014 15:35:18 -0600 Minnesota Governor's Office /governor/newsroom/pressreleasedetail.jsp?id=102-149174 ST. PAUL, MN – Governor Mark Dayton today honored three high school student athletes for their outstanding sportswomanship at the Girls Class A State Cross Country Running Championship in early November. Governor Thanks Metropolitan Council Chair Sue Haigh for Her Service Wed, 19 Nov 2014 08:54:55 -0600 Minnesota Governor's Office /governor/newsroom/pressreleasedetail.jsp?id=102-148893 ST. PAUL, MN – Today, Susan Haigh announced that she will resign her post as Chair of the Metropolitan Council to focus her energies on her full-time position as President and CEO of Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity. Following today’s news, Governor Mark Dayton thanked Chair Haigh for her service and announced that his office will immediately begin accepting applications to fill her vacancy as Metropolitan Council Chair. Statement from Governor Dayton on the Passing of Former Congressman Bill Frenzel Tue, 18 Nov 2014 14:39:20 -0600 Minnesota Governor's Office /governor/newsroom/pressreleasedetail.jsp?id=102-148842 ST. PAUL, MN – At a news conference on Monday, November 17, 2014, Governor Dayton made the following statement on the passing of former Congressman Bill Frenzel. Governor Dayton Calls for Applications to Head Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board Mon, 17 Nov 2014 14:28:54 -0600 Minnesota Governor's Office /governor/newsroom/pressreleasedetail.jsp?id=102-148663 ST. PAUL, MN – Governor Mark Dayton today announced that the Office of the Governor is accepting applications to serve as Commissioner of the Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board (IRRRB). The commissioner must lead the Board in its important mission to diversify and improve the economy of the Iron Range. Statement from Governor Dayton on Federal Deployment of Minnesota National Guard Sun, 16 Nov 2014 17:16:28 -0600 Minnesota Governor's Office /governor/newsroom/pressreleasedetail.jsp?id=102-148549 ST. PAUL, MN –Governor Mark Dayton released the following statement this evening on the announcement that the Secretary of Defense has ordered nearly 700 Minnesota Army National Guard Soldiers from the Rosemount-based 34th Red Bull Infantry Division to be mobilized to West Africa to support Operation United Assistance. Statement from Governor Dayton on Minnesota Hosting the 2019 NCAA Final Four Tournament Fri, 14 Nov 2014 17:33:10 -0600 Minnesota Governor's Office /governor/newsroom/pressreleasedetail.jsp?id=102-148513 ST. PAUL, MN – Today, Minnesota won its bid to host the 2019 NCAA Final Four Tournament. The following is a statement from Governor Mark Dayton. Statement from Governor Dayton on House of Representatives Leadership Fri, 07 Nov 2014 15:00:44 -0600 Minnesota Governor's Office /governor/newsroom/pressreleasedetail.jsp?id=102-147746 The following is a statement from Governor Mark Dayton. “I congratulate the next Speaker of the House Kurt Daudt, Majority Leader Joyce Peppin, and Minority Leader Paul Thissen, who have been chosen by their colleagues to lead the work of the Minnesota House of Representatives during the next legislative session. I look forward to working with them, along with Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk, Assistant Majority Leader Katie Sieben, and Senate Minority Leader David Hann, when the new legislature convenes in January. If we work together, we can continue to build a better Minnesota.” Commission on Judicial Selection Recommends Fourth Judicial District Candidates to Governor Dayton Fri, 07 Nov 2014 13:50:50 -0600 Minnesota Governor's Office /governor/newsroom/pressreleasedetail.jsp?id=102-147735 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 Fourth Judicial District. This vacancy was created upon the retirement of the Honorable Marilyn B. Rosenbaum, and will be chambered at Minneapolis in Hennepin County. Statement from Governor Dayton on IRRRB Commissioner Tony Sertich Thu, 06 Nov 2014 18:00:40 -0600 Minnesota Governor's Office /governor/newsroom/pressreleasedetail.jsp?id=102-147666 ST. PAUL, MN – Today, Tony Sertich, Commissioner of the Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board (IRRRB), announced that he has taken a new position outside the administration. Following this morning’s announcement, Governor Mark Dayton released the following statement: Code42 Announces Planned Expansion Project Mon, 03 Nov 2014 13:23:21 -0600 Minnesota Governor's Office /governor/newsroom/pressreleasedetail.jsp?id=102-147005 ST. PAUL – Today the Minneapolis Community Development & Regulatory Service Committee forwarded a recommendation to the full Minneapolis City Council for approval of support for a $70 million two-phase expansion project under consideration by Minneapolis-based software developer Code42, contingent upon Minneapolis City Council approval on Friday, Nov. 14, 2014 and other deal terms currently under negotiation. Governor Dayton to Convene Minnesota Rail Summit Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:23:43 -0500 Minnesota Governor's Office /governor/newsroom/pressreleasedetail.jsp?id=102-146589 ST. PAUL, MN – On Monday, November 17, Governor Mark Dayton will convene a Rail Summit with railroad, agriculture, and industry leaders from across Minnesota. Elected officials, emergency managers, and key members of the Governor’s Cabinet will also participate in the discussion. Klobuchar, Franken, Nolan, Dayton: Unreliable Rail Shipments of Coal Hurting Minnesota Electric Utilities, Could Push up Rates for Consumers Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:45:48 -0500 Minnesota Governor's Office /governor/newsroom/pressreleasedetail.jsp?id=102-146449 WASHINGTON, DC – U.S Senators Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken, U.S. Representative Rick Nolan, and Governor Mark Dayton today urged a key federal energy commission to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to protect Minnesota consumers from reduced utility reliability by forcing BNSF Railway Company to fix coal-delivery issues. Across Minnesota, electric utilities are watching their stockpiles of coal fall to dangerously low levels. In a letter, the group called on Chairman Cheryl LaFleur to bring together utility and railroad representatives to discuss coal delivery service issues. Governor Dayton Encourages Minnesotans to Register for First-Ever Pheasant Summit, Invites Public to Submit Topics and Ideas Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:25:16 -0500 Minnesota Governor's Office /governor/newsroom/pressreleasedetail.jsp?id=102-146443 ST. PAUL, MN – Today, Governor Mark Dayton invited Minnesotans to register for the state’s first-ever Minnesota Pheasant Summit, which will be held at Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall on December 13, 2014. The Minnesota Pheasant Summit will bring together hunters, farmers, conservationists, policymakers, key members of the Governor's Cabinet, and others. During the Summit, participants will discuss strategies to increase the state’s pheasant population, improve pheasant habitat, and ensure that future generations of Minnesotans have opportunities to enjoy one of the state’s most popular and iconic game birds. Governor Dayton first announced plans for the Summit at a Pheasants Forever event last month. Governor Dayton Invites Trick-or-Treaters to Governor’s Residence Wed, 29 Oct 2014 10:56:46 -0500 Minnesota Governor's Office /governor/newsroom/pressreleasedetail.jsp?id=102-145950 ST. PAUL, MN – Governor Dayton is calling all ghouls, goblins, and ghosts to celebrate Halloween at the Governor’s Residence (1006 Summit Avenue, St. Paul) on Friday, October 31, if you dare. The gates of the Governor’s Residence will be open from 5:00–7:00pm. State will carefully monitor recent travelers from Ebola-affected regions Mon, 27 Oct 2014 13:49:24 -0500 Minnesota Governor's Office /governor/newsroom/pressreleasedetail.jsp?id=102-145710 After consulting with a team of experts in public health, medicine, ethics and law, Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton and Minnesota Health Commissioner Dr. Ed Ehlinger today announced the framework for Minnesota’s plans to monitor the health of any individual returning to Minnesota after traveling from one of the countries in West Africa affected by the Ebola outbreak. 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.