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/ DEED Awards $1.7 Million for Redevelopment; projects expected to create or retain 5,700 jobs Fri, 19 Sep 2014 12:18:11 -0500 Minnesota Governor's Office /governor/newsroom/pressreleasedetail.jsp?id=102-141631 ST. PAUL – The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) awarded four grants and one loan for redevelopment projects in Minnesota that are expected to create or retain more than 5,700 jobs. Governor Dayton Joins Polaris Industries for 60th Anniversary Celebration Fri, 19 Sep 2014 12:14:13 -0500 Minnesota Governor's Office /governor/newsroom/pressreleasedetail.jsp?id=102-141630 Governor Mark Dayton visited Roseau today to participate in Polaris Industries’ 60th Anniversary celebration. During the anniversary festivities, the Governor congratulated Polaris on their continued growth and wished the homegrown company success into the future. Governor Mark Dayton Meets with Students and Teachers at Garfield Elementary in Brainerd Thu, 18 Sep 2014 14:27:26 -0500 Minnesota Governor's Office /governor/newsroom/pressreleasedetail.jsp?id=102-141552 ST. PAUL, MN – With thousands of students across the state returning to school this month, Governor Dayton visited Brainerd today, meeting with kindergarten students and teachers at Garfield Elementary. One of the Largest Gigabit Networks in the United States Coming to Northern Minnesota Thu, 18 Sep 2014 13:58:09 -0500 Minnesota Governor's Office /governor/newsroom/pressreleasedetail.jsp?id=102-141545 Paul Bunyan Communications announced today that it is launching the GigaZone, their new advanced regional Gigabit fiber network that will be one of the largest Gigabit networks in the country. Statement from Governor Dayton on August Jobs Report Thu, 18 Sep 2014 10:22:25 -0500 Minnesota Governor's Office /governor/newsroom/pressreleasedetail.jsp?id=102-141487 ST. PAUL, MN – Today’s monthly jobs report from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) showed Minnesota employers added 6,100 new jobs during the month of August. DEED also announced today that Minnesota’s unemployment rate has dropped to 4.3 percent – reaching its lowest level since 2006. In total, Minnesota has added 162,100 new jobs since Governor Dayton took office in January 2011. Rochester WorkForce Center Holds Grand Opening Tue, 16 Sep 2014 12:07:22 -0500 Minnesota Governor's Office /governor/newsroom/pressreleasedetail.jsp?id=102-141243 ST. PAUL -- The new Rochester WorkForce Center held a grand opening celebration today at its new location at Rochester Community and Technical College (RCTC). Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) Commissioner Katie Clark Sieben, RCTC President Leslie McClellon and other local leaders welcomed job seekers into the new location. Governor Dayton Appoints Eric J. Braaten, Christopher J. Lehmann, Timothy J. Looby, and Cynthia L. McCollum to Fill First Judicial District Vacancies Mon, 15 Sep 2014 12:54:27 -0500 Minnesota Governor's Office /governor/newsroom/pressreleasedetail.jsp?id=102-140992 ST. PAUL, MN – Today, Governor Mark Dayton announced the appointment of Mr. Eric J. Braaten, Mr. Christopher J. Lehmann, Mr. Timothy J. Looby, and Ms. Cynthia L. McCollum as District Court Judges in Minnesota’s First Judicial District.  Mr. Braaten will be replacing the Honorable Richard C. Perkins, and will be chambered at Chaska in Carver County. Mr. Timothy J. Looby will be replacing the Honorable Thomas G. McCarthy, and will be chambered at Gaylord in Sibley County. Mr. Christopher J. Lehmann and Ms. Cynthia L. McCollum will be replacing the Honorable Richard G. Spicer and the Honorable Robert R. King, Jr., and will both be chambered at Hastings in Dakota County. Governor Dayton Named to National Governors Association Education and Workforce Committee Fri, 12 Sep 2014 14:00:48 -0500 Minnesota Governor's Office /governor/newsroom/pressreleasedetail.jsp?id=102-140902 This week, Governor Mark Dayton was named as a member of the National Governors Association (NGA) Education and Workforce Committee. The Education and Workforce Committee has jurisdiction over issues in the area of education (including early childhood, K-12, and postsecondary) as well as in the areas of workforce development. Patriot Day and A Day of Service and Remembrance Wed, 10 Sep 2014 15:23:47 -0500 Minnesota Governor's Office /governor/newsroom/pressreleasedetail.jsp?id=102-140732 Governor Dayton proclaims Patriot Day and A Day of Service and Remembrance. Governor Dayton Reconvenes Stakeholders for Discussion on Propane Supply and Demand Tue, 09 Sep 2014 13:00:30 -0500 Minnesota Governor's Office /governor/newsroom/pressreleasedetail.jsp?id=102-140599 ST. PAUL, MN – For more than 200,000 households in Minnesota, propane is the primary source of heat. With winter steadily approaching, Governor Mark Dayton is reconvening stakeholders today in Saint Paul to discuss the current propane supply and any factors that could impact demand for heating fuel this winter. Moorhead Fire Department to Receive $100,000 in State Funding for Rail Safety Emergency Response Equipment and Training Tue, 02 Sep 2014 10:03:47 -0500 Minnesota Governor's Office /governor/newsroom/pressreleasedetail.jsp?id=102-140131 ST. PAUL, MN – Governor Mark Dayton and the Minnesota Department of Public Safety announced today that the Moorhead Fire Department will receive $100,000 in state funding to staff and train an Emergency Response Team, and upgrade and expand the city’s emergency response equipment. In light of the large amount oil transported through the state, Governor Dayton signed legislation into law this year that provided this funding for an Emergency Response Team in Greater Minnesota. On first day, Governor Dayton wishes students, teachers success Tue, 02 Sep 2014 08:54:31 -0500 Minnesota Governor's Office /governor/newsroom/pressreleasedetail.jsp?id=102-140111 ST. PAUL, MN – With thousands of students across the state returning to school today many will benefit from the $895 million that Governor Mark Dayton and the Minnesota Legislature have invested in schools since 2011. This year, more than 55,000 of Minnesota’s youngest learners will benefit from free all-day Kindergarten, while others will benefit from high-impact initiatives designed to increase literacy and close the achievement gap. 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.