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 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. $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.