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 Signs Bill into Law Thu, 23 Apr 2015 15:58:14 -0500 Minnesota Governor's Office /governor/newsroom/pressreleasedetail.jsp?id=102-161293 ST. PAUL, MN – Today, Governor Mark Dayton signed one bill into law. In Response to Avian Influenza, Governor Mark Dayton Issues Emergency Order Declaring Peacetime State of Emergency Thu, 23 Apr 2015 14:25:40 -0500 Minnesota Governor's Office /governor/newsroom/pressreleasedetail.jsp?id=102-161304 ST. PAUL, MN – Governor Mark Dayton today issued Emergency Executive Order 15-09, declaring a Peacetime State of Emergency in Minnesota in response to the discovery of H5N2 avian influenza cases statewide. Governor Dayton Signs Bill into Law Tue, 21 Apr 2015 11:10:30 -0500 Minnesota Governor's Office /governor/newsroom/pressreleasedetail.jsp?id=102-161192 ST. PAUL, MN – Today, Governor Mark Dayton signed one bill into law. Commission on Judicial Selection Announces Vacancy in the Third Judicial District Mon, 20 Apr 2015 12:48:17 -0500 Minnesota Governor's Office /governor/newsroom/pressreleasedetail.jsp?id=102-161048 ST. PAUL, MN –The Commission on Judicial Selection announced today that a judgeship vacancy is occurring in Minnesota’s Third Judicial District Court. This vacancy was created upon the retirement of the Honorable Robert Birnbaum, and will be chambered at Rochester in Olmsted County. Governor Dayton Applauds New Federal Actions to Improve Rail Safety Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:08:38 -0500 Minnesota Governor's Office /governor/newsroom/pressreleasedetail.jsp?id=102-160984 ST. PAUL, MN – Governor Dayton today applauded the U.S. Department of Transportation’s announcement of new measures to improve the safety of trains carrying highly-flammable Bakken crude oil by reducing the speed that they travel through Minnesota cities. Governor Mark Dayton Proclaims “Go Wild! Day” in Minnesota Thu, 16 Apr 2015 15:42:03 -0500 Minnesota Governor's Office /governor/newsroom/pressreleasedetail.jsp?id=102-160897 ST. PAUL, MN – At a pep rally in Saint Paul today, Governor Mark Dayton called on hockey fans across the state to cheer on the Minnesota Wild as the team takes on the Saint Louis Blues in the first round of the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs. Governor Dayton signs Emergency Executive Order 15-07 Wed, 15 Apr 2015 18:23:29 -0500 Minnesota Governor's Office /governor/newsroom/pressreleasedetail.jsp?id=102-160860 ST. PAUL, MN – Today, Governor Mark Dayton signed Emergency Executive Order 15-07 providing for emergency assistance to the Minnesota Interagency Fire Center, due to dry conditions, high temperatures, low humidity, and strong winds that have been exacerbated by a lack of significant precipitation. Gopher Women’s Hockey Team Honored by Governor Dayton Wed, 15 Apr 2015 17:44:34 -0500 Minnesota Governor's Office /governor/newsroom/pressreleasedetail.jsp?id=102-160853 ST. PAUL, MN – Today, Governor Mark Dayton issued a proclamation declaring today, Wednesday, April 15, 2015, to be “Gopher Women’s Hockey National Champions Day” in Minnesota. Governor Orders MnDOT to Reinstate Use of Umlauts on Road Signs Wed, 15 Apr 2015 13:15:37 -0500 Minnesota Governor's Office /governor/newsroom/pressreleasedetail.jsp?id=102-160789 ST. PAUL, MN – Upon learning that the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) had discontinued the use of umlauts on city limit signs in Lindström, Governor Mark Dayton will sign an Executive Order later today requiring MnDOT reinstate the use of umlauts on roadway signage, when appropriate. Governor Dayton’s budget proposal supports healthy, vital forests Wed, 15 Apr 2015 10:47:38 -0500 Minnesota Governor's Office /governor/newsroom/pressreleasedetail.jsp?id=102-160761 ST PAUL, MN - Minnesotans will be able to recreate and work in healthier, more productive state forests under a budget proposed by Gov. Mark Dayton, according to the Department of Natural Resources. St. Cloud Foundry Expansion Supported by Lt. Governor Smith Visit Wed, 15 Apr 2015 09:40:51 -0500 Minnesota Governor's Office /governor/newsroom/pressreleasedetail.jsp?id=102-160751 ST. PAUL – Today, Lt. Governor Tina Smith visited Grede Holdings LLC’s St. Cloud facility to discuss the foundry’s $17.5 million expansion plan. When the project is completed, Grede expects to add 30 jobs at the St. Cloud site. Day of Remembrance for President Abraham Lincoln Tue, 14 Apr 2015 17:52:22 -0500 Minnesota Governor's Office /governor/newsroom/pressreleasedetail.jsp?id=102-160740 In honor and remembrance of President Abraham Lincoln, President Barack Obama has ordered that the flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff upon all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and naval stations, and on all naval vessels of Federal Government throughout the United States and its Territories and possessions until sunset on Wednesday, April 15, 2015. Governor Dayton has also ordered all U.S. flags and Minnesota flags be flown at half-staff at all state and federal buildings in the State of Minnesota, from now until sunset on Wednesday, April 15, 2015, as a mark of respect for the memory of President Abraham Lincoln. Lt. Governor Smith Travels to Moorhead and Bemidji, Highlighting Governor Dayton’s $983 Million Education Proposal Tue, 14 Apr 2015 14:00:28 -0500 Minnesota Governor's Office /governor/newsroom/pressreleasedetail.jsp?id=102-160715 ST. PAUL, MN – Minnesotans depend on access to a great education for good jobs and bright futures. This year, Governor Mark Dayton’s budget proposal would invest nearly a billion dollars in strategies to ensure all Minnesotans receive excellent, affordable educations. Lt. Governor Tina Smith today visited Moorhead’s Probstfield Center for Education and Bemidji State University to highlight the proposed education investments from pre-Kindergarten to post-secondary. Governor and Legislators: Send Every Child to Preschool Tue, 14 Apr 2015 13:55:36 -0500 Minnesota Governor's Office /governor/newsroom/pressreleasedetail.jsp?id=102-160713 ST. PAUL, MN – Minnesota could be among the first states in the country to offer free, full-day early learning programs for every four-year-old – that is, if a proposal from Governor Mark Dayton and the Minnesota Senate becomes law this session. If passed, the proposal would allow an estimated 47,300 students to attend preschool in the program’s first year of operation. Governor Dayton Issues Emergency Executive Order 15-06 Fri, 10 Apr 2015 15:59:07 -0500 Minnesota Governor's Office /governor/newsroom/pressreleasedetail.jsp?id=102-160601 ST. PAUL, MN – Today, Governor Mark Dayton signed Emergency Executive Order 15-06, delivering relief from regulations incorporated in Minnesota Statutes, section 169.87, pertaining to load restrictions on local and state highways and streets for poultry feed trucks, load-out trailers, and emergency operation equipment responding to the situation. Governor Mark Dayton's 2015 State of the State Address Thu, 09 Apr 2015 18:43:39 -0500 Minnesota Governor's Office /governor/newsroom/pressreleasedetail.jsp?id=102-160529 Today is the 150th anniversary of Confederate General Robert E. Lee’s surrender at Appomattox Court House, which is marked as the end of the American Civil War. It is thus a fitting time to recognize the heroic service of over 24,000 Minnesotans, who fought in that war, and especially the over 2,200 of them, who lost their lives from their service in it. Statement from Lt. Governor Smith on House Republican Cuts to Greater Minnesota Broadband Thu, 09 Apr 2015 14:51:21 -0500 Minnesota Governor's Office /governor/newsroom/pressreleasedetail.jsp?id=102-160506 ST. PAUL, MN – Lt. Governor Tina Smith released the following statement today concerning House Republicans’ proposal to eliminate funding for the Minnesota Broadband Infrastructure Grant Fund. Notice of Appointments by Governor Dayton Wed, 08 Apr 2015 15:02:30 -0500 Minnesota Governor's Office /governor/newsroom/pressreleasedetail.jsp?id=102-160432 ST. PAUL, MN – Today Governor Mark Dayton announced the following appointments to the Board of Podiatric Medicine and the Minnesota Forest Resources Council. Governor Dayton to Deliver State of the State Address on Thursday, April 9, at 7:00pm Wed, 08 Apr 2015 11:18:54 -0500 Minnesota Governor's Office /governor/newsroom/pressreleasedetail.jsp?id=102-160376 ST. PAUL, MN – Governor Mark Dayton will deliver his annual State of the State Address to a joint session of the Minnesota Legislature on Thursday, April 9, 2015, beginning at 7:00pm. Governor’s Jobs Bill Would Create 23,900 Minnesota Jobs Tue, 07 Apr 2015 10:43:15 -0500 Minnesota Governor's Office /governor/newsroom/pressreleasedetail.jsp?id=102-160316 ST. PAUL, MN – Governor Mark Dayton today introduced a Jobs Bill that would invest $842 million in infrastructure projects statewide, creating more than 23,900* Minnesota jobs. This new Jobs Bill would help addresses many of the state’s critical infrastructure needs, while strengthening Minnesota’s economy and putting thousands of people to work.