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/ Statement from Governor Mark Dayton Fri, 18 Apr 2014 14:15:14 -0500 Minnesota Governor's Office /governor/newsroom/pressreleasedetail.jsp?id=102-126972 ST. PAUL, MN – Governor Mark Dayton released the following statement today regarding a federal judge’s decision to strike down part of Minnesota’s Next Generation Energy Act. Minnesota Launches its Largest-Ever Marketing Effort to Boost Tourism Thu, 17 Apr 2014 13:01:00 -0500 Minnesota Governor's Office /governor/newsroom/pressreleasedetail.jsp?id=102-126745 ST. PAUL, MN – Today at the Minnesota State Capitol, Governor Mark Dayton and Explore Minnesota Tourism Director John Edman launched the state’s all-new travel marketing campaign, designed to encourage travelers to choose Minnesota as their next vacation destination. The marketing campaign, themed Only in Minnesota, promotes Minnesota as a one-of-a-kind Midwest travel destination. This year’s effort, which will reach audiences in 14 states and provinces, is the largest travel marketing campaign in the state’s history. Commission on Judicial Selection Recommends Third Judicial District Candidates to Governor Dayton Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:39:10 -0500 Minnesota Governor's Office /governor/newsroom/pressreleasedetail.jsp?id=102-126561 The Commission on Judicial Selection announced today it is recommending four candidates to Governor Mark Dayton for consideration to fill the two current vacancies in Minnesota’s Third Judicial District. These vacancies were created upon the retirements of the Honorable Donald E. Rysavy and the Honorable Fred W. Wellmann. Both seats will be chambered at Austin in Mower County. April 15 is Tax Cut Day in Minnesota Tue, 15 Apr 2014 13:01:00 -0500 Minnesota Governor's Office /governor/newsroom/pressreleasedetail.jsp?id=102-126360 Minnesotans still have a few more hours to file their taxes today, and claim millions of dollars in middle class tax cuts signed into law by Governor Mark Dayton less than one month ago. The $508 million in tax cuts enacted early this session by Governor Dayton and the Legislature are slated to benefit over 1.2 million middle class Minnesotans and thousands of businesses across the state. Governor Dayton Enacts First Minimum Wage Increase in a Decade Mon, 14 Apr 2014 14:31:00 -0500 Minnesota Governor's Office /governor/newsroom/pressreleasedetail.jsp?id=102-126251 ST. PAUL, MN – More than 325,000 of Minnesota’s lowest-wage workers just got a raise. Joined in the Capitol Rotunda this afternoon by legislators, advocates, and hard-working Minnesotans from across the state, Governor Mark Dayton signed a bill into law raising Minnesota’s minimum wage for the first time since 2005. Governor Dayton Signs Bills Fri, 11 Apr 2014 17:13:15 -0500 Minnesota Governor's Office /governor/newsroom/pressreleasedetail.jsp?id=102-126152 ST. PAUL, MN – Today, Governor Mark Dayton signed these seven bills into law. Governor Dayton Signs Two More Unsession Bills Fri, 11 Apr 2014 17:10:15 -0500 Minnesota Governor's Office /governor/newsroom/pressreleasedetail.jsp?id=102-126150 ST. PAUL, MN – Today, Governor Mark Dayton signed two more Unsession bills into law. The bills included 17 Unsession provisions that Governor Dayton recommended to the Legislature in early March. State Leaders to Tour Dakota County Technical College Bonding Project Thu, 10 Apr 2014 11:30:37 -0500 Minnesota Governor's Office /governor/newsroom/pressreleasedetail.jsp?id=102-125787 ST. PAUL – Governor Mark Dayton’s higher education bonding bill continues to be the focus of a statewide tour, with visits this week at campuses in Rosemount and Moorhead. Governor Dayton Issues Executive Order 14-09 Wed, 09 Apr 2014 16:39:34 -0500 Minnesota Governor's Office /governor/newsroom/pressreleasedetail.jsp?id=102-125615 ST. PAUL, MN – Today, Governor Mark Dayton today issued Executive Order 14-09 directing the Minnesota Department of Agriculture, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources, and Minnesota Pollution Control Agency to begin implementing Agricultural Water Quality Certification Program pilot programs. Governor Mark Dayton Signs Safe and Supportive Schools Act Wed, 09 Apr 2014 16:00:00 -0500 Minnesota Governor's Office /governor/newsroom/pressreleasedetail.jsp?id=102-125602 ST. PAUL, MN – Surrounded by students, parents, teachers, and school administrators, Governor Mark Dayton today signed the Safe and Supportive Schools Act (HF826/SF783). The new law, authored by state Sen. Scott Dibble and state Rep. Jim Davnie, strengthens protections against the threat of bullying in Minnesota schools. The new measure provides local school districts the guidance, support, and flexibility to adopt clear and enforceable school policies to help protect all children from bullying, and to reinforce the principles of tolerance and respect in our schools. Governor Dayton Voices Support for Broadband Infrastructure Funding Wed, 09 Apr 2014 13:10:26 -0500 Minnesota Governor's Office /governor/newsroom/pressreleasedetail.jsp?id=102-125569 ST. PAUL, MN – At a State Capitol news conference Tuesday, Governor Mark Dayton discussed his support for additional funding this session to expand access to high-speed broadband across Minnesota. Governor Dayton said he was optimistic after meeting with Danna MacKenzie, executive director of the state’s new Office of Broadband Development, that a legislative proposal for new broadband funding could be passed and signed into law this session. Statement from Governor Dayton Regarding Minimum Wage Agreement Mon, 07 Apr 2014 13:04:23 -0500 Minnesota Governor's Office /governor/newsroom/pressreleasedetail.jsp?id=102-124864 Today, legislative leaders in the Minnesota House and Senate announced a compromise agreement to raise the state’s minimum wage to $9.50 per hour, and index it to inflation. Governor Mark Dayton provided this statement following today’s announcement. Notice of Appointments by Governor Dayton Mon, 07 Apr 2014 12:10:34 -0500 Minnesota Governor's Office /governor/newsroom/pressreleasedetail.jsp?id=102-124841 Today Governor Mark Dayton announced the appointment of Joyce Baumann to the Board of Teaching. Ms. Baumann is replacing Ryan Vernosh. Her term will be effective on April 12, 2014, and will run through January 2, 2017. North Star Insurance Expands Cottonwood Headquarters Mon, 07 Apr 2014 11:46:38 -0500 Minnesota Governor's Office /governor/newsroom/pressreleasedetail.jsp?id=102-124828 North Star Mutual Insurance Company, headquartered in Cottonwood, Minn., is expanding due to an increase in services to markets throughout the Midwest. The company announced plans to invest $9.5 million and will create 12 new full-time permanent jobs.
 Governor Dayton Appoints Eric P. Schieferdecker to Fill Ninth Judicial District Vacancy Fri, 04 Apr 2014 14:33:13 -0500 Minnesota Governor's Office /governor/newsroom/pressreleasedetail.jsp?id=102-124616 Today, Governor Mark Dayton announced the appointment of Mr. Eric P. Schieferdecker as District Court Judge in Minnesota’s Ninth Judicial District. Mr. Schieferdecker will be replacing the Honorable Donald J. Aandal, who resigned earlier this year. The judgeship will be chambered at Warren in Marshall County. DC Group Expands in North Minneapolis Fri, 04 Apr 2014 11:33:17 -0500 Minnesota Governor's Office /governor/newsroom/pressreleasedetail.jsp?id=102-124578 DC Group, a Minnesota-based maintenance and repair services group, announced plans to expand its North Minneapolis facility and will create at least 33 full-time permanent jobs. The company’s expected private investment in the expansion is over $6.2 million. Statement from Governor Mark Dayton on Anti-Bullying Measure Thu, 03 Apr 2014 19:31:42 -0500 Minnesota Governor's Office /governor/newsroom/pressreleasedetail.jsp?id=102-124560 ST. PAUL, MN – Today, the Minnesota Senate passed a bill strengthening protections against bullying in Minnesota schools. The following is a statement from Governor Mark Dayton. Governor Dayton to Deliver State of the State Address on April 23 at 7:00pm Thu, 03 Apr 2014 16:47:55 -0500 Minnesota Governor's Office /governor/newsroom/pressreleasedetail.jsp?id=102-124559 ST. PAUL, MN – Governor Mark Dayton today announced he will deliver his annual State of the State Address to a joint session of the Minnesota Legislature on Wednesday, April 23, 2014, beginning at 7:00pm. Copies of letters Governor Dayton sent to Speaker of the House Paul Thissen and President of the Senate Sandra Pappas are attached. Segment of Trunk Hwy 36 to be Named “Officer Richard Crittenden, Sr., Memorial Highway” Thu, 03 Apr 2014 15:43:47 -0500 Minnesota Governor's Office /governor/newsroom/pressreleasedetail.jsp?id=102-124556 Today, Governor Mark Dayton signed a bill designating a segment of Trunk Highway 36 in North Saint Paul to be named “Officer Richard Crittenden, Sr., Memorial Highway.” Governor Dayton Signs Bills Thu, 03 Apr 2014 15:09:49 -0500 Minnesota Governor's Office /governor/newsroom/pressreleasedetail.jsp?id=102-124549 ST. PAUL, MN – Today, Governor Mark Dayton signed two bills into law.