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/ Notice of Appointments by Governor Dayton Fri, 19 Dec 2014 15:48:31 -0600 Minnesota Governor's Office /governor/newsroom/pressreleasedetail.jsp?id=102-151119 ST. PAUL, MN – Today, Governor Mark Dayton announced the following appointments to the State Rehabilitation Council for the Blind. Governor Dayton Appoints Paul R. Scoggin to Fill Fourth Judicial District Vacancy Fri, 19 Dec 2014 10:10:23 -0600 Minnesota Governor's Office /governor/newsroom/pressreleasedetail.jsp?id=102-151070 ST. PAUL, MN – Today, Governor Mark Dayton announced the appointment of Paul R. Scoggin as District Court Judge in Minnesota’s Fourth Judicial District. Mr. Scoggin will be replacing the Honorable Marilyn B. Rosenbaum, who retired earlier this year. Mr. Scoggin will be chambered at Minneapolis in Hennepin County. Notice of Appointments by Governor Dayton Wed, 10 Dec 2014 13:03:20 -0600 Minnesota Governor's Office /governor/newsroom/pressreleasedetail.jsp?id=102-150534 ST. PAUL, MN – Today Governor Mark Dayton announced the following appointments to the Public Employment Relations Board. Governor Dayton recognizes state employees for improving state government Wed, 10 Dec 2014 12:00:47 -0600 Minnesota Governor's Office /governor/newsroom/pressreleasedetail.jsp?id=102-150448 ST. PAUL, MN – More than 50 state employees, who worked on ten different reform projects, were honored yesterday for their efforts to improve state government. These initiatives were selected for making government work better for Minnesotans, while also saving time and taxpayer dollars. As part of Governor Dayton’s ongoing initiative to make government work better for Minnesotans, state agencies have been asked to find innovative ways to deliver better services and implement efficiencies. Governor Dayton Announces Cabinet Wed, 10 Dec 2014 11:53:29 -0600 Minnesota Governor's Office /governor/newsroom/pressreleasedetail.jsp?id=102-150446 ST. PAUL, MN – Today, Minnesota Management and Budget Commissioner Jim Schowalter announced he has accepted a new position outside the Administration. Following this news, Governor Dayton announced that Minnesota Department of Revenue Commissioner Myron Frans has been chosen to lead the agency. Revenue Deputy Commissioner Cynthia Bauerly will join Governor Dayton’s cabinet as Commissioner of Revenue. Statement from Governor Dayton on the Budget Forecast Thu, 04 Dec 2014 15:00:44 -0600 Minnesota Governor's Office /governor/newsroom/pressreleasedetail.jsp?id=102-150183 ST. PAUL, MN – Today, Governor Mark Dayton released the following statement regarding Minnesota’s November Budget Forecast. Governor Thanks MN.IT Commissioner Carolyn Parnell for Her Service Tue, 02 Dec 2014 15:15:42 -0600 Minnesota Governor's Office /governor/newsroom/pressreleasedetail.jsp?id=102-149757 ST. PAUL, MN – Today, Carolyn Parnell announced that she will resign her post as the state’s Chief Information Officer and Commissioner of MN.IT Services. Following today’s news, Governor Mark Dayton thanked Commissioner Parnell for her service and announced that his office will immediately begin accepting applications to fill her vacancy. 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: