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/ Essar Steel Accepts Governor Mark Dayton’s Final Offer for Loan Repayment Thu, 31 Dec 2015 11:38:57 -0600 Minnesota Governor's Office /governor/newsroom/pressreleasedetail.jsp?id=102-176877 ST. PAUL, MN – On Wednesday, December 30, 2015, Governor Mark Dayton was notified that Essar Steel Minnesota and its parent company, Essar Global Fund Ltd., have accepted his final offer for repayment of the state’s $66 million loan. Governor Dayton Reappoints Gary M. Hall to the Workers’ Compensation Court of Appeals Wed, 16 Dec 2015 16:11:24 -0600 Minnesota Governor's Office /governor/newsroom/pressreleasedetail.jsp?id=102-176570 ST. PAUL, MN – Today, Governor Mark Dayton announced the reappointment of the Honorable Gary M. Hall as Judge of the Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Court of Appeals. Judge Hall is appointed to a six year term, which will expire on January 3, 2022. Notice of Appointments by Governor Dayton Wed, 16 Dec 2015 14:54:40 -0600 Minnesota Governor's Office /governor/newsroom/pressreleasedetail.jsp?id=102-176562 ST. PAUL, MN – Today, Governor Mark Dayton announced the following appointments to the Food Safety and Defense Task Force and the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority. After Call from Dayton, Klobuchar, Franken, and Nolan, Department of Labor Approves Trade Adjustment Assistance for Steel Workers and Miners Impacted by Layoffs Wed, 16 Dec 2015 14:43:23 -0600 Minnesota Governor's Office /governor/newsroom/pressreleasedetail.jsp?id=102-176560 WASHINGTON, DC – Governor Mark Dayton, U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken, along with Representative Rick Nolan, today announced that the Department of Labor (DOL) has approved Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) petitions for steelworkers and miners who have been impacted by recent layoffs at the Magnetation plant. President Obama Sending White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough to Visit Iron Range Hard Hit By Layoffs Stemming From Foreign Steel Dumping Tue, 15 Dec 2015 16:57:35 -0600 Minnesota Governor's Office /governor/newsroom/pressreleasedetail.jsp?id=102-176514 WASHINGTON, DC- White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough, the President’s top advisor, will be in Virginia, MN at Range Community & Technical College on Tuesday, December 22nd to discuss the Iron Range layoffs and the national steel crisis directly with affected workers, mining executives, business leaders and local elected officials. Governor Dayton Pursues $795 Million in Funding for Clean Water, Wildlife Habitat Tue, 15 Dec 2015 13:08:46 -0600 Minnesota Governor's Office /governor/newsroom/pressreleasedetail.jsp?id=102-176498 ST. PAUL, MN – Continuing his work to improve water quality and wildlife habitat, Governor Mark Dayton today submitted a $795 million proposal to the United States Department of Agriculture for a Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP) for Minnesota. Pew: Minnesota is a leader on rainy day fund policy Tue, 08 Dec 2015 16:03:09 -0600 Minnesota Governor's Office /governor/newsroom/pressreleasedetail.jsp?id=102-176257 ST. PAUL, MN—A report released today from The Pew Charitable Trusts highlights Minnesota as having one of the most robust reserve policies in the nation. Governor Dayton Appoints Emily Johnson Piper to Serve as Human Services Commissioner Mon, 07 Dec 2015 13:04:11 -0600 Minnesota Governor's Office /governor/newsroom/pressreleasedetail.jsp?id=102-176066 ST. PAUL, MN – Governor Mark Dayton today announced that he has appointed Emily Johnson Piper to serve as Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS). Governor Dayton Orders Flags Flown at Half-Staff in Honor of Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day Mon, 07 Dec 2015 09:42:35 -0600 Minnesota Governor's Office /governor/newsroom/pressreleasedetail.jsp?id=102-176051 ST. PAUL, MN – Governor Mark Dayton has proclaimed Monday, December 7, 2015, as Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day in Minnesota, in honor of the 74th Anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor and the more than 2,400 Americans who lost their lives in these attacks. Governor Dayton Appoints Commissioner Lucinda E. Jesson and Tracy M. Smith to Minnesota Court of Appeals Fri, 04 Dec 2015 13:16:06 -0600 Minnesota Governor's Office /governor/newsroom/pressreleasedetail.jsp?id=102-176024 ST. PAUL, MN – Governor Mark Dayton today announced his appointments of Lucinda E. Jesson and Tracy M. Smith to serve on the Minnesota Court of Appeals. Governor Dayton’s Remarks on State Budget Forecast Thu, 03 Dec 2015 17:59:01 -0600 Minnesota Governor's Office /governor/newsroom/pressreleasedetail.jsp?id=102-175953 ST. PAUL, MN – Today, Governor Mark Dayton provided the following remarks regarding Minnesota’s November State Budget Forecast. Governor Mark Dayton Orders Flags Flown at Half-Staff in Honor of the Victims of the Attack in San Bernardino, California Thu, 03 Dec 2015 17:52:01 -0600 Minnesota Governor's Office /governor/newsroom/pressreleasedetail.jsp?id=102-175952 ST. PAUL, MN – In accordance with the proclamation issued today by President Barack Obama, Governor Mark Dayton has ordered all United States flags and Minnesota flags to be flown at half-staff at all state and federal buildings in the State of Minnesota, from now until sunset on Monday, December 7, in honor of the victims of the attack in San Bernardino, California. Statement from Lt. Governor Tina Smith on Governor's Proposed $100 Million Investment in Broadband Infrastructure Thu, 03 Dec 2015 15:43:55 -0600 Minnesota Governor's Office /governor/newsroom/pressreleasedetail.jsp?id=102-175944 ST. PAUL, MN – Today, following the announcement of Minnesota’s projected $1.87 billion state budget surplus, Governor Mark Dayton announced that he will propose a $100 million investment in competitive broadband infrastructure grants. Governor Dayton Takes Executive Action to Recognize Training Mental Health Counselors for Veterans as Specialized Disaster Relief Service Tue, 01 Dec 2015 13:07:54 -0600 Minnesota Governor's Office /governor/newsroom/pressreleasedetail.jsp?id=102-175733 ST. PAUL, MN – Governor Mark Dayton has taken executive action to recognize training mental health counselors for military veterans, through the American Red Cross, as an appropriate use of leave time for state employees. Governor Dayton Breaks Ground on New Employment, Education and Healthy Living Center in North Minneapolis Tue, 01 Dec 2015 10:35:22 -0600 Minnesota Governor's Office /governor/newsroom/pressreleasedetail.jsp?id=102-175725 ST. PAUL – Gov. Mark Dayton joined officials on Tuesday to celebrate the groundbreaking of 800 West Broadway, a new employment, education and healthy living center in north Minneapolis. Governor Dayton Demands Essar Steel Pay its Vendors by Wednesday Mon, 30 Nov 2015 11:50:12 -0600 Minnesota Governor's Office /governor/newsroom/pressreleasedetail.jsp?id=102-175664 ST. PAUL, MN – On Wednesday, November 25th, Governor Mark Dayton spoke by phone with Madhu Vuppuluri, President and CEO of Essar Steel Minnesota. Commission on Judicial Selection Recommends Court of Appeals Candidates to Governor Dayton Wed, 25 Nov 2015 11:45:30 -0600 Minnesota Governor's Office /governor/newsroom/pressreleasedetail.jsp?id=102-175569 ST. PAUL, MN – The Commission on Judicial Selection announced today it is recommending four candidates to Governor Mark Dayton for consideration to fill two at-large vacancies on the Minnesota Court of Appeals. Governor Dayton Kicks Off Thanksgiving Week Mon, 23 Nov 2015 15:17:50 -0600 Minnesota Governor's Office /governor/newsroom/pressreleasedetail.jsp?id=102-175457 ST. PAUL, MN – Thanksgiving Week got underway this morning in Saint Paul. Statement from Governor Mark Dayton on the Situation in North Minneapolis Sat, 21 Nov 2015 19:09:36 -0600 Minnesota Governor's Office /governor/newsroom/pressreleasedetail.jsp?id=102-175390 ST. PAUL, MN – The following is a statement from Governor Mark Dayton. Governor to Convene Statewide Water Quality Summit in February Sat, 21 Nov 2015 13:21:05 -0600 Minnesota Governor's Office /governor/newsroom/pressreleasedetail.jsp?id=102-175389 ST. PAUL, MN – Today, at the annual meetings of the Minnesota Farm Bureau and the Minnesota Farmers Union, Governor Mark Dayton will announce his plans to convene a statewide Water Quality Summit in February.