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Governor Mark Dayton

Visit the home page of Minnesota's 40th Governor and Lt. Governor Yvonne Prettner Solon for the latest appointments, updates on innovations, the Office of the Governor Blog, and more.


Fish Minnesota!

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has launched a new fishing website – "one stop shopping" for all the information you need to land the big one.  Get the mobile LakeFinder app, buy your license, or explore ‘Where to Go’ on Fish Minnesota.


Twin Cities Metro Light Rail

The Metro Green Line began service June 14, linking downtown St. Paul and downtown Minneapolis.  It has been a draw for both residential and commercial development: at least $2.5 billion worth of new construction and redevelopment projects have been announced within a half-mile of the line.  Read here for more information about riding the Green Line. 

Photo copyright Metropolitan Council. 

All Day Kindergarten

This year, for the first time, the state of Minnesota is paying for full-day kindergarten, a move educators hope will provide an academic jump-start for the state’s youngest learners.

Solar Power Surge in MN

A 2013 state law requiring investor-owned utilities to get 1.5 percent of their electricity from solar by 2020 has prompted a surge in the pace of solar power development - it's expected to jump over the next two years as big utilities bring new capacity onto the grid.

Students Shine on ACT Exam

For a ninth consecutive year, Minnesota's high school seniors posted the highest average composite score on the ACT exam. In 2014-15, all Minnesota high school juniors will begin taking the ACT, free of charge, under new graduation requirements approved by the 2013 Legislature.

Women's Equality Day

In 1971, at the behest of Rep. Bella Abzug (D-NY), the U.S. Congress designated August 26 as "Women's Equality Day." Read more at the National Women’s History Project website

Flood Disaster Aid

Eight Minnesota counties will receive federal relief following President Obama's disaster declaration to assist in recovery from the summer storms and floods.

Graduate Employment Outcomes

A new data tool from the MN Dept. of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) uses post-secondary graduation rates to show students, parents and citizens which fields of study provide strong employment and earning potential.

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