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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.

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State of Minnesota Legislature reconvened February 25

Learn more about current House and Senate bills and previous years' bills, view Guides on how to follow a bill and research a legislative issue, find your legislator, or contact your legislator.

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The Eagles Have Hatched!

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is broadcasting a live feed from a Bald Eagle nest in the Twin Cities metro area - three eggs were laid in mid-February. The diligent parents kept the eggs warm and dry throughout the polar vortex - and now all three have hatched.  

You can watch the activity on the live Eagle-Cam

Earth Day is April 22

The first Earth Day on April 22, 1970, activated 20 million Americans  and is credited with launching the modern environmental movement. Discover new and revisit old ways to go a little greener this year. 


60,400 Jobs Available in MN

The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development reported that state employers had 60,400 vacancies in the fourth quarter of 2013. That is the most openings in the fourth quarter for nine years.



Safe and Supportive Schools

Minnesota has signed into law a tough new set of rules for schools to follow to protect students.  The new law replaces a 37-word anti-bullying law that was widely considered one of the nation’s weakest.


Watch Your Ash Trees

Emerald ash borer (EAB) is a small, iridescent green beetle that kills ash trees. It's a serious threat to Minnesota’s estimated 900 million ash trees. Learn about the signs of infestation.

Lake Ice-Off: You Can Help

Though it seems this winter will never end, the big spring thaw has arrived across much of Minnesota. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) is asking citizens to document one of the best indicators of spring for our state – the date on which ice disappears from a lake.

Recreation Made Mobile

Check out the outdoor smartphone apps:  
- Recreation Compass
- Fishing and Hunting License sales 
- Lake Finder 
and more.

Minnesota Ranks Fifth

The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development announced has that Minnesota ranked fifth Gallup's Job Creation Index, a measure of net hiring as determined by asking full and part-time U.S. workers if their employer is hiring new people and expanding its workforce.

Plain Language Initiative

A recently signed executive order requires all Minnesota state agencies to use plain language, which is defined as a communication that an audience can understand the first time they read or hear it. Read more.

Tax Refund by Direct Deposit

Direct deposit of your tax refund is easy, convenient, safe and secure. No matter how you file your taxes, you can select direct deposit for your refund.  


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