Governor Mark Dayton and
Lt. Governor Tina Smith

Visit the home page of Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton and Lt. Governor Tina Smith for the latest news, appointments, blog updates, and more.


Are you ready for severe weather?

Storms, including tornadoes, high winds, hail, lightning or excessive precipitation, are the most common types of severe weather in Minnesota. 

Visit the Homeland Security and Emergency Management website for information everyone can use to stay safe and protect themselves and their homes whenever severe weather threatens.

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Only in Minnesota 

From bustling downtowns to untouched wilderness, pine forests to bluff country, and historic landmarks to modern-day attractions, Minnesota is incredibly diverse. If you’re looking for arts and culture, you’ll find it here. Places to reconnect with family and friends, we’ve got those, too. So what is it that makes this state so unique? Visit to discover what can be found only in Minnesota.

Fall Color Finder

There's a nip in the air and that means autumn is just around the corner. Learn when and where fall colors will be at their peak with the Department of Natural Resources' Fall Color Finder for desktop and mobile users. Sign up for weekly email updates on parks that have reached 50% or more of full color.

Minnesota: The Best State for Business

Minnesota is America’s Top State for Business in 2015, according to a new report released by CNBC. Minnesota moved into the top spot this year, after placing 6th in 2014, and 15th in 2013.

Back-to-School Insurance Tips for College Students

Heading off to college this fall? These simple insurance tips from the Minnesota Department of Commerce will help college students and their parents review their insurance coverage needs before classes get underway.

Visit a State Park

Find fun and adventure for the whole family in Minnesota's state parks and recreation areas! Find maps, make camping reservations, and explore things to do in our state parks.

Made in Minnesota

"Minnesota Made" is a magazine published by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture that features stories about the state’s top crops, livestock, agribusiness, tourism, food safety and local products.

Be Prepared for Severe Weather

Are you ready for severe weather? Learn more about how to make and practice your emergency plan and build an emergency kit.

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