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Governor Mark Dayton

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


Winter in Minnesota

If the weather outside is frightful, here's how to stay warm and safe inside.   If you do need to travel on the roads, here are winter driving tips from the Dept. of Public Safety, and workzone driving tips from MN DOT.   511 Traveler Information will give you current road conditions any time of year.

Tired of the cold? Embrace winter and have fun! 

Wilderness Act

2014 marks the 50th anniversary of the landmark Wilderness Act. The 1964 Wilderness Act created the National Wilderness Preservation System, which protects nearly 110 million acres of wilderness areas from coast to coast, including Minnesota's own Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.

Photo courtesy  McGhiever

Black History Month

Black History Month honors the contributions of African Americans to United States history. Find local events that celebrate the 2015 theme "A Century of Black Life, History, and Culture."

Geo:Code on February 21-22

Join geographers, technology developers and Hennepin County community members to build apps, websites or other technologies that improve county services, give residents greater access to government data and make a difference in our communities. Interested? Learn more and register now for Geo:Code

MN Unemployment Rate

Minnesota's unemployment rate has dropped to 3.9%, its lowest since 2006.
The addition of 28,300 jobs in three months is nearly record breaking. 

DNR and Benefits for Vets

The MN DNR has been awarded a Yellow Ribbon by Gov. Mark Dayton - for their exceptional caring, commitment and compassion for military members and families.  See the benefits Veterans receive.

Ebola Preparedness and Response

Minnesota state agencies are working together to ensure strong protections are in place to help prevent Ebola from entering Minnesota. 

College and Tech school

Minnesota High School students agonizing over college and technical school choices can now look at data to see which academic programs have higher placement rates and income of recent graduates. Check out the app at Minnesota DEED. 

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