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.


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

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.

New Website Launches

Minnesota has launched a new, online “One-Stop-Shop” that helps seniors, veterans, and all residents access services offered by government and community organizations. Visit to learn more.

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.

Summer Meals for Children

When school is out, kids can get access to the nutritious meals they need through the Summer Food Service Program. Visit the Department of Education's website to find a summer meal program location near you.

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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