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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.


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

New MinnesotaHelp.info website launches

Minnesota offers more than 10,000 agencies that provide help for residents. Now, you can navigate them all from one website: www.minnesotahelp.info. Visit the site to learn more. 

MN Unemployment Rate

Minnesota’s unemployment rate held steady at 3.7 percent for the eighth consecutive month in March on a seasonally adjusted basis. Learn more about current employment statistics. 

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.

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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