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.

Heating Assistance

As temperatures drop, Minnesota¹s Energy Assistance Program can help qualifying households keep the heat on this winter. See if you qualify and learn more about the program from the Department of Commerce.

MNsure Open Enrollment

Get health coverage through MNsure during Open Enrollment, starting November 1st. Shop, compare, learn more about plan options, and check whether you are eligible for financial assistance.

Deer Hunting Licenses On Sale Now

Deer hunting season opens Saturday, November 7th in Minnesota. Buy your license now and be ready to hunt when the season opens.

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.

Visit a State Park for Fun and Adventure

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.

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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