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For the latest news and information relating to the work of the Minnesota Department of Admin, see the news release listing below. Past news releases can be accessed using the archive links at right.

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  • State of Minnesota Seeks Chief Procurement Officer
    April 22, 2015 - Minnesota’s Chief Procurement Officer (CPO) is responsible for directing the state’s public procurement efforts, which exceed $4 billion annually. This includes state executive branch purchasing, as well as cooperative purchasing contracts managed on behalf of Minnesota’s local units of government and customers from government organizations across the country.
  • Quadriga Charioteer Returns to the Capitol Next Wednesday
    April 21, 2015 - The charioteer figure, Prosperity, who guides the golden horses on the Minnesota State Capitol building’s Quadriga statue will return to his home atop the building next Wednesday, April 29. The figure will be harnessed and hoisted into place by a crane.
  • Exterior Lights of State Capitol Darkened for Earth Hour
    March 27, 2015 - The exterior lights of the Minnesota State Capitol Building will be darkened tomorrow, Saturday March 28 from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. as part of the City of Saint Paul’s recognition of Earth Hour.
  • The 2015 State Surplus Property Auction Season Begins this Weekend
    March 24, 2015 - Members of the public are invited to bid on a variety of surplus goods at a State of Minnesota auction taking place on Saturday, March 28 in Arden Hills. The auction will include approximately 125 cars and trucks, trailers, bikes, auto equipment, a tractor, a skid steer, property room items, and much more.
  • Admin Accepting Applications for School Trust Lands Director
    February 20, 2015 - Commissioner Matt Massman announced that the Department of Administration is taking applications for the state’s first School Trust Lands Director. The director will advise the Governor, Legislature, and Department of Natural Resources on the management of the school trust lands.
  • Admin Announces Local Public Radio Grant Awards for Projects Promoting Minnesota’s Cultural Heritage
    February 20, 2015 - Commissioner Matt Massman announced today the award of four grants to local public radio stations. The $94,894 in grants were competitively awarded to create and produce six radio projects related to Minnesota’s cultural heritage.
  • Department of Administration Seeks Executive Assistant to the Commissioner
    February 18, 2015 - The Minnesota Department of Administration is hiring an Executive Assistant to manage the Commissioner’s Office. The successful candidate will be a talented individual who is resourceful and comfortable in a fast-paced environment interacting with senior state officials, the media, the public, interest groups, and agency staff.
  • State Demographic Center Highlights Important Migration Trends
    January 26, 2015 - The Minnesota State Demographic Center (SDC) released its latest annual report today, titled “Minnesota On The Move: Migration Patterns and Implications.” The report examines statewide migration patterns and emphasizes the important role they will play in Minnesota’s future, as the impacts of an aging population draw ever closer.
  • Change in State Purchasing Policy Creates More Opportunities for Veteran, Minority, and Woman-Owned Small Businesses
    January 20, 2015 - The Minnesota Department of Administration announced today that it will enhance the ability of certain small businesses to compete for state contracts. Starting February 1, when small businesses owned by women, minorities, people with physical disabilities, or veterans bid for state contracts, existing preferences will apply to a larger portion of the contract’s value. This increase also applies to small businesses located in economically disadvantaged areas of the state.
  • Last State Surplus Auction of 2014 Season Takes Place This Weekend in Grand Rapids
    December 02, 2014 - Members of the public are invited to bid on a variety of surplus goods at a State of Minnesota auction taking place on Saturday, December 6 in Grand Rapids. The auction will include approximately 80 cars and trucks, plus ATVs, snowmobiles, plow trucks, tractors, trailers, skidsteers, loaders and backhoes, boat, motor and trailer packages, automotive shop equipment, and more.
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