February 28, 2012 - St. Paul - Governor Mark Dayton today announced the appointment of Edwin Van Petten as Executive Director of the Minnesota State Lottery. Van Petten held the position of Executive Director for the Kansas State Lottery for 11 years.
February 24, 2012 - Today, Governor Mark Dayton announced the members of the Governor’s Task Force on the Prevention of School Bullying. Governor Dayton announced the establishment of this task force on November 29, 2011.
February 23, 2012 - Today, Governor Mark Dayton announced the appointment of Gary M. Hall as a judge on Minnesota’s Workers’ Compensation Court of Appeals. Mr. Hall will be replacing the Honorable William R. Pederson, who retired earlier this year.
February 22, 2012 - Today, Governor Mark Dayton signed HF 1770 into law, requiring teacher candidates to pass a basic skills exam in order to receive a Minnesota teaching license. Current law requires Minnesota colleges and universities that offer a teacher preparation program to provide remedial assistance and academic support to teacher candidates that do not pass the basic skills exam
February 16, 2012 - St. Paul — Today Governor Mark Dayton announced the following appointments to the Board of Accountancy, Board of Cosmetologist Examiners, Board of Podiatric Medicine and the Combative Sports Commission.
February 16, 2012 - Saint Paul – Following Governor Dayton’s State of the State Address, organizations representing working Minnesotans across the state were quick to applaud the Governor’s leadership on jobs.
February 15, 2012 - St. Paul—Today, Governor Mark Dayton delivered his second State of the State address to a Joint Session of the Minnesota Legislature, laying out his vision for a better Minnesota. By stressing the need to make key investments to get Minnesota working again, Governor Dayton outlined a clear vision for future prosperity:
February 14, 2012 - St. Paul — Today Governor Mark Dayton announced the following appointments to the Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board, Capitol Area Architectural and Planning Board, Minnesota Environmental Quality Board, and the Occupational Safety and Health Review Board.
February 14, 2012 - Saint Paul - Today, Governor Mark Dayton again asked businesses throughout Minnesota to take an active role in educating the state's youth by adopting a school. Standing with Minnesota Department of Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius, Governor Dayton launched Minnesota's Adopt-A-School initiative, presenting the first awards to Parasole Restaurant Group, TE Connectivity and Intermediate School District 287.
February 13, 2012 - Saint Paul, MN – The Commission on Judicial Selection announced today that two judgeship vacancies are occurring in Minnesota’s Second Judicial District Court. The appointment of the Honorable Edward J. Cleary to the Minnesota Court of Appeals and the retirement of the Honorable Steven D. Wheeler created these two vacancies.
February 09, 2012 - Today, Governor Mark Dayton announced the appointment of Mary Al Balber to an at-large seat on the Commission on Judicial Selection. Ms. Balber will serve as one of nine At-Large members.
February 09, 2012 - In a major step toward real reform for Minnesota students, Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius joined President Obama and Education Secretary Arne Duncan in Washington today for the announcement that Minnesota will receive a waiver from the requirements of the federal education law commonly known as “No Child Left Behind.”
February 09, 2012 - St. Paul, MN – Today the Minnesota State Employees Combined Charities Campaign presented their 2011 donations in support of Minnesota charities. The donations, totaling $842,639.13, will benefit 39 charitable federations working in communities across the state to support vital health, education, arts, and social service programs.
February 02, 2012 - Today, Governor Mark Dayton announced the appointment of Sarah E. Hennesy as District Court Judge in Minnesota’s Seventh Judicial District. Ms. Hennesy will be replacing the Honorable Steven P. Ruble, who retired at the end of 2011.
February 02, 2012 - St. Paul – Today, Governor Mark Dayton announced that he has asked a group of Minnesota Mayors to advise the administration in their efforts on tax reform. The Tax Reform Advisory Group for Local Government Aid (LGA) will review and discuss policy issues related to Local Government Aid, specifically on how to best pay for local services while holding local property taxes down.
February 02, 2012 - St. Paul— In observance of the 69th anniversary of the tragic sinking of the United States Army transport Dorchester off the coast of Greenland, Governor Mark Dayton will order all U.S. Minnesota flags to be flown at half-staff at all state buildings in the State of Minnesota, from sunrise until sunset on Friday, February 3, 2012.