July 03, 2012 - At a meeting of the National Education Association’s Representative Assembly today in Washington, D.C., NEA President Dennis Van Roekel announced that Governor Mark Dayton is this year’s recipient of the America’s Greatest Education Governor Award. The annual award recognizes and honors governors who have made major, state-level education strides that improve public schools.
June 28, 2012 - Today, Human Services Commissioner Lucinda Jesson, Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman, and Health Commissioner Ed Ehlinger released the following statement on the Supreme Court ruling to uphold the Affordable Care Act.
June 27, 2012 - Today, Governor Mark Dayton announced the appointment of the Honorable Michael L. Kirk as the new judge for the Seventh Congressional District seat on the Minnesota Court of Appeals. This vacancy was created by the upcoming mandatory retirement of Judge Roger M. Klaphake.
June 26, 2012 - Saint Paul, MN – The Commission on Judicial Selection announced today it is recommending three candidates to Governor Mark Dayton for consideration to fill the current vacancy occurring in Minnesota’s Seventh Judicial District. This vacancy was created upon the retirement of the Honorable Skipper J. Pearson. The district court judgeship will be chambered at Milaca in Mille Lacs County in the Seventh Judicial District.
June 26, 2012 - ST. PAUL, Minn. – Today, Governor Mark Dayton announced a three-phase safety strategy for a troubled stretch of U.S. Highway 14 in south central Minnesota. The strategy includes immediate action to improve safety and a commitment by MnDOT to expand the highway to four lanes from North Mankato to Nicollet.
June 25, 2012 - St. Paul—Today Governor Mark Dayton announced the following appointments to the Agricultural Chemical Response Compensation Board, Board of Examiners for Nursing Home Administrators, Board of Medical Practice, Board of Nursing, Board of Psychology, Board of the Perpich Center for Arts Education, Commission of Deaf, DeafBlind and Hard-of-Hearing Minnesotans, Council on Asian Pacific Minnesotans, Council on Black Minnesotans, Explore Minnesota Tourism Council, Minnesota Assistive Technology Advisory Council, Minnesota State High School League Board of Directors, Minnesota Zoological Board, Pollution Control Agency Citizens’ Board, State Advisory Council on Mental Health, State Board of Public Defense, and the Statewide Independent Living Council.
June 25, 2012 - Governor Mark Dayton has issued Emergency Executive Order 12-10 in response to an apartment fire in the City of Marshall, which displaced about 19 residents. The Emergency Executive Order directs the Minnesota National Guard to support the Red Cross sheltering operations for displaced residents staying at the National Guard Armory in Marshall.