April 30, 2013 - Today, Governor Mark Dayton announced the appointment of a seven-member board responsible for managing and operating MNsure – a new health insurance marketplace where Minnesotans can choose quality, affordable health insurance. The board, which was established by law earlier this legislative session, was chosen through the state’s open appointments process from a pool of 112 candidates. Board members will serve staggered four-year terms. With the exception of the Commissioner of Human Services, all members are limited to two terms of service.
April 29, 2013 - Today, Governor Mark Dayton signed three bills into law: Chapter 26, Senate File 359: Relating to state government; designating the month of April as Genocide Awareness and Prevention Month; and Chapter 27, House File 748: Relating to employment; modifying prompt payment of wages requirements; modifying penalties; and Chapter 28, House File 283: Relating to evidence; limiting availability of certain evidence arising from a collaborative law process.
April 26, 2013 - Today, Governor Mark Dayton signed a letter to President Obama requesting the President declare a major disaster for the State of Minnesota as a result of a winter storm beginning April 9th and concluding April 11th.
April 25, 2013 - Today, Governor Mark Dayton signed two bills into law: Chapter 24, House File 369: Relating to community property; adopting the Uniform Community Property Rights at Death Act. This bill passed with broad bipartisan support; and Chapter 25, Senate File 953: Relating to health; modifying a social work licensure provision. This bill passed the State House and Senate unanimously.
April 25, 2013 - ST. PAUL, MN – Today, Governor Mark Dayton announced the appointment of Mr. Robert J. Raupp as District Court Judge in Minnesota’s Seventh Judicial District. Mr. Raupp will be replacing the Honorable James W. Hoolihan, who has retired. The judgeship will be chambered at Foley in Benton County.
April 25, 2013 - ST. PAUL, MN – Over the last several weeks, more than 1,000 Minnesotans gathered at town hall meetings hosted by Governor Mark Dayton in Duluth, Moorhead, St. Cloud, Rochester, Mankato, and Virginia. The Governor’s ‘Meetings with Mark’ are an effort to engage Minnesotans in personal conversations about his proposed investments in education, job creation, and improving the lives of middle-class families. Another Meeting with Mark has been scheduled for next week in Shakopee.
April 23, 2013 - ST. PAUL, MN – Today, Governor Mark Dayton announced the appointments of Jana M. Austad, Anne M. Rasmusson, and Judge Korey Wahwassuck as District Court Judges in Minnesota’s Ninth Judicial District. Judge John R. Hawkinson will be replaced by Judge Wahwassuck, who will be chambered at Grand Rapids in Itasca County. Judge Michael J. Kraker will be replaced by Ms. Rasmusson, who will be chambered at Mahnomen in Mahnomen County. Judge John P. Smith will be replaced by Ms. Austad, who will be chambered at Walker in Cass County. These vacancies were created by the retirements of Judge Hawkinson and Judge Kraker, and the appointment of Judge Smith to the Minnesota Court of Appeals.
April 22, 2013 - Saint Paul, MN – The Commission on Judicial Selection announced today that a judgeship vacancy is occurring in Minnesota’s Second Judicial District Court. The Honorable J. Thomas Mott has retired, leaving a vacancy to be chambered at St. Paul in Ramsey County in the Second Judicial District.