October 29, 2013 - WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Midwestern Governors Association (MGA) recently sent President Obama a letter asking that he designate the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service as the singular, lead federal agency for U.S. efforts to combat invasive species.
October 23, 2013 - ST. PAUL, MN – Today, Governor Mark Dayton issued Emergency Executive Order 13-11, declaring a state of emergency in Minnesota due to the late maturing of the corn crop across the upper Midwest. Effective immediately, motor carriers and drivers transporting propane and anhydrous ammonia to affected areas of the state and providing direct assistance for emergency relief efforts, are exempted from regulations pertaining to hours of service.
October 23, 2013 - ST. 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 in Minnesota’s Second Judicial District. This vacancy was created upon the retirement of the Honorable Kathleen R. Gearin. This district court judgeship will be chambered at Saint Paul in Ramsey County in the Second Judicial District.
October 23, 2013 - ST. PAUL, MN – On Thursday, October 24, Lt. Governor Yvonne Prettner Solon is serving breakfast at Piedmont Elementary School in Duluth to raise awareness of child hunger and its impact on education. The Lt. Governor will be joined by Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius, Duluth Schools Superintendent Bill Gronseth, Piedmont Principal Becky Gerdes, Lisa McCann of the Midwest Dairy Council, and Ellie Lucas of Hunger Free Minnesota.
October 21, 2013 - The Executive Council will hold a special meeting on Friday, October 25, 2013 at 9:00am in Room 318 of the State Capitol, 75 Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Drive, St. Paul, MN 55155. The purpose of the meeting is to consider the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources' request to approve issuance of 31 non-ferrous metallic mineral leases as authorized under Minnesota Statutes, section 93.25, subdivision 2.
October 21, 2013 - ST. PAUL, MN – Today, Governor Mark Dayton issued a proclamation declaring the week of October 20, 2013, to be “Minnesota Manufacturers Week” – highlighting the importance of an industry that employs one out of every nine workers in Minnesota. The annual event is designed to educate the public about the role manufacturing plays in the state’s economy, and to highlight opportunities for employment in the industry.
October 19, 2013 - ST. PAUL, MN – From a tuition freeze at all state colleges and universities, to significant increases in direct financial aid, students across Minnesota are benefitting from historic new investments in higher education. During the last legislative session, Governor Mark Dayton and the DFL Legislature reversed years of of deep cuts, investing $250 million in initiatives to make postsecondary education more accessible and affordable.
October 17, 2013 - ST. PAUL, MN –The Commission on Judicial Selection announced today that two judgeship vacancies are occurring in Minnesota’s Seventh Judicial District Court. These vacancies were created upon the retirement of the Honorable Peter M. Irvine and the resignation of the Honorable Lisa N. Borgen. Judge Irvine’s seat will be chambered at Long Prairie in Todd County and Judge Borgen’s seat will be chambered at Moorhead in Clay County.