October 24, 2014 - ST. PAUL, MN – Today, Governor Mark Dayton signed Emergency Executive Order 14-17, delivering emergency relief from regulations incorporated in Minnesota Statutes, section 221.0314, subdivision 9, pertaining to hours of service for motor carriers and drivers providing direct assistance in emergency relief efforts. The Emergency Executive Order will help increase propane supplies across Minnesota, improving access for farmers during the autumn harvest and enhancing the state’s preparedness for the winter heating season.
October 23, 2014 - October 23, 2014 (St. Paul, MN) – Minnesota Housing announced funding awards of nearly $162 million today that will create and preserve affordable housing across the state. This record level of funding comes just months after the Governor and Legislature approved the largest capital investment for housing in Minnesota Housing history. It will fund 78 rental and homeownership projects for a total of 4,000 housing units through a variety of financing sources.* An additional $20 million, approved in the 2014 bonding bill to repair aging public housing, will be awarded in January, 2015.
October 22, 2014 - ROSEVILLE – A student’s learning does not end at the school bell. Even though a child spends most of their time outside of the classroom, educators can keep students engaged by offering high-quality after-school programs to extend the learning day.
October 21, 2014 - As part of an ongoing effort to provide Minnesotans with information about Ebola and related precautions against the disease, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) today established an Ebola Information Line. The number for the Ebola Information Line is 651-201-3920 or 1-800-657-3903.
October 16, 2014 - ROSEVILLE, Minn. – Today, the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) broke ground on a Corridors of Commerce project at the west end of the Highway 610 corridor in Maple Grove. Work on the $80 million expansion of Highway 610 between Elm Creek Boulevard and Interstate 94 in Maple Grove will begin this fall, with major construction starting next spring. The new highway corridor will support continued economic growth and job creation in the northwest Twin Cities suburbs. The 2.5-mile extension will open to traffic in late 2016.
October 16, 2014 - ST. PAUL, MN – Today’s monthly jobs report from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) showed Minnesota employers added 7,200 new jobs during the month of September. The report also showed Minnesota gained 2,700 more jobs in August than were originally reported. DEED also announced today that Minnesota’s unemployment rate has dropped to 4.1 percent – reaching its lowest level in eight years. It total, Minnesota has added 172,000 new jobs since Governor Dayton took office in January 2011.
October 15, 2014 - ST. PAUL, MN – Thanks in part to additional Local Government Aid in 2013, and a state library construction grant in 2012, the City of Ely was able to build a new public library that is accessible for individuals with disabilities. To celebrate the opening of the new facility, Governor Dayton today traveled to Ely for a dedication ceremony. In 2013, the Governor worked with the Minnesota Legislature to increase aid for cities and counties by $130 million.
October 15, 2014 - CHISHOLM, Minn.— The Central Iron Range Sanitary Sewer District (CIRSSD) Board today hosted a ribbon cutting and open house to commemorate the commissioning of its new $28 million regional wastewater treatment facility serving the cities of Chisholm, Buhl, Kinney and the town of Great Scott. The event was held at the CIRSSD Wastewater Treatment Facility located approximately four miles east of Chisholm.