December 10, 2014 - ST. PAUL, MN – More than 50 state employees, who worked on ten different reform projects, were honored yesterday for their efforts to improve state government. These initiatives were selected for making government work better for Minnesotans, while also saving time and taxpayer dollars. As part of Governor Dayton’s ongoing initiative to make government work better for Minnesotans, state agencies have been asked to find innovative ways to deliver better services and implement efficiencies.
December 10, 2014 - ST. PAUL, MN – Today, Minnesota Management and Budget Commissioner Jim Schowalter announced he has accepted a new position outside the Administration. Following this news, Governor Dayton announced that Minnesota Department of Revenue Commissioner Myron Frans has been chosen to lead the agency. Revenue Deputy Commissioner Cynthia Bauerly will join Governor Dayton’s cabinet as Commissioner of Revenue.
December 02, 2014 - ST. PAUL, MN – Today, Carolyn Parnell announced that she will resign her post as the state’s Chief Information Officer and Commissioner of MN.IT Services. Following today’s news, Governor Mark Dayton thanked Commissioner Parnell for her service and announced that his office will immediately begin accepting applications to fill her vacancy.
November 24, 2014 - ST. PAUL, MN – At a news conference this morning, Governor Mark Dayton announced that he will appoint Lee Sheehy to continue as Chair of the Minnesota Commission on Judicial Selection. Mr. Sheehy has held the post since his appointment by the Governor in 2011. Over the last four years, Sheehy and the Minnesota Commission on Judicial Selection have helped interview and recommend judicial candidates for 86 District Court, Appellate Court, and Supreme Court appointments.
November 24, 2014 - ST. PAUL, MN – The 2014 Holiday Season at the Minnesota Governor’s Residence will kick-off on Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014. The Residence will be open for public tours on December 2, 9 and 16 from 1:00 to 3:00pm. No reservations are required and tours will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. The Residence is a collection site for Second Harvest Heartland, the Midwest’s largest hunger relief program, and will be accepting donations of non-perishable food items throughout the Holiday Season.
November 24, 2014 - Thanksgiving Week got underway today at the Minnesota State Capitol. This morning, Governor Mark Dayton was joined by Agriculture Commissioner Dave Frederickson, Minnesota Turkey Growers Association President John Gorton, and Colleen Moriarty of Hunger Solutions Minnesota to bring in the week’s festivities. A Minnesota-grown turkey was also on-hand for the occasion.
November 21, 2014 - ST. PAUL, MN – Governor Mark Dayton today honored three high school student athletes for their outstanding sportswomanship at the Girls Class A State Cross Country Running Championship in early November.