June 30, 2014 - ST. PAUL, MN – Today Governor Mark Dayton announced the reappointment of Robert Meyer to the Board of School Administrators. Mr. Meyer will have a term that begins on June 30, 2014 and extends through January 1, 2018.
June 30, 2014 - Providers that serve people with disabilities and older Minnesotans in their homes and other community settings will receive a 5 percent rate increase, effective July 1. The increase, proposed by Gov. Mark Dayton and enacted by the Minnesota Legislature, will infuse an additional $80 million into home care services this fiscal year.
June 30, 2014 - ST. PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota’s Corridors of Commerce program kicked into high gear today with the groundbreaking of its first project, a $28.3 million expansion of Interstate 94 that will reduce congestion over the Crow River between the cities of Rogers and St. Michael.
June 26, 2014 - Today Governor Mark Dayton announced the following appointments to the Board of Architecture, Engineering, Land Surveying, Landscape Architecture, Geoscience, and Interior Design, the Board of Firefighter Training and Education, the Board of School Administrators, the Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources, the Minnesota Amateur Sports Commission, the Occupational Health and Safety Review Board, and the Petroleum Tank Release Compensation Fund.
June 25, 2014 - 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 Fifth Judicial District. This vacancy was created upon the retirement of the Honorable Linda S. Titus. Judge Titus’ seat will be chambered at Jackson in Jackson County.
June 24, 2014 - Today Governor Mark Dayton announced the following appointments to the Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy, the Council on Black Minnesotans, the Council on Disability, the Emergency Medical Services Regulatory Board, the Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities, the Minnesota Board of Social Work, the Minnesota Rural Finance Authority, and the Area One Potato Washers Research and Promotion Council.
June 24, 2014 - ST. PAUL, MN – Yesterday afternoon, Governor Mark Dayton and Minnesota’s Executive Council voted unanimously to extend Executive Order 14-11 for a period of 30 days. The Executive Order – which was issued by Governor Dayton on June 19 in response to widespread flooding across Minnesota – declares a Peacetime State of Emergency in 35 counties. Based on the Executive Council’s actions this afternoon, the State of Emergency will remain in effect until Tuesday, July 22.
June 24, 2014 - RED WING – Capital Safety, a global provider of fall protection equipment for workers in construction, oil and gas, utilities and other industries, today announced a 60,000-square- foot expansion project that will create 100 jobs at its operations in Red Wing.
June 23, 2014 - ST. PAUL, MN – AmeriCorps members make an important difference in communities across Minnesota – helping children learn and thrive, building homes, and improving our environment. And today, nearly than 1,800 AmeriCorps members across the state received $19.6 million in new funding to continue those important service activities statewide.
June 19, 2014 - ST. PAUL — Gov. Mark Dayton today declared a State of Emergency in 35 Minnesota counties following recent storms and flooding. The Executive Order makes a wide range of state resources available and engages state agencies in response efforts.
June 19, 2014 - Efforts among many Minnesotans to help older adults and people with disabilities live at home and receive high-quality services positioned the state to rank first again on a national scorecard. Minnesota was named number one among states today on the 2014 State Long Term Services and Support Scorecard, sponsored by the AARP, The Commonwealth Fund and The Scan Foundation. Gov. Mark Dayton applauded the news.
June 17, 2014 - ST. PAUL, MN – Today, Governor Mark Dayton, Mayor Don Ness, local officials, and area business leaders broke ground on a new $70 million office tower in downtown Duluth. The project, which will serve as the corporate headquarters for maurices – a Duluth-based international retail company – will create and retain 900 jobs and leverage $50 million in private investment. When complete, the 11-story office tower will house hundreds of maurices employees and represent the largest commercial development project in the history of downtown Duluth.
June 17, 2014 - The Commission on Judicial Selection announced today it is recommending six candidates to Governor Mark Dayton for consideration to fill the four current vacancies in Minnesota’s Fourth Judicial District. These vacancies were created upon the appointment of the Honorable Denise D. Reilly to the Minnesota Court of Appeals and the retirements of the Honorable Ann L. Alton, the Honorable Mary S. DuFresne, and the Honorable Mark S. Wernick. These district court judgeships will be chambered at Minneapolis in Hennepin County in the Fourth Judicial District.
June 16, 2014 - ST. PAUL, MN – This afternoon, Governor Mark Dayton hosted a conference call with local leaders in Luverne and Edgerton, following severe weather that caused flooding in the region over the weekend. The following individuals participated in this afternoon’s call.
June 16, 2014 - NEW BRIGHTON – Medical device manufacturer Cardiovascular Systems Inc. announced plans today to build a $30 million headquarters in New Brighton and to expand its workforce with 205 new, high-paying jobs within two years.
June 13, 2014 - Today Governor Mark Dayton announced the following appointments to the Board of Animal Health, Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training, Minnesota Housing Finance Agency, and the State Guardian Ad Litem Board.
June 13, 2014 - ST. PAUL, MN – Today, overlooking beautiful Fountain Lake in Albert Lea, Governor Dayton was joined legislators, community members, and advocates for a ceremonial signing of the 2014 Jobs Bill. The legislation, signed into law by Governor Dayton last month, invested $7.5 million in environmental improvements for Fountain Lake aimed at improving water quality, fishing, and recreational opportunities.
June 13, 2014 - ST. PAUL, MN – The expansion of Rochester’s Mayo Civic Center has been eight years in the making. And thanks to the Jobs Bill passed by the Legislature and signed into law by Governor Mark Dayton last month, the project is finally on track to be completed. The Jobs Bill enacted this session provided $35 million to complete the remaining work on the project. The Civic Center expansion is expected to create more than 1,000 new jobs, including 700 construction jobs and 300 permanent positions. In the decade after the project is completed, the expanded Mayo Civic Center will add an estimated $370 million to the Rochester Area economy.
June 13, 2014 - 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 Gail Chang Bohr. Judge Bohr’s seat will be chambered at St. Paul in Ramsey County.
June 11, 2014 - U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar today led a meeting with Governor Mark Dayton, Senator Al Franken, Representatives Collin Peterson and Tim Walz, and Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell to continue pressing the Administration to complete the Lewis and Clark Regional Water System (LCRWS). During the meeting, the lawmakers and Governor Dayton highlighted the need for the Administration to make good on its commitment and provide the funding necessary to connect Minnesota communities in need of water. Minnesota recently approved $22 million in state money to complete the first phase of the project, but additional funds are still needed to see the project through.
June 11, 2014 - Today Governor Mark Dayton announced the following appointments to the Board of Marriage and Family Therapy, Council on Asian Pacific Minnesotans, and the Governor’s Workforce Development Council.
June 11, 2014 - ST. PAUL, MN – Today, the University of Minnesota released a new study showing that 180,500 Minnesotans have gained access to quality, affordable health insurance. Minnesota’s uninsured rate fell by 41%, thanks in large part to the implementation of new health reforms. The following is a statement from Governor Mark Dayton.
June 11, 2014 - ST. PAUL, MN – Today, Governor Mark Dayton issued Executive Order 14-10, directing the Minnesota Department of Military Affairs to provide personnel and equipment for Prairie Island Nuclear Generating Plant safety exercises and related activities.
June 10, 2014 - Today Governor Mark Dayton announced the following appointments to the Duluth Entertainment and Convention Center, the Minnesota Zoological Board, the Public Employees Retirement Association.
June 10, 2014 - ST. PAUL, MN – Governor Mark Dayton today helped celebrate a landmark achievement for tens of thousands of health care professionals who provide in-home care for nearly 109,000 Minnesota seniors and people with disabilities. During the 2014 Legislative Session, Governor Dayton and the Legislature enacted a 5% increase in reimbursement rates for home care workers, on top of a 1% increase enacted last year. Before these increases, the 86,500 Minnesota health care professionals who provide high-quality care for our parents, grandparents, and family members had not received a wage increase since 2009.
June 05, 2014 - ST. PAUL, MN – The expansion of St. Cloud’s River’s Edge Convention Center has been fourteen years in the making. But thanks to the Jobs Bill passed by the Legislature and signed into law by Governor Mark Dayton two weeks ago, the project is finally on track to be completed. The Jobs Bill enacted this session will provide $11.6 million in state funding to complete the remaining work on the project. When completed, the Convention Center expansion will lead to the creation of an estimated 270 new jobs, and produce an additional $20 million in economic output for the St. Cloud area per year.
June 04, 2014 - The Commission on Judicial Selection announced today it is recommending five candidates to Governor Mark Dayton for consideration to fill the three current vacancies in Minnesota’s First Judicial District. These vacancies were created upon the retirements of the Honorable Thomas G. McCarthy, the Honorable Richard C. Perkins, and the Honorable Richard G. Spicer. Judge McCarthy’s seat will be chambered at Gaylord in Sibley County, Judge Perkins’ seat will be chambered at Chaska in Carver County, and Judge Spicer’s seat will be chambered at Hastings in Dakota County.
June 04, 2014 - MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL – Governor Mark Dayton is scheduled to attend the Minnesota State High School Clay Target League’s 2014 Championship for the opening ceremonies on Friday, June 6, 2014 at 8 a.m. at the Alexandria Shooting Park in Alexandria, Minnesota.
June 04, 2014 - ST. PAUL, MN – All Minnesota students should have access to a healthy meal. And thanks to a bill signed into law by Governor Mark Dayton two weeks ago, more than 125,000 students across Minnesota will have access to healthy lunches and breakfasts in school. The legislation (Chapter 312, HF3172) invested $4 million in school lunch and breakfast programs statewide.
June 03, 2014 - ST. PAUL, MN – On the heels of Minnesota securing the 2018 Super Bowl, Governor Mark Dayton today announced an organized campaign to bring the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Final Four men’s basketball tournament to Minnesota. The bid announced today (for tournament years 2017-2020) would bring one of the nation’s most-watched collegiate tournaments to the new Minnesota Multi-Purpose Stadium in Minneapolis.