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.
November 19, 2014 - ST. PAUL, MN – Today, Susan Haigh announced that she will resign her post as Chair of the Metropolitan Council to focus her energies on her full-time position as President and CEO of Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity. Following today’s news, Governor Mark Dayton thanked Chair Haigh for her service and announced that his office will immediately begin accepting applications to fill her vacancy as Metropolitan Council Chair.
November 17, 2014 - ST. PAUL, MN – Governor Mark Dayton today announced that the Office of the Governor is accepting applications to serve as Commissioner of the Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board (IRRRB). The commissioner must lead the Board in its important mission to diversify and improve the economy of the Iron Range.
November 16, 2014 - ST. PAUL, MN –Governor Mark Dayton released the following statement this evening on the announcement that the Secretary of Defense has ordered nearly 700 Minnesota Army National Guard Soldiers from the Rosemount-based 34th Red Bull Infantry Division to be mobilized to West Africa to support Operation United Assistance.
November 07, 2014 - The following is a statement from Governor Mark Dayton. “I congratulate the next Speaker of the House Kurt Daudt, Majority Leader Joyce Peppin, and Minority Leader Paul Thissen, who have been chosen by their colleagues to lead the work of the Minnesota House of Representatives during the next legislative session. I look forward to working with them, along with Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk, Assistant Majority Leader Katie Sieben, and Senate Minority Leader David Hann, when the new legislature convenes in January. If we work together, we can continue to build a better Minnesota.”
November 07, 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 Fourth Judicial District. This vacancy was created upon the retirement of the Honorable Marilyn B. Rosenbaum, and will be chambered at Minneapolis in Hennepin County.
November 06, 2014 - ST. PAUL, MN – Today, Tony Sertich, Commissioner of the Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board (IRRRB), announced that he has taken a new position outside the administration. Following this morning’s announcement, Governor Mark Dayton released the following statement: