February 21, 2014 - The Commission on Judicial Selection announced today that two judgeship vacancies are occurring in Minnesota’s Sixth Judicial District Court. These vacancies were created upon the retirements of the Honorable Heather L. Sweetland and the Honorable Dale A. Wolf. Judge Sweetland’s seat will be chambered at Duluth in St. Louis County and Judge Wolf’s seat will be chambered at Carlton in Carlton County.
February 21, 2014 - Following a major winter storm, Governor Mark Dayton has issued Emergency Executive Order 14-06. The Executive Order directs the Minnesota National Guard to assist stranded motorists in affected counties across Minnesota.
February 18, 2014 - ST. PAUL, MN – Minnesota’s public employees are active members of their communities – raising hundreds of thousands of dollars for worthy causes across the state. This year, state employees raised more than $896,000 for charitable organizations in Minnesota.
February 11, 2014 - Today, Governor Mark Dayton proposed providing additional funding in the upcoming legislative session to ensure that every child has access to a nutritious lunch in Minnesota schools. A new report released this week by Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid revealed that 46 Minnesota school districts have policies that deny students access to a nutritious lunch, if those students do not have sufficient funds to pay for their meal. According to the survey, more than half of all Minnesota school districts provide low-income students alternative meals, such as a cold cheese sandwich, when they are unable to pay the 40 cents required for a reduced-price hot lunch.
February 11, 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 Ninth Judicial District. This vacancy was created upon the resignation of the Honorable Donald J. Aandal. This district court judgeship will be chambered at Warren in Marshall County in the Ninth Judicial District.
February 11, 2014 - The Commission on Judicial Selection announced today it is recommending four candidates to Governor Mark Dayton for consideration to fill two at-large vacancies on the Minnesota Court of Appeals. These vacancies will occur upon the retirements of the Honorable Thomas J. Kalitowski and the Honorable Terri J. Stoneburner.
February 10, 2014 - This year marks Bob McDonald’s 59th season as a beloved basketball coach in Minnesota. To honor Bob McDonald as a legend and icon in his community and across the state for his accomplishments as both a player and a coach, Governor Mark Dayton has proclaimed February 11, 2014, to be “Bob McDonald Day” in the State of Minnesota.