September 24, 2014 - ST. PAUL, MN – Governor Mark Dayton today announced that the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs (MDVA) will receive two federal grants totaling $36 million for the expansion, modernization, and improvement of four Minnesota veterans’ homes. These new grants will help expand the capacity of the State Veterans Homes, and improve the quality of life enjoyed by Minnesota’s veterans.
September 24, 2014 - Governor Mark Dayton today reached out to 300 communities located along railway routes in Minnesota, asking how increased rail traffic and the volatility of oil shipments are impacting local budgets and the quality of life enjoyed by area residents.
September 24, 2014 - ST. PAUL, MN –The Commission on Judicial Selection announced today that a judgeship vacancy is occurring in Minnesota’s Fourth Judicial District Court. This vacancy was created upon the retirement of the Honorable Marilyn B. Rosenbaum, and will be chambered at Minneapolis in Hennepin County.
September 22, 2014 - ST. PAUL, MN – Governor Mark Dayton today took a series of executive actions to protect children in Minnesota from the threat of abuse and neglect. These efforts include both immediate changes to the child protection system, and the establishment of a new Governor’s Task Force on the Protection of Children. The Task Force, appointed by the Governor, will make specific recommendations for comprehensive improvements to the child protection system in the upcoming 2015 Legislative Session.
September 19, 2014 - ST. PAUL – The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) awarded four grants and one loan for redevelopment projects in Minnesota that are expected to create or retain more than 5,700 jobs.
September 19, 2014 - Governor Mark Dayton visited Roseau today to participate in Polaris Industries’ 60th Anniversary celebration. During the anniversary festivities, the Governor congratulated Polaris on their continued growth and wished the homegrown company success into the future.
September 18, 2014 - ST. PAUL, MN – With thousands of students across the state returning to school this month, Governor Dayton visited Brainerd today, meeting with kindergarten students and teachers at Garfield Elementary.
September 18, 2014 - Paul Bunyan Communications announced today that it is launching the GigaZone, their new advanced regional Gigabit fiber network that will be one of the largest Gigabit networks in the country.