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.
May 29, 2014 - ST. PAUL, MN – This afternoon, Governor Mark Dayton participated in a groundbreaking event at Northern Stacks, a 122 acre commercial redevelopment site in Fridley, Minnesota. The new development will provide for up to 1.75 million square feet of customized industrial, office, and corporate headquarters facilities.
May 29, 2014 - MINNEAPOLIS (May 29, 2014) – Military veterans and their families struggling with homelessness will have access to new housing and resources to help end the cycle of homelessness, as construction is now underway for a new, 58-unit affordable-housing community at historic Fort Snelling.