September 13, 2013 - ST. PAUL, MN – Today in a letter to the Governor, Court of Appeals Judge Matthew Johnson announced that he will not seek reappointment as Chief Judge of the Minnesota Court of Appeals when his term ends on October 31, 2013. Judge Johnson will continue his service on the Minnesota Court of Appeals. Following the news of Judge Johnson’s decision, Governor Mark Dayton issued the following statement.
September 13, 2013 - ST. PAUL, MN – Joined by Governor Mark Dayton today at the Minnesota State Capitol, Taiwanese trade officials and business leaders signed letters of intent to purchase billions of dollars of agricultural products from farmers in Minnesota and other Midwestern states over the next two years. The Taiwanese delegation plans to purchase up to $3.5 billion of American corn and soybeans in 2014 and 2015. Taiwan is Minnesota’s sixth-largest export market, and a key trading partner for the state’s corn and soybean growers.
September 10, 2013 - ST. PAUL, MN – In observance of the twelfth anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, Governor Mark Dayton has ordered all United States flags and Minnesota flags be flown at half-staff at all state and federal buildings in the State of Minnesota, from sunrise until sunset, on Wednesday, September 11, 2013. Individuals, businesses and other organizations are also encouraged to lower their flags in observance of the anniversary on Wednesday, September 11, 2013.
September 10, 2013 - ST. PAUL, MN – At a groundbreaking ceremony today, Governor Mark Dayton, Mayor Brad Tabke, other state and local officials, and executives of Shutterfly, Inc. got a picture of what a new 217,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility will look like in Shakopee. The company, based in San Francisco, is expanding its operations to include a manufacturing facility in Minnesota, creating hundreds of new full- and part-time jobs in the state.
September 09, 2013 - ST. PAUL, MN –The Commission on Judicial Selection announced today that a judgeship vacancy is occurring in Minnesota’s Second Judicial District Court. The Honorable Kathleen R. Gearin has retired, leaving a vacancy to be chambered at St. Paul in Ramsey County in the Second Judicial District.
September 09, 2013 - ST. PAUL, MN – Today, in a special session, members of the Minnesota Legislature worked together to deliver disaster relief for twenty Minnesota counties that recently sustained widespread damage caused by severe weather. Governor Mark Dayton signed the disaster aid bill into law this afternoon, providing over $4.7 million in state assistance to communities impacted by strong storms, flooding, and a spring ice storm that caused millions of dollars in damage in southwestern Minnesota.
September 09, 2013 - Governor Mark Dayton announced the appointment of Elise Ristau as a State University Student Member on the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System Board of Trustees. Ms. Ristau will be replacing Brett Anderson. Her term will be effective on September 11, 2013 and run through June 30, 2015.