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Governor Dayton Authorizes State Disaster Assistance for Lac qui Parle and Marshall Counties

ST. PAUL, MN – Governor Mark Dayton today authorized the use of funds from the State Disaster Assistance Contingency Account for emergency relief in Lac qui Parle County and Marshall County. Areas of each county experienced significant damage to public properties caused by severe spring flooding brought on by melting …

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Governor Dayton Authorizes Emergency Building Inspectors to Assist U.S. Virgin Islands with Ongoing Hurricane Rebuilding

ST. PAUL, MN – Governor Mark Dayton today authorized a team of 11 Minnesota building officials to head to the U.S. Virgin Islands, and aid in ongoing reconstruction following Hurricanes Irma and Maria last September.

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MnDOT awards three additional Corridors of Commerce projects

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Minnesota Department of Transportation today announced three additional Corridors of Commerce projects, valued at over $400 million. The projects were funded by Gov. Mark Dayton and the Minnesota Legislature in this year’s public works bill.

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Governor Dayton Signs Bonding Bill, Despite Serious Concerns

ST. PAUL, MN – Despite the Minnesota Legislature’s ill-advised inclusion of unrelated and unsound provisions, Governor Mark Dayton today signed the Omnibus Bonding Bill (H.F. 1226/S.F. 1219) into law, ensuring that important infrastructure projects throughout Minnesota may proceed.

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Governor Dayton Signs Fourteen Bills

ST. PAUL, MN – Governor Mark Dayton today signed fourteen bills into law.

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Super Bowl LII Economic Impact Exceeds Expectations, Generates $450 million for Local Economy

ST. PAUL, MN – The Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee (MNSBHC) today announced the results of an Economic Impact Report, calculating the impact of visitors and events over a 10-day period from January 26 – February 4, 2018, celebrating Super Bowl LII.

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Governor Dayton Authorizes State Disaster Assistance for Nobles, Rock, and St. Louis Counties

ST. PAUL, MN – Governor Mark Dayton today authorized the use of funds from the State Disaster Assistance Contingency Account for emergency relief in Nobles County, Rock County, and St. Louis County. Certain areas of each county experienced significant damage to public properties caused by a major winter storm with …

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Governor Mark Dayton Issues Writ of Special Election to Fill Senate District 13 Vacancy

ST. PAUL, MN – Governor Mark Dayton today issued a writ of special election to fill the Office of the Minnesota Senate for Senate District 13 in Benton and Stearns County. A special election to fill the vacancy will be held on Tuesday, November 6, 2018.

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Governor Mark Dayton Orders Flags Flown at Half-Staff for Memorial Day

ST. PAUL, MN – Today, Governor Mark Dayton has ordered all United States flags and Minnesota flags to be flown at half-staff at all state and federal buildings in the State of Minnesota, from sunrise until noon on Monday, May 28, 2018, in honor of those who have died while …

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Michelle Fischbach Sworn In as Minnesota’s 49th Lieutenant Governor

ST. PAUL, MN – Michelle Fischbach officially took the oath of office today as Minnesota’s 49th Lieutenant Governor, filling the vacancy created upon Senator Tina Smith’s resignation from that role. As President of the State Senate, Lt. Governor Fischbach is next in the line of succession to serve as Minnesota’s …

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Governor Dayton Vetoes Republican Tax and Omnibus Budget Bills that Put Special Interests Ahead of Minnesota Families

ST. PAUL, MN – Governor Mark Dayton today vetoed the Republican Tax Bill (Chapter 205, H.F. 947), and the Republican Omnibus Budget Bill (Chapter 201, S.F. 3656), which put powerful special interests, multinational corporations, and the rich ahead of Minnesota schoolkids and families.

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Governor Dayton Vetoes Chapter 190, HF 4133

ST. PAUL, MN – Governor Mark Dayton today vetoed Chapter 190, HF 4133, the omnibus agriculture policy bill.

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Update on Chapter 181, HF 4003

Given the timing of the Legislature’s adjournment, Governor Dayton today signed Chapter 181, HF 4003, and returned it to the Secretary of State in order to ensure it becomes law according to the guidelines laid out in the Minnesota Constitution.

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Governor Dayton Takes Action on Bills

ST. PAUL, MN – Governor Mark Dayton today took action on sixteen bills.

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Governor Dayton Signs Twenty-Two Bills into Law

ST. PAUL, MN – Governor Mark Dayton today signed twenty-two bills into law.

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Governor Dayton Vetoes Four Bills

ST. PAUL, MN – Today, Governor Dayton vetoed the following four bills:

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Governor Dayton Offers Compromise Tax and Budget Bills

ST. PAUL, MN – In another attempt to deliver on the many urgent needs facing Minnesotans, Governor Mark Dayton today presented Republican Legislative Leaders with compromise proposals for a Budget Bill and a Tax Bill.

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Governor Dayton Orders Flags Flown at Half-Staff in Honor of the Victims of the Attack in Santa Fe, Texas

ST. PAUL, MN – In accordance with a proclamation issued today by President Donald Trump, Governor Mark Dayton has directed all United States flags and Minnesota flags to be flown at half-staff at all state and federal buildings in the State of Minnesota.

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Statement from Governor Dayton on School Safety

ST. PAUL, MN – Governor Mark Dayton today issued the following statement, urging Legislators to act on legislation to protect Minnesota children and reduce gun violence.

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Governor Dayton Signs Six Bills into Law

ST. PAUL, MN – Governor Mark Dayton today signed six bills into law.

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Governor Dayton Vetoes Republican Tax Bill, Urges Minnesota Legislature to Put Kids First with Emergency School Aid

ST. PAUL, MN – Joined by students and teachers at Bruce Vento Elementary School, Governor Mark Dayton today vetoed the Republican Tax Bill (H.F. 4385/S.F. 3982), making clear that he will not sign a Tax Bill until the Minnesota Legislature passes Emergency School Aid that would help schools avoid layoffs …

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Commission on Judicial Selection Announces Vacancy in the Fifth Judicial District

ST. PAUL, MN – The Commission on Judicial Selection announced today that a judgeship vacancy is occurring in Minnesota’s Fifth Judicial District. This vacancy will occur upon the retirement of the Honorable Leland O. Bush, and will be co-chambered at Ivanhoe in Lincoln County and Marshall in Lyon County.

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Commission on Judicial Selection Announces Vacancies in the Fourth Judicial District

ST. PAUL, MN – The Commission on Judicial Selection announced today that two judgeship vacancies are occurring in Minnesota’s Fourth Judicial District. These vacancies will occur upon the retirements of the Honorable Mel I. Dickstein and the Honorable Daniel H. Mabley. These seats will be chambered at Minneapolis in Hennepin …

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Statement from Governor Mark Dayton on the passing of Nick Coleman

The following is a statement from Governor Mark Dayton on the passing of Nick Coleman:

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Governor Dayton Issues Emergency Executive Order 18-07 to Increase Fertilizer Access for Minnesota Farmers

ST. PAUL, MN – Governor Mark Dayton today signed Emergency Executive Order 18-07, to deliver emergency relief from regulations incorporated in Minnesota Statutes, section 221.0314, subdivision 9, pertaining to hours of service for motor carriers and drivers delivering fertilizers in Minnesota.

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Governor Dayton Vetoes Chapter 142, SF 2849

ST. PAUL, MN – Governor Mark Dayton today vetoed Chapter 142, SF 2849, a bill requiring physicians to invite patients to view ultrasound imaging prior to an abortion. To read Governor Dayton’s veto letter, CLICK HERE.

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Governor Dayton Signs Nine Bills into Law

ST. PAUL, MN – Governor Mark Dayton today signed nine bills into law.

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Governor Dayton Orders Flags Flown at Half-Staff in Honor of Peace Officers Memorial Day

ST. PAUL, MN – In accordance with a proclamation issued by President Donald J. Trump, Governor Mark Dayton has directed all flags at state and federal buildings in Minnesota to be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Tuesday, May 15, 2018, in honor and remembrance of peace officers …

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Update from the 71st Minnesota Governor’s Fishing Opener on Green Lake in the Willmar Lakes Area

SPICER, MN – The 2018 Minnesota Governor’s Fishing Opener was a success! With good weather in Spicer, Minnesota, Governor Mark Dayton and his fishing party caught eight fish Saturday morning on Green Lake. Lifelong Willmar area resident Kelly Morrell, a highly accomplished angler and active local community member, hosted Governor …

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Minnesota Cuts the Ribbon on the State Capitol Complex‘s First Solar Array

Saint Paul — Electricity to the Minnesota Capitol complex is getting greener with the activation of the first phase of a large new solar array on the roof of the Minnesota Senate Building (MSB). The project, overseen by the Minnesota Department of Administration, was formally opened today with a ribbon-cutting

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Statement from Governor Dayton on Emergency School Aid

ST. PAUL, MN – After visiting with students at Parkview Elementary School in Lakeville, Franklin Elementary School in Rochester, Talahi Community School in St. Cloud, and Park Side Elementary School in Marshall, Governor Mark Dayton again urged the Minnesota Legislature to support and pass $137.9 million in one-time Emergency School …

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Governor Dayton Visits Talahi Community School, Urges Legislature to Support Emergency School Aid for Minnesota Schools

ST. PAUL, MN – After visiting with students at Talahi Community School in St. Cloud, Governor Mark Dayton today urged the Minnesota Legislature to support and pass $137.9 million in one-time Emergency School Aid for schools across Minnesota. Governor Dayton’s proposal would provide additional, needed state funding for school districts …

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Commission on Judicial Selection Recommends Sixth Judicial District Candidates to Governor Dayton

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 Sixth Judicial District. This vacancy will occur upon the retirement of the Honorable David E. Ackerson, and will be chambered at …