The state’s chief information officer is leaving Gov. Mark Dayton’s administration. Commissioner Carolyn Parnell will step down Jan. 5 to pursue other work. She announced her departure Tuesday in an email to employees. Dayton appointed Parnell in 2011.
A bill endorsing a set of state employee contracts is bound for Gov. Mark Dayton. The House voted 84-48 on Monday to ratify agreements negotiated last year. They apply to some 38,000 workers. The agreements covering several unions and managerial units include raises of three percent or more and shift some health costs to workers.
Plans are moving forward for the 2013 Minnesota Governor’s Pheasant Hunting Opener in the south-central city of Madelia. The governor’s opener and its public events will be held Friday, Oct. 11, and Saturday, Oct. 12.
Store owners and shoppers say they understand the state needs money, but they fear a tax on clothing would not only change the way Minnesotans shop, but the way people outside the state spend their money here.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency is standing by its denial of flood aid for individuals and businesses in northeastern Minnesota.