Gov. Mark Dayton
Gov. Mark Dayton says he believes all Americans should be able to keep existing insurance plans under the new federal health care law.
Bemidji has been chosen to host next year’s Minnesota Governor’s Deer Hunting Opener. Gov. Mark Dayton made the announcement in Fergus Fall on Friday as part of the 11th annual festivities ahead of the state’s firearms deer opener, which falls on Saturday this year.
Nearly 500,000 hunters sporting blaze orange clothing are expected to take to the field Saturday for the opening of Minnesota’s firearms deer season. Last year, hunters registered 186,634 deer out of an estimated statewide population of about 1 million.
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton is joining those urging former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton to try for the presidency in 2016. Dayton on Thursday signed onto the “Ready for Hillary” group that is trying to lay the groundwork for a Clinton campaign. She hasn’t said whether she will make a second try for the White House.
Minnesota’s fourth and eighth graders scored at the top nationally in math and above the national average in reading in newly released national tests. The National Assessment of Education Progress was released Thursday.
Making his first public appearance in two weeks, Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton says a medical procedure on his ailing hip has relieved the pain. Dayton gave a health update during a news conference on education Thursday at the Capitol. He says he is walking without pain for the first time in four months.
Judge Edward Cleary is starting his stint as head of the Minnesota Court of Appeals at his former high school. Cleary was to be sworn in as the court’s chief judge Monday at Cretin-Derham Hall High School.
A former Republican lawmaker has filed suit in Ramsey County District Court to stop an $89.5 million State Senate office building project. The Minnesota Legislature approved the new office building for Senators and staff in the last days of the 2013 session.
St. Paul’s Summit Avenue will definitely be in the Halloween spirit Thursday evening during the annual candy giveaway at the Governor’s Mansion. Gov. Mark Dayton will not be there, but volunteers will be handing out candy to trick-or-treaters. Kids decked out in costume can get bite-sized Pearson’s Salted Nut Rolls or a mini pumpkin to take home. The event runs from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday night at 1006 Summit Ave.
Three Republican legislators have met with Democratic Secretary of State Mark Ritchie over their belief he overstepped his authority by implementing an online voter registration system. Senate Minority Leader David Hann, Sen. Scott Newman and Rep. Tim Sanders pressed Ritchie to suspend the site until the Legislature can formally weigh in.
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton is recuperating following a procedure at the Mayo Clinic meant to relieve pain in his hip. An aide in the governor’s office reported just after noon Wednesday that the procedure was complete and went well.
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton says he’s pleased with the progress of Minnesota’s health care exchange so far. The comments come after the federal rollout of Obamacare, which is plagued with problems. Minnesota’s health exchange went online Oct. 1 and has not had the widespread problems other states experienced.
Gov. Mark Dayton sounded off on a handful of issues Tuesday including his own health, as he prepares for two weeks out of the public eye to recuperate from a scheduled procedure at Mayo Clinic to repair a damaged muscle in his left hip. Here are a couple of things the Democratic governor touched on in a briefing with reporters:
Gov. Mark Dayton says an ongoing problem with pain in his left hip isn’t going to affect his intention to run for re-election next year.
Gov. Mark Dayton says he supports letting Minnesota voters register online, but believes Secretary of State Mark Ritchie should have had the Legislature’s OK before implementing the system.