Gov. Mark Dayton
Minnesota’s Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed a lawsuit challenging the funding plan for a new Vikings football stadium, eliminating a legal obstacle that threatened a last-minute derailment of the project.
Gov. Mark Dayton says he is returning to Mayo Clinic in Rochester because of continued problems with one of his hips.
Most of Minnesota’s most prominent politicians are participating in a St. Paul celebration in honor of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.
Minnesota’s independent State Auditor said Gov. Mark Dayton broke a law when he took a political trip with a campaign staffer on the state-owned plane. While the Office of Legislative Auditor said Dayton broke a law, the report also admits that the law is very vague.
Minnesota law isn’t clear about whether the governor can use a state-owned plane to travel to political events, a state official asked to examine the issue said in a report released Thursday.
Gov. Mark Dayton is pitching almost $1 billion in bonds for the state to take on to fund improvements in areas like higher education and infrastructure in Minnesota. Dayton introduced his proposal for a $986 million bonding bill for the state in the 2014 budget Wednesday.
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton says he has had preliminary conversations with potential running mates and hopes to choose one “shortly.”
Minnesota Lt. Gov. Yvonne Prettner Solon says she won’t join Gov. Mark Dayton in his bid for a second term. Prettner Solon announced her decision Tuesday. She says she’ll finish her term. The former state senator from Duluth brought northern Minnesota appeal to Dayton’s first run in 2010.
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton is hearing directly from his lieutenant governor about whether she’ll join him in a re-election run. Lt. Gov. Yvonne Prettner Solon was to meet with her fellow Democrat on Monday about the fall ballot plan. She was wavering about whether to seek a new term along with Dayton.
Minnesota Lt. Gov. Yvonne Prettner Solon says she’s made up her mind about whether she’ll run again with Gov. Mark Dayton this year, but won’t announce her decision until next week.
Democrat Mark Dayton overcame a Republican electoral tide to narrowly win the Minnesota governor’s office in 2010. He doesn’t expect any easier time when defending his job this fall.
Gov. Mark Dayton said Friday he believes progress has been made on fixing problems with Minnesota’s health insurance marketplace, but that challenges remain as an initial enrollment deadline looms. Dayton said in an interview with The Associated Press that he’s been keeping tabs on MNsure nine days into its new leadership.
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton says he’d sign a bill allowing liquor stores to open on Sundays if lawmakers muster the votes to pass it. Dayton told The Associated Press in an interview Friday that commerce is a seven-day-a-week proposition so he doesn’t think it makes sense for government to dictate which businesses can operate on which days.
Gov. Mark Dayton declined to say Thursday whether he asked for the resignation of the former CEO of Minnesota’s health insurance exchange, adding that he ultimately feels responsible for the success or failure of the venture. Dayton was asked several times at a news conference if he pushed for the exit of April Todd-Malmlov, who resigned Tuesday as executive director of MNsure. Dayton said he wouldn’t comment on his role but noted he had grown increasingly vocal in recent days about his concern with problems that continue to plague the exchange, even as coverage is set to kick in on Jan. 1.
A Canadian company that makes sophisticated heating and ventilation systems will locate a research facility in a Twin Cities suburb. A top executive from Price Industries joined Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton on Thursday in announcing the project, which grew out of a personal courtship by the governor and a $700,000 state grant toward the facility’s construction.