Gov. Mark Dayton
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.
Some power players in Minnesota politics are raising money, but not for the next campaign. They’re after at least $108,000 for northern Minnesota food shelves. Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk was hosting Thursday’s event in at a downtown St. Paul pub. Gov. Mark Dayton was also expected to attend.
The sites of two new Minnesota trade offices are being formally announced. The Department of Employment and Economic Development planned to reveal the locations on Tuesday. Earlier this month, the agency posted advertisements in the State Register seeking contractors in Brazil and South Korea.
A Republican candidate for governor says the executive director of Minnesota’s health insurance exchange should resign. Businessman Scott Honour is among a handful of Republicans seeking to challenge Gov. Mark Dayton next year.
Gov. Mark Dayton is stopping short of expressing full faith in the executive leadership at Minnesota’s health insurance exchange. Dayton was asked Thursday if he has confidence that exchange leaders were adequately addressing problems.
Minnesota officials announced a new loan fund Thursday that offers start-up businesses up to $250,000 in interest-free help. Gov. Mark Dayton and his top economic development official described the Angel Loan Fund, which was established using federal money but administered by state officials.
Gov. Mark Dayton said Wednesday he is considering sending lawmakers a state construction bill of $975 million, which is substantially higher than prior expectations. Dayton met privately with key legislators involved in assembling the public works borrowing bill.
Gov. Mark Dayton says he’s disappointed the state’s health insurance exchange has not resolved problems with its operations as the Jan. 1 date for the state of coverage approaches. Minnesota insurance companies are worried about continuing inaccuracy and other problems with data from MNsure.
Gov. Mark Dayton says he’s seeking applications for two upcoming at-large vacancies on the Minnesota Court of Appeals.
Gov. Mark Dayton is ordering flags at all state of Minnesota buildings to be flown at half-staff between now and sunset on Sunday in remembrance of Nelson Mandela. Dayton’s proclamation, issued Friday, accompanies a similar order from President Barack Obama that the U.S. flag be flown at half-staff at all public buildings.
Gov. Mark Dayton says Minnesota’s newly announced $1 billion budget surplus should be used to repeal three controversial planned sales tax increases and for middle class tax relief. The first $246 million of the budget surplus that state officials announced Thursday goes to settling remaining IOUs to schools.
Forget the return of deep snow and cold temperatures. The forecast Minnesota’s political class is watching this week has to do with the state budget.
Gov. Mark Dayton is getting ready to field questions from Minnesota college students as he offers his take on the state’s future. Dayton planned a forum Wednesday at Winona State University that is also expected to attract students from St. Mary’s University.
The Minnesota Vikings have broken ground on their new stadium. Team owners and officials were joined by hundreds of local politicians, business leaders and purple-clad fans Tuesday morning to commemorate the start of construction on the billion-dollar project.
Minnesota’s governor is losing his office — literally. Gov. Mark Dayton and his staff have about six months left in their two-floor suite before a massive renovation to the century-old Capitol displaces them.