Gov. Mark Dayton
Gov. Mark Dayton says he’s “appalled” to hear of a new sports ticket bundling practice for students at the University of Minnesota.
The Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport is planning a $25.4 million solar power installation to generate nearly 20 percent of the airport’s electricity.
Gov. Mark Dayton is heading to southwestern Minnesota next weekend for the 2014 Pheasant Hunting Opener in Minnesota. The annual Governor’s Pheasant Hunting Opener will be held in Worthington Friday and Saturday, Oct. 10-11.
Former President Bill Clinton is bound for Minnesota next week to campaign for Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton and Sen. Al Franken. Minnesota’s Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party announced Thursday that Clinton would appear at a University of Minnesota rally the following Friday afternoon.
A mining project under regulatory review has fueled a sharp exchange among Minnesota’s candidates for governor. At a debate Wednesday night, Republican challenger Jeff Johnson accused Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton’s administration of “slow-walking” a regulatory review of the PolyMet copper-nickel mine project in northeastern Minnesota.
The strength of Minnesota’s economy put Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton and Republican nominee Jeff Johnson at odds Wednesday night in an opening debate that also saw skirmishes over health care and transportation.
The cost of getting health insurance through MNsure next year is going up — but it will still be among the lowest in the country. Minnesotans who get insurance through the state’s health exchange can enroll for next year beginning Nov. 15. Even though the rates are low for some people, others could see big rate hikes.
The first of five debates in the Minnesota governor’s race has Democrat Mark Dayton, Republican Jeff Johnson and the Independence Party’s Hannah Nicollet headed to Rochester.
Although the federal government said no, Dakota County will get disaster aid to help with severe storms and flooding earlier this year. Gov. Mark Dayton on Tuesday directed Minnesota emergency management director Kris Eide (EYE’-dee) to provide state aid to Dakota County under the State Public Disaster Assistance Fund.
Minnesota Democrats have maintained the financial upper hand in an election campaign where the party is seeking to keep a firm grip on state government power. Fundraising reports made public Wednesday show Democratic candidates and groups outspending their Republican counterpart in key races.
Gov. Mark Dayton has a nearly two-to-one cash advantage over Republican challenger Jeff Johnson heading into Election Day. Johnson raised more money than Dayton in the two-month period ending Sept. 16.
Legislative Auditor James Nobles says a candidate’s request that he review rate-setting practices for Minnesota’s health insurance exchange is better suited for others.
There’s a change at the top of Republican gubernatorial candidate Jeff Johnson’s campaign with six weeks to go in the race. Johnson announced Friday that he was switching campaign managers.
Republican Jeff Johnson moved Thursday to make health insurance problems a bigger part of his campaign against Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton, saying Minnesota’s plan for complying with the Affordable Care Act is causing sticker shock as well as logistical headaches.
Existing emergency accounts are probably sufficient to cover state costs related to severe June flooding and avoid the need for a special session of the Minnesota Legislature. That message was delivered Tuesday by Gov. Mark Dayton’s administration.