Gov. Mark Dayton
Gov. Mark Dayton says Minnesota is as ready as possible to handle an outbreak of Ebola. Dayton met Thursday with cabinet members, airport representatives and health officials to assess the level of the state’s preparedness. The case of Thomas Duncan, a Liberian who died Wednesday of Ebola in Texas, has raised concerns around the country.
Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton and Republican challenger Jeff Johnson picked up the intensity in a debate Wednesday before a northwestern Minnesota crowd, arguing about taxes, an oil pipeline and economic growth. Independence Party candidate Hannah Nicollet also took part in the 90-minute event — the second of five scheduled debates.
Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton and Republican challenger Jeff Johnson are taking the stage for a second debate that will also include the Independence Party’s Hannah Nicollet. Wednesday night’s debate in Moorhead is the second in a series of five in October. The election is four weeks off.
For metro commuters, it seems there’s always more work to be done on Minnesota roads. And it’s very much needed because of the weather extremes in our state. Gov. Mark Dayton announced Tuesday that $70 million is being allocated to help take ideas and make them realities in 13 of the most troubled spots on Minnesota roads.
The efforts of a University of Minnesota student have helped change the way the University sells season tickets. This spring, the University began bundling ticket packages.
Minnesota Republicans are again accusing Gov. Mark Dayton’s administration of using shoddy math to show a lower increase in policy costs through the state’s health care exchange. State officials this week said plans on MNsure would rise by 4.5 percent on average for 2015. They got the figure by averaging each provider’s average increase or decrease.
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.