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Mark Dayton

Dec 4, 2015

Dayton taps Jesson, Smith for Court of Appeals

Gov. Mark Dayton named his human services commissioner to a spot on the Minnesota Court of Appeals on Friday, leaving a vacancy at the top of the state’s largest agency.

Dec 3, 2015

Minnesota budget forecast brings $1.9B in good news

The economic forecast produced by the Department of Minnesota Management and Budget details state government finances while estimating the amount of money lawmakers will have at their disposal in the Legislature’s election-year session.

Nov 23, 2015

Dayton on pace to appoint more than half the judges in the state

The demographic transformation of Minnesota’s judiciary during the Dayton administration is striking.

Nov 21, 2015

Dayton plans to convene statewide water quality summit

The summit will include water quality experts, farmers, legislators, regulators, the business community, members of the public, local leaders and others.

Nov 17, 2015

Dayton decries ‘showmanship’ over Syrian refugees

The two-term Democrat lashed out at calls by roughly half of the nation’s governors to halt migration of Syrian refugees to the United States.

Nov 13, 2015

Feds will consider extension for Real ID law compliance

Gov. Mark Dayton asked the federal government for more time to comply with new standards for driver's licenses on Friday, aiming to ensure Minnesota residents aren't turned away when stronger requirements are imposed for domestic flights.

Nov 13, 2015

Bruce Dayton, governor’s father and Target champion, dies

Bruce Dayton, the father of Minnesota’s governor and a key figure in building his family’s company into the retailing business that became Target Corp., has died. Dayton was 97.

Nov 4, 2015

Supplier diversity in vogue, but businesses falling short

Too many of them apparently follow frameworks that shortchange minority- and women-owned businesses.

Oct 29, 2015

Judge on MSOP: State is ‘burying head in the sand’

U.S. District Judge Donvan Frank laid out a series of remedial fixes aimed at giving civilly committed sex offenders a chance at life outside the concertina wire of the Minnesota Sex Offender Program.

Oct 28, 2015

Mine tours precede Dayton’s PolyMet decision

Gov. Mark Dayton has appointed Lucinda E. Jesson, the commissioner of the Department of Human Services, and Tracy M. Smith, the deputy general counsel for the University of Minnesota, to the Minnesota Court of Appeals. Jesson fills the vacancy created after Dayton named Appeals Court Judge Natalie Hudson to the Supreme Court. Smith will replace ...

Oct 26, 2015

Former lawmaker and union leader Sandra Peterson dies

Former State Rep. Sandra Peterson, who helped guide the merger of Minnesota’s two largest teachers unions, has died. She was 79.

Oct 16, 2015

MNsure debate draws interest at federal level

State oversight panel focuses on rising costs

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