Stadium Rendering

Governor kicks off campaign to land 2018 Super Bowl

Star Tribune | January 27. 2014

On a frigid morning in Minnesota, Gov. Mark Dayton and an array of community leaders detailed their campaign Monday to convince the National Football League to set aside the weather and host a Super Bowl in a new Minnesota Vikings stadium in four years.

The governor unveiled a lobbying effort that included three prominent Minnesota business leaders, featuring U.S. Bancorp chief executive Richard Davis.

“It’s our time. It’s our moment, and we’re ready,” Davis told reporters at a State Capitol news conference. [Read More]


December’s 9,500 jobs brighten Minnesota's economic outlook

Star Tribune | January 23, 2014

Minnesota’s economy gained 9,500 jobs in December, as hiring in retail and manufacturing propelled the state job market to its second-best year since 2005.

Including a revision of the November figures that added 1,700 jobs, total employment in the state grew by 45,900 positions in 2013, according to data released Thursday by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development. The unemployment rate held steady at 4.6 percent, well below the national rate of 6.7 percent.

“The December report is positive for Minnesota’s jobs picture, and that’s despite disappointing reports nationally,” said Laura Kalambokidis, the state economist. “Minnesota isn’t marching lock step with the national jobs report.” [Read More]

January 27, 2014  |  News Alerts

 

Minnesota Ranked Second Strongest State

Poltico | January 24, 2014

Politico Magazine rounded up 14 different state rankings from sources like the Census Bureau, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the FBI, and on factors such as high school graduation rates, per capita income, life expectancy and crime rate.

With this in mind, Politico Magazine rounded up 14 different state rankings from reputable sources like the Census Bureau, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the FBI, and on important factors such as high school graduation rates, per capita income, life expectancy and crime rate.  [Read More]


Governor Dayton

Dayton makes a trip to Duluth to help college students

Northland's News Center | January 25, 2014

The Governor visited UMD but addressed students from all four Duluth college campuses.

Students voiced a variety of concerns, but the rising costs of higher education stood out above all.

"Our MNSCU campuses are state of the art they provide the best higher education as possible so young people are trained and ready for jobs and ready for the job market. We've made some progress in that but we have a lot more to do," says Dayton. [Read More]

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