Star Tribune | June 4, 2014
Governor Mark Dayton served breakfast to students at Morris Bye Elementary in Coon Rapids, taking time to dish on state's recent investment of $4 million in school lunch and breakfast programs.
State lawmakers approved legislation that includes $3.5 million for the school lunch program to help ensure 61,000 low-income students have access to healthy meals at lunchtime.
It also provides $569,000 for an imitative that guarantees 64,000 kindergarten students will be provided a free breakfast. [Read More]
KSTP | June 3, 2014
After winning the 2018 Super Bowl, Minnesota is going after the NCAA Final Four.
Gov. Mark Dayton, Minnesota business leaders and sports celebrities announced Minnesota's bid for the Final Four at a state Capitol news conference Tuesday.
Last month, the NFL chose Minneapolis to host the 2018 Super Bowl. Minneapolis was chosen largely because of the $1 billion stadium being built where the Metrodome used to stand. [Read More]
June 9, 2014 | Official Newsletter
St Cloud Times | June 5, 2014
Gov. Mark Dayton will be in St. Cloud Thursday for an event celebrating the city receiving state money to expand the River's Edge Convention Center.
The state agreed to provide $11.6 million to St. Cloud to build a parking ramp, make aesthetic improvements near the Beaver Islands Trail behind the center and make improvements to the older part of the building so it better matches the expanded area. The original civic center opened in 1987. [Read More]
Take Part | June 7, 2014
With 98 out of 100 points, the Land of 10,000 Lakes ties for second place with Massachusetts. In 2013 only 6 percent of graduating high school students in Minnesota took the SAT, but with an average score of 1780, they performed well. Seventy-four percent of students took the ACT, achieving an average score of 23. Eighth graders scored above the national average on the NAEP, and as for AP exams, 9.2 percent of teens scored a 3 or higher in math, and 9 percent did in English. They’re obviously not spending all their time at the Mall of America. [Read More]