KAAL | August 19, 2014
In Red Wing yesterday, Governor Mark Dayton convened the third in a statewide series of railway safety meetings. Governor Dayton met with local leaders and emergency managers to review the state’s new railway safety laws and to discuss other ways the state can partner with communities to strengthen safety requirements and improve disaster preparedness.
The Governor will continue hosting similar discussions with community leaders and emergency managers along heavily-traveled freight rail routes across Minnesota. [Read More]
StarTribune | August 17, 2014
Minnesota’s solar power industry is in a growth spurt that’s about to accelerate. This progress comes after Governor Dayton and the Minnesota Legislature implemented a new solar standard for the state, requiring utilities to produce 1.5% of their energy from solar power by 2020. [Read More]
This week marks the beginning of the 2014 Minnesota State Fair! At more than a dozen state agency booths across the State Fair, fair-goers will be able to find more information about the work State Agencies are doing to make government better, faster, and simpler. [Read More]
August 20, 2014 | Official Newsletter
StarTribune | August 20, 2014
Minnesota students continue to shine on the ACT college entrance exam, according to results being reported Wednesday.
For a ninth consecutive year, the state’s seniors posted the highest average composite score among students in states in which at least half of the graduates took the test. [Read More]
Marshall Independent | August 15, 2014
It couldn't be overstated, supporters said - the success of a vision to build a regional sports center in Marshall was because of the efforts of many people. And after years of work, the project took its first physical step forward Thursday, at a groundbreaking ceremony. [Read More]
Winona Daily News | August 18, 2014
A state-led program has launched a beefed-up online search tool to help Minnesota parents find quality early learning opportunities for their kids.
Parent Aware — which rates child care and preschool programs based on how well they prepare kids for kindergarten — launched on Monday a new search engine that provides ratings and other information on more than 12,000 early-childhood programs statewide. [Read More]