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Oil safety provisions avoid pipelines

May 14, 2014 in Uncategorized

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota lawmakers are on the verge of considering a bill that would help prevent oil train disasters and respond better if they occur, but the bill includes nothing about pipeline safety.

That does not set well with Gov. Mark…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Minnesota gay couples ready for married rights

May 14, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

ST. PAUL, Minn. Minnesota’s gay community never has known such joy.
That joy showed Tuesday night as American and rainbow flags flew in front of the state Capitol when Minnesota became the 12th state to embrace same-sex marriage. Minnesota gays and their supporters could not contain their enthusiasm during a 45-minute ceremony featuring Gov. Mark Dayton signing the historic legislation. Continue Reading

Dayton, Klobuchar, Franken and Walz coming Saturday

April 12, 2013 in Worthington Daily Globe

LUVERNE Gov. Mark Dayton, U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken, and U.S. Rep. Tim Walz will visit Rock and Nobles counties today to assess the damages from this week’s ice storm. Continue Reading

Dayton: Vikings weren’t forthright about seat fees

November 15, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Gov. Mark Dayton is not retreating from his vow to fight the Minnesota Vikings if they try to charge new big fees to season ticket holders to help fund the new football stadium.
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Gov. Dayton declares open season on video games

November 5, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

One of the big messages at the 10th annual Minnesota Governor’s Deer Opener in Winona on the opening weekend of the firearms deer season was the need to get kids away from their Xboxes and into the outdoors. Continue Reading

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Dayton Participates in Minnesota Governor’s Deer Opener

November 2, 2012 in WDAZ

Governor Mark Dayton will be in the southeastern part of the state for the 10th annual Minnesota Governor’s Deer Opener. Continue Reading

Minnesota governor to visit Karlstad, Thief River Falls today

October 5, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton will be in Thief River Falls and Karlstad, Minn., this morning to meet with local officials and attend a groundbreaking ceremony. Continue Reading

Phil Krinkie, St. Paul, column: Higher taxes, more spending hurt Minnesota

October 3, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

It’s like that old axiom, “Don’t spend money you don’t have.” And there are no better examples of this lack of fiscal restraint than our current president and Minnesota’s current governor. Continue Reading

Gov. Dayton defends public worker contracts

August 29, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton is defending new contracts for more than 27,000 state employees ahead of a legislative panel’s vote. Dayton called the contracts “reasonable” and in line with those negotiated by his Republican predecessor, Tim Pawlenty, in a letter Wednesday to the lead Republicans on the Subcommittee on Employee Relations. Continue Reading

Dayton names Appeals Judge Wright to Supreme Court

August 20, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Gov. Mark Dayton has appointed Minnesota Court of Appeals Judge Wilhelmina Wright to the state Supreme Court. Dayton announced Wright’s appointment Monday. The 48-year-old St. Paul resident will be the first black woman to serve on the state’s highest court. Continue Reading