Gov. Mark Dayton

Ever wonder about the financial details of a government contract with a private business? You know, the details that force you to foot the bill for the project as a taxpayer? And what about the trickle down factor when the main contractor hires sub-contractors for major components of the job? Might you also be interested [...]

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Governor Mark Dayton  issued an emergency executive order declaring a peacetime state of emergency in Minnesota in response to a severe shortage of propane and other home heating fuel supplies statewide. Already, Governor Dayton and his administration have taken the following actions to relieve the shortage: •persuading the federal government and the State of Texas [...]

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by Jim Boyle Editor Gov. Mark Dayton has cancelled school for Minnesota Public Schools on Monday, Jan. 6. He made the announcement today (Friday, Jan. 3) after hearing of National Weather Service forecasts predicting  most of the state will experience the coldest temperatures in a decade with lows possibly reaching -30 degrees and wind chills [...]

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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor An assistant Sherburne County attorney is being considered for a judicial vacancy. Suzanne Bollman is one of four finalists for two vacancies in Minnesota’s 10th Judicial District. As an assistant county attorney in Sherburne County, Bollman is responsible for criminal prosecution, reviewing search warrants, advising law enforcement and law enforcement [...]

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Sixth District Republican Congresswoman Michele Bachmann and other west metro elected officials were at the State Capitol on Tuesday, July 30, arguing for more lanes on Interstate 94. Bachmann, Sen. Mary Kiffmeyer, R-Big Lake, and I-94 West Corridor Coalition members met with Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton and spoke of a productive meeting. “This is a [...]

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by Jim Boyle Editor Sen. Mary Kiffmeyer, R-Big Lake, headed out on spring break this past weekend with Gov. Mark Dayton’s updated budget proposal on her mind. Although the governor pulled the plug March 14 on a controversial sales tax proposal to increase revenue through an expansion of sales tax to new goods and services, [...]

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by Howard Lestrud ECM Publishers Gov. Mark Dayton released his 2014–2015 budget Tuesday and said he is keeping his promise to increase funding for education every year he is governor. He said there will be “no excuses, no exceptions.” Dayton revealed his budget in the Minnesota Department of Revenue area of the Harold Stassen Office [...]

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by T.W. Budig ECM Capitol reporter Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton’s 2014–15 state budget proposal is the boldest seen since the days of Gov. Rudy Perpich, Democrats say. “This is bold,” said Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk, DFL-Cook. Dayton, in a budget initiative heavy with tax reform, proposes to broaden the state sales tax to services [...]

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by Howard Lestrud ECM Political Editor It’s been two days since Gov. Mark Dayton released his budget for the 2014-15 biennium and reactions to this bold package are coming from all points of the planet. The latest hostility shown to Dayton’s tax and invest plan came  Thursday afternoon from Minnesota Newspaper Association (MNA) conventioners at [...]

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