feature photo: Office of Governor Mark Dayton

Governor Mark Dayton

Visit the home page of Minnesota's 40th Governor and Lt. Governor Yvonne Prettner Solon for the latest appointments, updates on innovations, the Office of the Governor Blog, and more.


Autumn in Minnesota 

As the weather gets cooler and the days shorter, nature brings on the autumn colors.  Travel and Leisure magazine named Stillwater, MN the third best town for fall colors! 

Check for the best color viewing in the state at the DNR's Fall color finder page.


Wilderness Act

2014 marks the 50th anniversary of the landmark Wilderness Act. The 1964 Wilderness Act created the National Wilderness Preservation System, which protects nearly 110 million acres of wilderness areas from coast to coast, including Minnesota's own Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.

Photo courtesy  McGhiever

November 4 Elections

Election day is right around the corner - and your vote matters! Find your polling place, how to register, info on your local and state candidates, and more election information on the MNVotes website.

College and Tech school

Minnesota High School students agonizing over college and technical school choices can now look at marketplace data that show which academic programs have high placement rates and what recent graduates are being paid. Check out the app at Minnesota DEED. 

Keep Jack Frost away

Keep Jack Frost away from your septic system. Now is a good time for families to make sure their septic systems are ready for winter. Following a few tips now can prevent costly problems later this fall and winter.

50th Anniversary of VOBS

Founded in 1964, the Voyageur Outward Bound School has a lot to celebrate! It was the first Outward Bound program to welcome female students, and the first to create an urban wilderness program. Outward Bound is an internationally active organization that offers wilderness programs for people of all ages.

18 Free Things

Visitors wanted! All over Minnesota there are plenty of attractions and activities that are completely free to visitors - from disc golf to the SPAM museum.  Visit Explore Minnesota for ideas.

MN Community Colleges Awarded $17M

$17 million in grants have been awarded to support job-driven training programs at 14 community colleges in Minnesota. The White House said the program is geared toward military veterans, the long-term jobless and people who lost jobs when their former employers shifted production offshore.

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