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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.


Fish Minnesota!

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has launched a new fishing website – "one stop shopping" for all the information you need to land the big one.  Get the mobile LakeFinder app, buy your license, or explore ‘Where to Go’ on Fish Minnesota.


Twin Cities Metro Light Rail

The Metro Green Line began service June 14, linking downtown St. Paul and downtown Minneapolis.  It has been a draw for both residential and commercial development: at least $2.5 billion worth of new construction and redevelopment projects have been announced within a half-mile of the line.  Read here for more information about riding the Green Line. 

Photo copyright Metropolitan Council. 

Flood Disaster Aid

Eight Minnesota counties will receive federal relief following President Obama's disaster declaration to assist in recovery from the summer storms and floods. Chippewa, Freeborn, Jackson, Murray, Nobles, Pipestone, Renville and Rock counties are eligible for federal recovery funding.

Graduate Employment Outcomes

A new data tool from the MN Dept. of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) uses post-secondary graduation rates to show students, parents and citizens which fields of study provide strong employment and earning potential.

Twin Cities jobless rate lowest in U.S.

Job growth across the Minneapolis-St. Paul area dropped the jobless rate to 4.0 percent in May, the lowest unemployment rate of any large metropolitan area in the United States.

Duluth - "Best Town 2014"

Outside magazine asked its readers which town was the best place to live if they love an active lifestyle - and they chose Duluth! Discover its wide range of outdoor activities including hiking, biking, kayaking and skiing.

Grants to Clear the Air

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is looking for small-business partners interested in reducing emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) throughout their facilities. 

Small Business in Minnesota

Thinking about starting a business in Minnesota?  These guidelines provide a roadmap for you to get started.

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