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Governor Dayton Launches Blue Ribbon Committee to Enhance National Prominence of University of Minnesota Medical School


Mon, Aug 4th, 2014
Posted in All State of Minnesota

ST. PAUL, MN – Fifty years after declaring a pre-Med major in college, Governor Mark Dayton today launched a milestone effort to enhance the national prominence of the University of Minnesota Medical School. Governor Dayton today signed Executive Order 14-13 establishing a Blue Ribbon Committee on the University of Minnesota Medical School. The Committee will advise the Governor and Legislature on strategies and state investments to ensure the state’s preeminent medical school is a national leader in medical training, research, and innovation.

“The future health of Minnesotans depends on what we do now to train the next generation of medical professionals in our state,” said Governor Dayton. “Today’s medical students will become the doctors who will care for our families, and the research professionals who will develop life-saving innovations in medical technology in the years to come.”

The University of Minnesota Medical School plays a critical role in Minnesota’s position as a leader in providing broad access to the highest-quality, low-cost health care. In order to continue Minnesota’s tradition of excellence in health care, the Governor believes the University of Minnesota must leverage the Medical School’s strengths, invest wisely, and commit to the institution’s continued improvement.

More than 70 percent of Minnesota’s physicians have taken classes or earned their medical degrees from the University of Minnesota’s Medical School. The Medical School provides training to 1,200 primary care and specialty residents, and provides continuing education courses to 10,000 physicians each year – making the School a major asset to the continued improvement of Minnesota’s health care system.

Committee Will Deliver Specific Recommendations for 2015 Legislative Session

The Blue Ribbon Committee appointed today by Governor Dayton is made up of University leaders, health system and other private sector leaders, legislators, state officials, health professional associations, and patient representatives. The Governor has charged the Committee to provide a report with specific policy and budget recommendations to be considered during the 2015 Legislative Session. Those recommendations will be focused on the following goals:

1. National Prominence – Ensuring the Medical School’s national preeminence by retaining and attracting world class faculty, staff, s .....
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Minnesota’s minimum-wage increases Aug. 1, first time in nearly a decade

Fri, Aug 1st, 2014
Posted in All State of Minnesota

Minnesota’s minimum-wage rates rise up to $8 an hour beginning Aug. 1, 2014. It’s the state’s first wage increase in nearly a decade. In the coming two years, the new law will move wage rates higher in August 2015 and again in August 2016 wh ..... 
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Minimum wage increase will help families, communities

Fri, Aug 1st, 2014
Posted in All State of Minnesota

By Ken Martin, chairman, Minnesota DFL People earning a minimum wage are people we depend on to care of our children and our elderly and disabled family members, yet they do not make enough money to care for their own families. Some are working two ..... 
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Minnesota weekly gas price update and outlook

Fri, Aug 1st, 2014
Posted in All State of Minnesota

Average retail gasoline prices in Minnesota have fallen 8.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.41/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 2,856 gas outlets in Minnesota. This compares with the national average that has fa ..... 
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Minnesota weekly gas price update and outlook 7.28.14

Fri, Jul 25th, 2014
Posted in All State of Minnesota

Average retail gasoline prices in Minnesota have fallen 8.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.41/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 2,856 gas outlets in Minnesota. This compares with the national average that has fa ..... 
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Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack proclaims August 3-9 National Farmers Market Week

Fri, Jul 25th, 2014
Posted in All State of Minnesota

WASHINGTON, July 21, 2014 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has declared August 3 through 9, 2014, “National Farmers Market Week.” Throughout the week, USDA will celebrate our nation’s thousands of farmers markets, farmers who make them poss ..... 
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Retail gasoline prices likely to drop over the next two weeks

Fri, Jul 18th, 2014
Posted in All State of Minnesota

If you’re seeing a pleasant decrease in the price at the pump you’re not imagining things. The U.S. average retail price of gasoline has fallen below $3.60/gal for the first time since April 10, 2014. Prices have been on an 18 consecutive day ..... 
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State gains 8,500 jobs in June

Thu, Jul 17th, 2014
Posted in All State of Minnesota

ST. PAUL – Minnesota gained 8,500 jobs in June, according to figures released today by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). The second straight month of strong job growth brought net job gains in Minnesota to 1 ..... 
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Minnesota weekly gas price update and outlook 7.14.14

Thu, Jul 10th, 2014
Posted in All State of Minnesota

Average retail gasoline prices in Minnesota have fallen 4.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.54/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 2,856 gas outlets in Minnesota. This compares with the national average that has fa ..... 
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