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Bicyclists to tour southeastern Minnesota Aug. 14-17


Mon, Aug 11th, 2014
Posted in All State of Minnesota

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Motorists will notice an increased number of bicyclists on southeastern Minnesota highways Aug. 14-17 for the annual Bicycling Around Minnesota event.

The Minnesota Department of Transportation reminds all travelers to share the road and follow all traffic safety laws.

Approximately 275 bicyclists will travel through Preston, Peterson, LeRoy and Austin on several trunk highways, local routes and bicycle paths during the four days.

The law is clear—bicyclists and motorists share responsibility. Here are some “rules of the road” to improve safety for both bicyclists and motorists:

• Motorists should be on the lookout and watch for and yield to bicyclists before turning.

• Bicyclists must ride in the same direction as traffic.

• Motorists must maintain a three-foot clearance at all times when passing a bicyclist.

• Bicyclists must obey all traffic control signs and signals, just as motorists.

• Motorists and bicyclists must yield the right of way to each other.

• Bicyclists should communicate their intent by yielding to traffic and signaling before turning or changing lanes.

• Bicyclists should wear bright colors and reflective gear and use head and tail lights.

• Bicyclists should always wear helmets.

• Motorists should stay alert and avoid distracted driving.

For more information about the 2014 Bicycling Around Minnesota event, visit www.bambiketour.org.

For more information about the “Share the Road” bicycle safety education program, bicycle crash statistics and resource materials, visit www.sharetheroadmn.org.

Governor Dayton Highlights Efforts to Fight Poverty at the Minnesota Community Action Partnership Conference

Fri, Aug 8th, 2014
Posted in All State of Minnesota

DULUTH, MN – Governor Mark Dayton today traveled to Duluth to speak at the Minnesota Community Action Partnership 50th Anniversary Conference. At the event, Governor Dayton highlighted initiatives the State of Minnesota has implemented to alleviate ..... 
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MILLER APPOINTED TO GOVERNOR’S BLUE RIBBON COMMITTEE ON THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA MEDICAL SCHOOL

Fri, Aug 8th, 2014
Posted in All State of Minnesota

(St. Paul, MN) – State Senator Jeremy Miller (R-Winona) has been appointed to the Blue Ribbon Committee, established to enhance the national prominence of the University of Minnesota Medical School. The committee will advise the Governor and Legisl ..... 
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Young Farmers and Ranchers Hold Event at Farmfest

Wed, Aug 6th, 2014
Posted in All State of Minnesota

The Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) Young Farmers & Ranchers (YF&R) Committee hosted a Young Farmer BBQ at Farmfest in the Wick Buildings Farmfest Center on Tuesday, August 5. “We are excited to partner with IDEAg as they move forward with ..... 
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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 O ..... 
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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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