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Minnesota's Safest Truck Driver to be Announced!

Mon, Jan 11th, 2010
Posted in State of Minnesota

WHAT: Minnesota Driver of the Year Awards Banquet

Join us for an exciting award ceremony that will showcase 12 drivers and

their essential contributions to driver safety. A video presentation will

document the story of each driver and the Driver of the Year will be

announced in a grand fashion to all those in attendance. The winner

receives a trophy and a $500 cash award to honor this prestigious title.

WHO: The Minnesota Trucking Association (MTA) will be honoring the drivers

selected as 2009 Drivers of the Month and will award one of them the

distinguished title of Minnesota Driver of the Year. The driver selected

as Minnesota Driver of the Year will go on to compete for the national


WHEN: Monday, January 11, 2010

Driver of the Year announced at approximately 7:45 p.m.


The Prom Center

484 Inwood Avenue

Oakdale, MN 55128

(651) 501-8191

WHY: The distinguished drivers nominated for this award represents the best

and the safest drivers in the trucking industry. Together, the twelve

honorees represent 275 years of driving experience and over 26.3 million

safe driving miles.

The drivers were chosen on the basis of outstanding driving records, work

records, contributions to community and industry/highway safety. The

Driver of the Year was selected by judges Dan Drexler, Division

Administrator, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration; Captain Ken

Urquhart, Minnesota State Patrol; and Ward Briggs, Director of Mn/DOT's

Office of Motor Carrier Services.

Interviews with the winner can be arranged for the morning of January 12 by

calling Ed Smelser at (651) 646-7351 or by e-mailing ed@mntruck.org.

The MTA is a non-profit trade association representing the interests of the

state's motor carrier industry since 1932. With almost 700 member

companies, the MTA is a powerful voice for the industry. Its mission is to

provide advocacy, information and services to ensure safe transportation

and a successful Minnesota trucking industry.

Minnesota Health Commissioner to receive H1N1 flu shot

Mon, Jan 11th, 2010
Posted in State of Minnesota


Dr. Sanne Magnan, Minnesota Commissioner of Health, will be vaccinated against 2009 H1N1 influenza. With ample supplies of vaccine now available, Dr. Magnan is strongly encouraging all Minnesotans to be vaccinated against the 2009 influ ..... 
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Minnesota Attorney General applauded for trying to stop Asian Carp

Tue, Jan 5th, 2010
Posted in State of Minnesota

ST. PAUL, MN- The Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy applauds Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson's decision to file a brief supporting Michigan's legal action to force Illinois to close a canal and stop Asian Carp from invading Lake Mic ..... 
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Ban the Bug campaign urges Minnesotans to get their influenza vaccinations

Tue, Jan 5th, 2010
Posted in State of Minnesota

Now is a good time to get vaccinated for influenza, whether for 2009 novel H1N1 or seasonal influenza, say state health officials.

In an effort to promote flu vaccination, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), the Minnesota Coalition for ..... 
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Students Are Making "Cents" this Winter

Tue, Dec 29th, 2009
Posted in State of Minnesota

An estimated 73 million "Pennies for Patients" will be donated to the Minnesota Chapter of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society in honor of local students who are survivors of leukemia and lymphoma.

December 29, 2009-GOLDEN VALLEY, MN - More than 3 ..... 
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Our Friends at U of M Regional Extension Offices and MAES:

Sat, Dec 26th, 2009
Posted in State of Minnesota

Holiday greetings from the Minnesota Grown Program.

Hope this holiday season finds you all happy & healthy.

We are very thankful that all is good with the Minnesota Grown Program as we conclude 2009. We have appreciate ..... 
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Saint Paul Public Library and Friends awarded two-year grant for Mobile Workplace project

Sat, Dec 26th, 2009
Posted in State of Minnesota

Project will allow Saint Paul Public Library to increase access to job search assistance and computer-based job skill training outside of Library facilities, particularly for people who speak English as their second language.

December 21, 2009 ..... 
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Mon, Dec 7th, 2009
Posted in State of Minnesota

ST. PAUL - With snowfall predicted across Minnesota, the Departments of Public Safety (DPS) and Transportation (MnDOT) urge motorists to adapt driving skills to winter road conditions and be buckled up, patient and attentive behind the wheel. During ..... 
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Drivers urged to give farm equipment operators extra room

Fri, Oct 9th, 2009
Posted in State of Minnesota

ST. PAUL, Minn.-The Minnesota Transportation and Public Safety departments urge motorists to use extra caution on state highways now that farmers are shipping their crops to markets, grain elevators and processing plants.

"Truck traffic inc ..... 
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