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Dave Ernest Named Minnesota's Top 2009 Truck Driver

Tue, Jan 12th, 2010
Posted in State of Minnesota

St. Paul, MN: The Minnesota Trucking Association (MTA) named Dave Ernest, a

professional truck driver for Smith Trucking, Inc. based in Worthington

Minnesota, as Minnesota's 2009 Truck Driver of the Year.

Ernest was selected from among a group of distinguished drivers (see list

below) by a team of judges comprised of the division administrator of the

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, a captain from the Minnesota

State Patrol and a director at the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

He was chosen based upon his safe driving record, job performance and

community service. The Minnesota Truck Driver of the Year Program has been

in existence since 1973.

For the past 11 years, Dave has been a professional truck driver for Smith

Trucking. Dave has driven over 1.2 million accident free miles and earned

the Trainer of the Year award in 2004. From playing as a child to coaching

as an adult, Dave is a sports enthusiast and enjoys football, basketball

and baseball.


The 2009 Drivers of the Month and nominees:

· Al Beck of Dart Transit Company, Eagan, MN

· Dave Beckius of B.J. Transport, Inc., Afton, MN

· Nick Christenson of McFarland Truck Lines, Inc., Austin, MN

· Jerry Ehlebracht of Dedicated Logistics, Inc., Oakdale, MN

· Dave Ernest of Smith Trucking, Inc., Worthington, MN

· Eric Gardner of Anderson Trucking Service, Inc., St. Cloud, MN

· Steve Hurd of Transport America, Eagan, MN

· Brad Larson of UPS, Minneapolis, MN

· Jesse Mudgett of Con-Way Freight, Fridley, MN

· Tom Ogle of SUPERVALU, Eden Prairie, MN

· Rodney Rugeley of S.A.V. Transportation Group, Inc., Coon Rapids,


· Craig Walz of LeFebvre & Sons Inc., Elk River, MN

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 drive ..... 
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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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