Tim Pugmire Feature Archive

Dayton also questioned the tradition of hanging portraits of former governors lining the walls inside the Capitol. So far, all the state's governors have been white males. Dayton said he doesn't see the relevance of the portraits. (01/21/2014)
Gov. Mark Dayton released a $986 million plan for public works construction projects today. (01/15/2014)
Minnesota DFL Lt. Gov. Yvonne Prettner Solon said Tuesday she will not seek re-election. Gov. Mark Dayton made it known months ago that he was seeking a second-term, but his 2010 running mate has not made the same commitment. (01/14/2014)
The Minnesota Job Creation Fund is designed to aid businesses willing to expand operations and hire new workers. (01/10/2014)
Gov. Mark Dayton, has said he wants to get rid of the taxes, if the state economic forecast still shows a sufficient budget surplus in February. (01/08/2014)
Among the new Minnesota laws that will take effect Jan. 1 is a measure the prevents private employers from asking job applicants about their criminal record until they've been selected for an interview or offered employment. (12/30/2013)
DFL Gov. Mark Dayton and fellow Democrats are big supporters of the federal health care law that allowed for the creation of MNsure. The Republicans who want to defeat them in 2014 are not. (12/25/2013)
Price Industries is a maker of heating, ventilation and air conditioning products. It plans to create 40, higher-wage engineering jobs in Minnesota. (12/19/2013)
DFL Gov. Mark Dayton wouldn't say today whether he asked April Todd-Malmlov to resign earlier this week as director of Minnesota's new health insurance exchange. (12/19/2013)
Gov. Mark Dayton and legislative leaders received a private briefing Tuesday on several proposed changes to Minnesota Sex Offender Program that aim to reduce the number of people detained under civil commitment. (12/17/2013)
Another longtime Minnesota lawmaker is planning to step aside next year. State Rep, Tom Huntley, DFL-Duluth announced today that he will not seek re-election to a 12th term in 2014. (12/17/2013)
Republican leaders in the Minnesota House and Senate are calling on DFL Gov. Mark Dayton to answer key questions about the state's new health insurance exchange. (12/16/2013)
A Minnesota judge said Friday he likely lacks power to invalidate voter registrations of thousands of people who signed up through a new online system, which has come under fire because of how it was created. (12/13/2013)
Not only does Gov. Mark Dayton say $90 million is too much to spend for a new state Senate building, he also doesn't like the look of it on paper. (12/12/2013)
Gov. Mark Dayton is now considering a $975 million measure next session for public construction projects throughout Minnesota. (12/11/2013)