Dayton Begins Jobs Tour Today

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011 at 7:04 am

Gov. Mark Dayton begins a statewide jobs tour in Fergus Falls today.

The first-term Democrat will visit an assisted care facility built with public and private money. He will also hold a forum on jobs with local officials, business owners, economic development specialists and those who train workers.

Dayton told the Associated Press Tuesday that he sees the tour as a way to develop a statewide business plan to put people back to work all over the state.

Minnesota has a 7.2 percent unemployment rate, with more than 200,000 people lacking jobs.

The governor says the Fergus Falls trip will be followed by other meetings around the state as he aims to make job creation his main focus. The jobs tour will end with a statewide summit in St. Paul in October.


  1. Pine Citian 08/24/11 at 11:06am

    With unemployment rates higher than the State average in Pine County, it would be nice to see a stop in Pine City on the Governor’s “Jobs Tour”.

  2. Joseph 08/24/11 at 1:34pm

    are roads need repairs here in Duluth, Mn.. Not enough is being done to repair the roads.

  3. Michelle 08/24/11 at 9:37pm

    Hopefully the jobs will be decent pay and full time work so the workers can get health benefits. I know in my area one of the problems is that a lot of jobs only offer part time work and then you dont get benefits and healthcare and you need 2 or 3 part time jobs to make ends meet

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