Polaris earns legislative victory in six states

Polaris customers in Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and West Virginia will now be able to register and/or title the newest off-road vehicle models and ride them on approved state trail and park systems. Goff Public has worked with Polaris for six years to ensure that laws in each state keep up with the innovative products that are released each year.

 

May e-newsletter

Insight is a monthly e-mail publication from Goff Public presenting information about cutting-edge industry trends, our clients, our company, and our community.

Check out our May e-newsletter.

 

Ramsey County connects to TCAAP’s World War II history

The Twin Cities Army Ammunition Plant in Arden Hills was built during World War II to manufacture bullets – some of which were found recently near an old air base in England. The man who found the bullets contacted Ramsey County to learn more about the important role the TCAAP played in the Allies’ war effort. Read the full story from Minnesota Public Radio.

 

Flint Hills International Children’s Festival features new mobile app

Visitors to the Flint Hills International Children’s Festival will now be able to easily find parking, directions, food and information on the many performances at this weekend’s festival, thanks to a new app. We were thrilled to help the Ordway and Flint Hills Resources develop this new tool to help navigate one of the biggest and best children’s festivals in the country. Join us May 31-June 1 in downtown Saint Paul for this free event, follow @FHFest2014 on Twitter, and download the app on iTunes or the Google store.

 

Innocence Project bill passes

Minnesota is now the 30th state to enact a compensation statute for Minnesotans imprisoned for crimes they did not commit. There are two people in recent Minnesota history who have been proven innocent after spending time in prison, Michael Hansen and Koua Fong Lee. Hansen served more than six years in prison, while Lee served nearly three years in prison – before being exonerated. The bill was largely driven by our pro bono client, the Minnesota Innocence Project, which works to free people imprisoned for crimes they did not commit.

 

Pictured (from left to right) are Chris Duffy, exonoree Koua Long Lee, exonoree Michael Hansen, Minnesota Innocence Project’s Managing Attorney Julie Jones, and Elizabeth Emerson.

Q&A with Administration Commissioner Spencer Cronk

Since Spencer Cronk was appointed Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Administration in 2011, he has led efforts to streamline and reorganize state services. Currently, he is in charge of the $272 million state Capitol renovation project, which is expected to be completed in January 2017. Prior to joining the Minnesota government, Cronk served in then-Mayor Bloomberg’s administration in New York City.

The GP Spin recently sat down with Commissioner Cronk to discuss his career and the state Capitol renovation project.

 

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Third annual Dorothy Day Center Breakfast

The Saint Paul business community gathered in support of the Dorothy Day Center at the third annual Dorothy Day Center Breakfast. Our videographer Chris Duffy was there to capture the event. Watch the video here.

Minnesota has third-worst student-school counselor ratio

Minnesota has one school counselor for every 792 students – the third worst ratio in the country. Despite the high demand for school counseling services, counselors are often first to be cut out of tight budgets.This month MinnPost reported on the Minnesota School Counselors Association’s effort to secure state funding for more school counselors.