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Big Numbers Shape Outgoing Budget Official’s Work

The departure of a top state finance official is triggering a shakeup in Gov. Mark Dayton’s cabinet. Minnesota Management and Budget Commissioner Jim Schowalter will step down for a job in the private sector, the governor announced Wednesday.


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Minn. Senate To Vote On Dayton Cabinet Picks

The state Senate planning votes on whether to confirm two of Gov. Mark Dayton’s cabinet members.


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Minn. Panel Signals Rough Ride For Dayton Adviser

A key Senate panel declined to recommend Gov. Mark Dayton’s pick to head the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission on Thursday, in the first signal that the Republican-led Senate could reject a member of the Democratic governor’s cabinet.


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Dayton Names Chief Labor Mediator, Fills Cabinet

With the appointment Tuesday of Josh Tilsen and two other commissioners, Dayton has made all the necessary appointments to fill the two dozen executive posts that make up his Cabinet.


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Dayton Names Heads For Education, 2 Other Depts.

Gov.-elect Mark Dayton has named his choices to head the state’s Education, Health and Pollution Control agencies.


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Dayton: Expect Me In Trenches, Not On ‘Throne’

Minnesota Gov.-elect Mark Dayton plans to name his lead budget adviser as he makes a spurt of picks to a mostly empty cabinet.


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GOP-Led Senate Has Say On Dayton Cabinet

Making it through Gov.-elect Mark Dayton’s selection process might not be the toughest part for the next generation of state agency heads.



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