Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton is professing embarrassment over his relatively low level of charitable giving last year and says he’ll remedy it this year. Dayton acknowledged personal disappointment Wednesday that his 2012 tax return released a day earlier showed $1,000 in charitable donations.
Cheryl Jick stands in the far corner of Schniepp’s Bar as the bartender rifles through a clear plastic box filled with white cards. Pulltabs in hand, Jick rejoins a group of women at one of the bar’s tables — co-workers from TRW Automotive.
Charitable giving is down in Minnesota, but the state remains one of the most generous in the country.