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Dayton Aides: Money There To Cover Flood Costs

Existing emergency accounts are probably sufficient to cover state costs related to severe June flooding and avoid the need for a special session of the Minnesota Legislature. That message was delivered Tuesday by Gov. Mark Dayton’s administration.

09/09/2014

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Dayton: Diversion Plan Needs Better Communication

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton said Wednesday the notion that Minnesota and North Dakota residents who live upstream from a proposed Red River diversion project are being sacrificed for commercial development in Fargo has some merit. Backers of the project disagree, saying it is meant to protect the current residents.

09/03/2014

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5 Things To Know About The Midterm Election

With any luck, Minnesota has two months left in its election season. Then again, the state is accustomed to high-profile races that go into overtime. It just so happens that two recount survivors, Democratic Sen. Al Franken and Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton, share a ballot this fall in respective re-election bids.

09/01/2014

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Dayton Urges Feds To Step In On Grain Delays

Gov. Mark Dayton is urging the federal government to step in on railroad delays hitting Minnesota grain farmers. A growing backlog of railroad shipments cost corn, wheat and soybean farmers $109 million in lower prices this spring, according to a University of Minnesota study.

08/27/2014

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Petition For Bird-Safe Glass On Vikings Stadium Signed By 76,000

Minnesota’s Audubon Society says thousands of people are concerned about birds hitting the large glass windows that will be in the new Vikings Stadium.

08/26/2014

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Dayton, Johnson Get Big Public Money For Race

Gov. Mark Dayton and Republican challenger Jeff Johnson are getting big infusions of public money for their campaigns. Dayton received $534,000 in public subsidies in his bid for a second term, while Johnson took in about $389,000.

08/26/2014

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5 Things To Know About Minnesota’s Primary Races

The primary election cleared up some intriguing questions and immediately set up some new ones. Before Minnesota digs in for the 12-week slog to November, here’s a quick rundown of the highlights in Tuesday’s races.

08/13/2014

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Decision Day For Minnesota’s GOP Governor Hopefuls

Republicans hoping to deny Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton a second term first must settle on a nominee in a primary Tuesday without a runaway favorite. Hennepin County Commissioner Jeff Johnson had the party’s endorsement that he hopes will pay off amid an expectedly light turnout.

08/12/2014

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5 Things To Know About Minnesota’s Primary

Minnesotans — at least a few of them, anyway — will take a short break from summer to tend to Tuesday’s primary election. Here are 5 things to know about the election

08/11/2014

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Primary Eve Brings Frenzied Final Push For Votes

The Republican candidates hoping to unseat Gov. Mark Dayton later this fall are in a last-minute scramble to lock up votes. The four major candidates worked cafe counters, manned phone banks and surfed talk radio Monday in a primary that has no breakaway favorite.

08/11/2014

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Dayton: 6 Minnesota Governor Debates Sufficient

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton says gubernatorial debates should focus on other candidates until voters in next week’s primary choose a Republican to run against him. The Democratic incumbent spoke about the race Thursday during his annual appearance at the FarmFest trade show.

08/08/2014

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Minnesota Nets $5 Million To Fix Flood-Hit Roads

Another $5 million in federal assistance is bound for Minnesota to help repair roads and bridges damaged by severe flooding in June. Gov. Mark Dayton’s administration said Thursday that the emergency repair money is on top of $5 million previously released by the Federal Highway Administration.

08/07/2014

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Johnson Draws Fire As GOP’s Governor Primary Nears

Jeff Johnson has become the punching bag in the Minnesota Republican primary for governor — and he’s just fine with that. The Hennepin County commissioner is increasingly catching flak from three competitors. Johnson takes it as a sign he’s out front in a race that has gone months without a clear favorite. Tuesday’s primary winner will face Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton in November’s election.

08/07/2014

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Dayton Aims To Increase State’s Disabled Workforce

More workers with disabilities may find jobs with Minnesota under a new order from Gov. Mark Dayton. Dayton’s executive order this week directs state agencies to hire more employees with disabilities.

08/07/2014

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Dayton Declares Saturday Sir Paul McCartney Day

Saturday is Sir Paul McCartney Day in Minnesota. Gov. Mark Dayton issued that proclamation as the ex-Beatle prepares to perform at Target Field in Minneapolis.

08/02/2014

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