Gov. Mark Dayton

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Gov. Dayton: Team Will Be Mostly Intact For 2nd Term

Gov. Mark Dayton expects most of the agency commissioners that served in his cabinet in his first term will remain on board. Dayton said Monday that he’s optimistic “that most are going to stay, most have been asked to stay and most want to stay.”

11/24/2014

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Dayton Kicks Off Holiday Week With A Pair Of Turkeys

Gov. Mark Dayton kicked off Thanksgiving week with some help with two fine, feathered friends. A pair of turkeys joined in on the festivities at the State Capitol on Monday, both about 16 weeks old.

11/24/2014

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Mountain Iron To Host 2015 Deer Opener

The city of Mountain Iron has been selected to host the Governor’s Deer Hunting Opener in 2015. The Minnesota Deer Hunters Association made the announcement Friday — a day before this year’s deer season begins.

11/07/2014

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Daudt, Dean Angle For Top Job In House

There will be competition among Republicans for who leads the party’s new House majority. Minority Leader Kurt Daudt of Crown and former Majority Leader Matt Dean of Dellwood both say they’re running to be House speaker when the Legislature returns to action. They are asking for support from the 72-member caucus, which meets Friday to pick its leadership.

11/05/2014

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Why Did Minnesota Buck The Republican-Leaning National Trend?

The day after the election was a great day for Republicans, except in Minnesota. Nationally, Republicans won control of the U.S. Senate and boosted their majority in the U.S. House. For the first time since President Obama took office, he will face a Congress with Republicans in control of both houses.

11/05/2014

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Calls For Cooperation To See Test At State Capitol

The party’s over for Minnesota Democrats. After two years of calling the shots in state government — a span in which they legalized gay marriage, raised the minimum wage and launched a state-run health exchange — their new reality is one of shared control with Republicans who gained a state House majority.

11/05/2014

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Daudt Puts Focus On Practical In Split Government

The leader of the House Republican majority-in-waiting says a detailed governing agenda will come later and the focus in the next two years needs to be on the practical.

11/05/2014

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Big Prize In Minnesota Election: State House

Election Day arrived in Minnesota with Democrats feeling good about sweeping the biggest races in the state — for governor and U.S. Senate — and perhaps all of the statewide offices. But the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party was fighting a rear-guard action to hang on to the Minnesota House, with plenty of incumbents at risk and Republicans needing just seven seats to bring back divided government for the first time since 2012.

11/04/2014

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Johnson Wishes Dayton Well After Falling Short

Republican gubernatorial candidate Jeff Johnson says he’s wishing the victor, Democratic incumbent Mark Dayton, success because he wants Minnesota to succeed. Johnson lost his bid Tuesday to oust Dayton after a single term.

11/04/2014

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Minnesota Democratic Gov. Dayton Wins Second Term

Democrat Mark Dayton won a second term Tuesday as Minnesota governor in the capstone race of his long political career. He defeated Republican challenger Jeff Johnson, a Hennepin County commissioner who portrayed Dayton as having been around too long and bungling several issues while in office.

11/04/2014

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Minnesota Gov. Dayton Chases 2nd Term In Final Run

Democrat Mark Dayton waited Tuesday to learn if Minnesota voters would rehire him as governor, the first time the veteran politician has asked to keep an elected job. His Republican opponent, Hennepin County Commissioner Jeff Johnson, looked to vault past the incumbent after playing catch-up the entire campaign.

11/04/2014

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1 Year Later, MNsure Remains A Hot Topic For Candidates

We’re a year into MNsure. The largest and cheapest carrier is out, the rates are going up and critics continue to call it a failure. What could this mean for the midterm elections? No matter how you feel about MNSure, it has provided for a lot of back and forth between the candidates this election season.

11/04/2014

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Dayton, Johnson Show Fire In Final Governor Debate

Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton and Republican nominee Jeff Johnson ended their series of debates Friday much like they began, with the incumbent hailing big-picture successes and his rival saying too many things went awry over the past four years.

10/31/2014

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Governor’s Mansion Hosts Trick-Or-Treaters

Gov. Mark Dayton says the gates of the governor’s residence on Summit Avenue will be open from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, and several local companies have donated goodies for the kids.

10/31/2014

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Last Chance For Governor Candidates To Get Digs In

Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton and Republican rival Jeff Johnson are holding their final face-to-face debate before Minnesota voters decide the election. Friday’s debate on Twin Cities Public Television’s “Almanac” program is the fifth time they have met on stage.

10/31/2014

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