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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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New Mercury Law For Minnesota Begins Friday

Makers of thermostats that contain mercury will now be taking on greater responsibility for keeping their products out of the garbage and sewer system, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency announced Tuesday.

07/29/2014

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Dems Have Money Edge In Key Minnesota Races

Minnesota Democrats enjoy campaign cash advantages in all races for statewide office as the party seeks to keep its current grip on state government power. The latest batch of fundraising reports was released Tuesday, two weeks ahead of a primary election that will set November matchups.

07/29/2014

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Gov. Dayton Paid More In Taxes, To Charity In 2013

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton paid nearly $106,000 in state and federal taxes last year, and upped his charitable giving, too. Dayton released his 2013 tax returns on Wednesday, following his routine of doing so since he was a candidate in 2010.

07/23/2014

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Dayton Seeks Pre-Election Release Of MNsure Rates

Gov. Mark Dayton announced Tuesday he is pushing to release prices for the state’s health insurance exchange on Oct. 1, more than six weeks before Minnesotans can start picking more plans — and a month before they head to the polls.

07/22/2014

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Minnesota Governor’s Race Eases Into TV Ad Phase

Republican candidate Scott Honour has put up a round of television ads ahead of next month’s primary election to determine his party’s nominee for governor. Honour adviser Pat Shortridge says the ads are airing statewide on cable television, specifically the Fox News Channel.

07/16/2014

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State To Learn If Lagging Revenue Pattern Persists

Minnesota finance officials are releasing the latest details on state tax collections after a few months of disappointing figures. The quarterly update due Thursday covers revenue for April, May and June.

07/10/2014

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Damage Assessments Start In 4 Minnesota Counties

Teams from the state and federal emergency management offices are headed to four Minnesota counties to start adding up the damage from recent storms and flash flooding. The surveys were starting Tuesday and Wednesday in Jackson, Nobles, Renville and Rock counties.

07/01/2014

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Folks Across The State Are Holding Up In The Flood Fight

From the top of the state, to the bottom, Emergency Management Director Kris Eide has seen firsthand the damage the flooded has caused. “We thought we’d dodged a bullet,” Eide said. Eide was referring to the fact that floods usually happen in the spring and not summer. She said while the work of previous sandbagging has taken its toll, there is still more work to be done.

06/24/2014

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Another Day In Flood Ravaged Farm Fields For Gov. Dayton

Gov. Mark Dayton spent another day in waterlogged farm fields in southern Minn. getting a firsthand look at flood damage. . The Governor was on WCCO Radio with Esme Murphy Friday afternoon. “Forty percent of the farm land has been destroyed or damaged. Bridges and culverts wiped out. And of course people are dealing with loss of crops, and livestock,” Dayton said. “It’s really awful.”

06/20/2014

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National Guard Sends Help To Southern Minn.

The Minnesota National Guard is sending 20 soldiers to Henderson, Minn. to assist with flood response. Henderson is among the towns in southern Minnesota that suffered damage due to torrential rains that plagued the state over the last week. The soldiers will provide assistance by watching over flowage channels, levee watch and lift stations.

06/20/2014

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Top Minnesota Officials To Survey Flood Damage

Minnesota elected officials are headed out to gauge damage from widespread flooding caused by sustained, heavy rains. Gov. Mark Dayton planned to join Minnesota Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken and U.S. Rep. Tim Walz on Friday.

06/20/2014

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Dayton To Discuss Flooding In Mankato, Owatonna

Gov. Mark Dayton has canceled plans to visit Marshall, where he was going to attend a groundbreaking for the Southwest Minnesota Regional Sports Center. Instead, he’ll l meet with local officials and emergency responders in Mankato and Owatonna to assess flood damage in south-central Minnesota.

06/19/2014

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Northern MN Hit Hard By Heavy Rain, Flooding

Our recent stretch of spring storms has toppled trees and brought down power lines across Minnesota, but the biggest threat of all with the rain has been flooding. Far northern Minnesota has been one of the spots hit hardest by the spring rain.

06/17/2014

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Cash Dash: Dayton Still Out Front In 2014 Money

Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton is proving an advantage of incumbency with a sizable cash-on-hand edge over the Minnesota Republicans looking to topple him. Dayton entered June with more than $753,000 in the bank, according to finance reports made public Tuesday.

06/17/2014

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