Gov. Mark Dayton

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Dayton Takes Heat For Early Departure

Gov. Mark Dayton is taking heat for avoiding reporters with questions about a key insurance provider’s exit from the state’s health care exchange.

10/23/2014

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Clinton Renews Ties In State She Lost In ’08

Hillary Rodham Clinton urged Minnesota voters Thursday to “just look at the facts” about recent economic and social progress as they decide the re-election fates of Gov. Mark Dayton and Sen. Al Franken and turn back scare tactics and negative television ads.

10/23/2014

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Hillary Clinton Is Minnesota-Bound To Help Dayton

Hillary Rodham Clinton is heading to Minnesota to raise money for fellow Democrat Gov. Mark Dayton.

10/17/2014

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Gov. Mark Dayton, Jeff Johnson Answer 9 Questions

The Associated Press invited Gov. Mark Dayton and his GOP challenger, Republican Jeff Johnson, to respond to several questions ahead of next month’s election. Here are their verbatim answers.

10/17/2014

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Michelle Obama To Campaign In North Minneapolis

Details have been released about first lady Michelle Obama’s plans to campaign in Minnesota next week for Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton and Sen. Al Franken. The Minnesota DFL Party announced that Mrs. Obama would appear at a get-out-the-vote rally on Tuesday at Patrick Henry High School in north Minneapolis.

10/16/2014

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Report: Minn. Added 7,000 Jobs Last Month, Unemployment Hit 8-Year Low

The last monthly check-up on Minnesota’s job picture before the November election is being released. State officials planned to publish employment statistics Thursday that cover September.

10/16/2014

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Minnesota Officials Open $28M Wastewater Plant

Officials in northeastern Minnesota are celebrating the opening of a $28 million wastewater treatment plant. The Central Iron Range Sanitary Sewer District held a ribbon cutting and open house Wednesday to commemorate the new facility serving Chisholm, Buhl, Kinney and Great Scott Township.

10/16/2014

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Barring Change, 2-Way Governor Debate In Store

Something different is about to happen in a Minnesota governor’s race: A head-to-head debate. For the first time in at least four campaigns, the Democratic and Republican nominees were gearing up to go one-on-one.

10/14/2014

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GOP Nominee Johnson Gets Help From NJ’s Christie

Minnesota Republican Jeff Johnson is getting a high-profile assist in the governor’s race from New Jersey’s Chris Christie. Three events Monday were aimed at giving Johnson a lift in his race against Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton.

10/13/2014

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Gov. Dayton Attends 1st Meeting For Child Abuse Task Force

Gov. Mark Dayton took part in the first meeting of the Governor’s Task Force on the Protection of Children Monday morning. The Task Force is made up of legislators, county representatives, children’s advocates, attorneys and child protection experts from across the state.

10/13/2014

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Ebola Screening Urged For Minn. Airport

Gov. Mark Dayton and Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken wrote to the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, asking that Minneapolis be added to the five international airports that began screening this past weekend.

10/13/2014

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With Flu Season On The Way, Minn. Preparing For Ebola, Too

A nurse is now a patient after becoming the first person to catch the Ebola virus in the United States. Here in the Twin Cities, hospitals have precautions in place in case the Ebola virus spreads to Minnesota.

10/12/2014

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Minneapolis Police Group Endorses Gov. Dayton

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton’s re-election campaign got a boost Sunday with an endorsement from a major law enforcement group. The Police Officers Federation of Minneapolis announced the endorsement Sunday afternoon, saying Dayton has fought for money to help keep – and hire – police officers across the state.

10/12/2014

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No Political Natural, Dayton Somehow Endured

Win or lose in the November governor’s election, Democrat Mark Dayton is in the final turn of a campaign run spanning four decades. It’s a chase that made a big dent in a personal fortune, dealt him humbling defeats and regularly exposed him to public ridicule.

10/11/2014

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More Voters Are Turning In Ballots Early

Election Day is about three weeks away and early voting is already proving to be more popular this year. The Secretary of State’s Office has released new numbers saying they’ve accepted more than 22,000 absentee ballots.

10/10/2014

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