Governor Mark Dayton
With just eight weeks left in the race for Minnesota governor, both parties are trying to cast the other’s nominee as too extreme: Republicans say Gov. Mark Dayton is beholden to labor unions, while Democrats are chastising Jeff Johnson as being a right-wing supporter of the tea party.
John Hines sits in for Dave Lee and finds out about severe weather in Central Minnesota.
A visit from the Governor and more….click the link above to listen back to Monday highlights from Dave Lee at the Fair.
The Minnesota Fair marks the unofficial kick-off of the fall election campaigns. Both Governor Mark Dayton and his Republican challenger, Jeff Johnson, are making their case in person with fair goers.
Gov. Mark Dayton says he’s disappointed that some Minnesota restaurants are pushing costs of a minimum wage increase on their customers. Dayton told Minnesota Public Radio’s Morning Edition Thursday that he thinks the decision is tacky.
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President Obama has declared a disaster in eight Minnesota counties damaged by flooding, unleashing federal funds to help repair millions in damages. June and July storms hit more than 50 of the state’s 87 counties, costing Minnesota an estimated $55 million for flood response and repairs.
Prairie Home Companion and the tales of Lake Wobegon are celebrating 40 years. Saturday night, to commemorate the anniversary, Prairie Home Companion returned to the site of its very first broadcast. The radio show with Garrison Keillor was back at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minn.
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Initial estimates from recent flooding across Minnesota put the public infrastructure damage at $32 million, with more assessments to come that will push the total up. Gov. Mark Dayton and his emergency managers provided the estimate Tuesday. They said it makes them confident that the state would be eligible for federal assistance to offset costs of response and recovery. Flooding damage was seen in nearly half of Minnesota’s counties.
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By most accounts, MNsure’s rollout was a disaster. But six months after signups began, CEO Scott Leitz says the online marketplace has turned a corner. “We’re continuing to grow at about 1,000 people per day who we’re enrolling through MNsure, so we’re continuing to see growth, and it’s only going to get more as we move into the fall open-enrollment period,” Leitz said.
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton is off to Washington for high-level meetings and a presidential tribute to the Minnesota Lynx, the WNBA’s reigning champs. Dayton was scheduled to be in the capital city for two days, starting Wednesday. His itinerary included a meeting with Minnesota’s two senators and the secretary of the Interior about federal funding for the multi-state water project that is vital to southwestern Minnesota.
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