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Dayton Picks Spokeswoman To Run 2014 Campaign

Gov. Mark Dayton’s current chief spokeswoman will run his 2014 reelection campaign. Katharine Tinucci assumed the job of press secretary when Dayton took office. She had been communications director and deputy manager for Dayton’s 2010 campaign.

05/31/2013

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Are They Biting At Fishing Opener In Park Rapids?

Ron Stahl is glad to be taking part in the annual tradition, despite the fact the weather is not ideal. “It was cool,” he said. “It was windy, and we saw some snowflakes.”

05/11/2013

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Minn. Gov Seeker For Civil Unions Not Gay Marriage

An Orono businessman angling to be Minnesota governor says he supports civil unions for gay couples but wouldn’t back same-sex marriage if faced with a bill legalizing it.

04/25/2013

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Bill To Crack Down On Fake 911 Calls Heads To Gov.

Minnesota lawmakers want the state to start cracking down on phony 911 calls.

04/19/2013

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Minn.’s Kline Says No To Senate, Governor Run

Rep. John Kline, the dean of Minnesota’s GOP delegation in Congress, on Friday ruled out a bid for the U.S. Senate or governor next year, saying he wanted to make his intentions clear so other possible candidates will step forward.

04/19/2013

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Amid Turbulent Session, Dayton Looks To Reelection

Two years as Minnesota’s governor hasn’t made Mark Dayton any more predictable after a long career marked by unexpected decisions and unorthodox moves.

03/31/2013

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Pawlenty Talks Gridlock And Sports On WCCO Morning News

Former Governor Tim Pawlenty splits his time these days in Washington DC for work and at home in the Twin Cities.

03/19/2013

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Effort Afoot To Spur Another Emmer Bid For Gov.

Some Republicans are pining for a repeat campaign for Minnesota governor by former state Rep. Tom Emmer.

02/04/2013

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Dayton: Arming Teachers ‘Defies Common Sense’

Days after the tragedy of the elementary school shootings in Connecticut, the Governor of Minnesota says there’s not much the state can do to regulate weapons.

12/17/2012

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Dayton Has Lunch Date With New Sen. GOP Leader

It’s round two of Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton’s culinary diplomacy. The Democratic governor had a lunch date Friday with state Sen. David Hann.

12/14/2012

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Ventura Supporting Author Who Says Oswald Didn’t Shoot JFK

Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura has lent his high-profile support to an author who says she has proof Lee Harvey Oswald didn’t assassinate President John Kennedy.

12/04/2012

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Looking Back: Mark Rosen Runs For Governor, Changes MN Politics

Politics have changed a bit since 1986. Back then, we didn’t have social media, the Internet or very many third-party candidates. So on the eve of this year’s election, we look back at an unusual one.

11/05/2012

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Wis. Gov. Walker Vs. Union: What’s Next?

Wisconsin’s Gov. Scott Walker was in St. Paul Sunday night for a midwest governor’s conference to promote foreign investment, and couldn’t hide from questions about a judge’s decision striking down his law that took away collective bargaining rights of unions.

09/16/2012

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Minn. Seeks OK To Change Medicaid Health Plan

Gov. Mark Dayton is asking for federal permission to make changes to Minnesota’s Medicaid program to save as much as $151 million over five years.

08/28/2012

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Dayton, Lawmakers To Talk Flood Relief On Friday

Gov. Mark Dayton meets Friday with Republican and Democratic legislative leaders to negotiate an agreement on a special session focused on flood relief.

08/15/2012

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Dayton Calls FEMA Aid Denial ‘Cruel And Wrong’

Promising a swift appeal, Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton is blasting a federal decision to deny aid to homeowners and businesses repair properties from last month’s severe flooding.

07/26/2012

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Fmr. Pawlenty Spokesman Weighs In On Veepstakes

Brian McClung remembers all too well the last time his former boss was in the running for a Vice Presidential position.

07/22/2012

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Gov. Dayton Releases Personal Tax Returns

Gov. Mark Dayton faces re-election in two years, and he recently released his personal tax returns for last year.

07/14/2012

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Talking Points: Pawlenty Says ‘Look Elsewhere’ For VP

You could say former Gov. Tim Pawlenty was left at the alter four years ago when John McCain bypassed him for the No. 2 spot on the GOP ticket, choosing instead Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin.

06/24/2012

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Fmr. MN Gov. Warns Of Voter ID Amendment Dangers

Former Minnesota Gov. Arne Carlson is concerned about what the Voter ID amendment would mean if passed.

06/24/2012

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Pawlenty Says To Look Elsewhere For Potential VP

Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty says he’s told Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign to look elsewhere for a running mate.

06/24/2012

Hamline Professor On National Significance Of Recall Election

Hamline Law Professor and political science expert David Schultz joined Dave Lee on the WCCO Morning News.

06/05/2012

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Reality Check: Minnesota Governors And Their Vetoes

Gov. Mark Dayton’s controversial veto this week of the Republican second tax bill still has some GOP lawmakers fuming. It was the latest in an unusually high number of vetoes. But is Dayton that much different than previous governors? Here’s Pat Kessler’s Reality Check.

05/16/2012

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Former Gov. Jesse Ventura Releases New Book

Just in time for the 2012 election campaign, a political guide from a former Minnesota governor.

05/16/2012

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Wisconsin Governor Releases Better 2011 Jobs Data

Republican Gov. Scott Walker released better 2011 jobs figures on Wednesday in an attempt to rebuff a central argument of those trying to recall him from office that Wisconsin’s economy has suffered under his leadership.

05/16/2012

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