Dayton Commits To Full Term If Voters Re-Elect Him If voters grant Gov. Mark Dayton four more years, he says he'll stick around for all of them. Dayton told The Associated Press in an interview this month that he's heard the rumors he'd leave office before the end of a second term and catapult running mate Tina Smith into the top job. He says it's not true.
Parade Of Partners Starts In Minn. Governor's RaceRepublican Dave Thompson's selection of a running mate starts a parade of political pairings in Minnesota's race for governor. Thompson on Thursday announced that Michelle Benson, a fellow state senator, joined his ticket.
Dayton Expects Minn. Running Mate Pick 'Shortly' Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton says he has had preliminary conversations with potential running mates and hopes to choose one "shortly."
Lt. Gov. Prettner Solon Says No To 2nd TermMinnesota Lt. Gov. Yvonne Prettner Solon says she won't join Gov. Mark Dayton in his bid for a second term. Prettner Solon announced her decision Tuesday. She says she'll finish her term. The former state senator from Duluth brought northern Minnesota appeal to Dayton's first run in 2010.
1-14-14 The Morning Take On The Morning News With Dave LeeIs Yvonne Prettner Solon stepping away from the Capitol? Click the above link to listen to THE MORNING TAKE.
Dayton Meets With Lt. Gov. About Fall Ballot PlanMinnesota Gov. Mark Dayton is hearing directly from his lieutenant governor about whether she'll join him in a re-election run. Lt. Gov. Yvonne Prettner Solon was to meet with her fellow Democrat on Monday about the fall ballot plan. She was wavering about whether to seek a new term along with Dayton.
1-10-14 The Morning Take On The Morning News With Dave Lee Is Yvonee Pretnner Solon out as Lt. Governor? Click the above link to listen to the Podcast..... Is Yvonee Pretner Solon out as Lt. Governor?
Minn. Lieutenant Gov. To Reveal Political Plans Minnesota Lt. Gov. Yvonne Prettner Solon says she's made up her mind about whether she'll run again with Gov. Mark Dayton this year, but won't announce her decision until next week.
Minn. Panel Suggests More Capitol Gun NotificationA state security panel backed the idea of more regular permit checks for gun owners who want to carry weapons in the State Capitol, but fell short of votes Tuesday on a proposal to ban guns altogether in certain state government buildings or areas.
Dayton: Lt. Gov Decision On 2014 Run Months AwayMinnesota Gov. Mark Dayton says he doesn't expect his lieutenant governor to decide for months on whether she'll run with him for a second term. The first-term Democrat addressed the issue Tuesday after Lt. Gov. Yvonne Prettner Solon was quoted last week wavering about trying for re-election.
Minn. Capitol Gun Carrying Policy To Get ReviewA task force studying security at Minnesota's Capitol is starting a review of regulations for having firearms in the building. The Advisory Committee on Capitol Security has two hearings planned on the topic, the first coming Wednesday. Next week, the panel expects to take public testimony.
Minn. Lt. Governor Heads To Germany On Energy TripMinnesota Lt. Gov. Yvonne Prettner Solon is part of a delegation traveling to Germany to meet with experts and policymakers about renewable energy. Prettner Solon and the rest of the group leave for Berlin on Saturday.