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GOP Zeroing In On MNsure In Governor’s Race

After more problems at Minnesota’s online health care exchange, the Republican candidate for Minnesota governor says if he’s elected, he’ll make drastic changes to MNsure. And Jeff Johnson is pressing Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton to do more to stop premium hikes for small businesses. MNsure’s largest and lowest cost provider — PreferredOne — said this week it’s dropping out of the health exchange for financial reasons.

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Dayton: Vikings’ Peterson Reversal Is Right

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton says the Vikings’ overnight decision to put running back Adrian Peterson on hiatus was the right move.

09/17/2014

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Criticism Mounting For Vikings, Adrian Peterson

For as long as he’s been in the NFL, Adrian Peterson has been one of the most popular and most marketable stars in the league, an approachable superstar with the kind of inspirational comeback story that made him an endorser’s dream.

09/16/2014

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Gov. Dayton: Vikings’ Peterson Is ‘Embarrassment’

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton says Vikings running back Adrian Peterson should have stayed suspended until an accusation of child abuse was resolved in the legal system.

09/16/2014

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Ads In Minnesota Governor Race Not Candidates’

Democrat Mark Dayton and Republican Jeff Johnson are the stars of television ads in their race for Minnesota governor. But neither can claim ownership of the spots because outside groups have done all of the airing so far. Research by The Associated Press shows that Dayton is among only eight of 28 governors seeking re-election who has yet to go live with his own ads. Johnson is also in the minority as a challenger without a steady commercial presence by now.

09/15/2014

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In Gov Race, Different Views On Incentive Programs

Bursting at the seams, executives at surgical device maker Cardiovascular Systems Inc. knew they needed to double their physical space and double their workforce. The big question was where.

09/14/2014

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Diversion Group Tries To Calm Waters With Letter

Opponents of a nearly $2 billion Red River flood control project that would mostly benefit North Dakota’s largest city, Fargo, have enlisted the support of two powerful allies.

09/14/2014

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Dayton Holds Preventative ‘Propane Summit’

The winter of 2013 was the coldest in 50 years. And before it was over, businesses and homeowners faced a fuel crisis like never before. That’s why the Gov. Mark Dayton called a “Propane Summit” with industry reps, railroads and farmers on Tuesday.

09/09/2014

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Minnesota Chamber Backs Republican Johnson

Minnesota’s Chamber of Commerce on Friday backed Republican Jeff Johnson over Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton as the business community weighs how big a role to play in the governor’s race.

09/05/2014

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Free, All-Day Kindergarten Starts In Minn.

For the first time in Minnesota, free all-day kindergarten is available to students across the state. Gov. Mark Dayton welcomed students at Garden City Elementary in Brooklyn Center Tuesday morning on their first day of school.

09/02/2014

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A Fair For All: Accessibility On The Fairgrounds

After travelling a single block at the Minnesota State Fair, it’s clear “The Great Minnesota Get-Together” is a gathering meant for all. Brienna Schuette, the Minnesota State Fair’s marketing and communication director, says they make changes every year to insure increased accessibility.

08/31/2014

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2 Views Of State Economy Shade Governor Race

As Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton makes the case for a second term, a major theme he’s pressed is that the state economy has outperformed most of the Upper Midwest on his watch. How voters view the economy will go a long way in determining how Dayton, a Democrat, fares in November. Republicans concede things have turned around but they say the recovery has been far from robust. There’s no shortage of ways to measure the economy, and each side will spend the next 10 weeks debating whether the glass is half-full or half-empty.

08/23/2014

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Hennepin, Ramsey Added To Disaster Declaration

Hennepin and Ramsey counties have now been added to a presidential disaster declaration for damage from flooding and severe storms this summer. Gov. Mark Dayton’s office says adding the two counties means 37 counties and three tribal governments are now eligible to receive federal and state aid to recover from damage to public infrastructure. Dakota County is still assessing its damages.

08/21/2014

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Political Candidates See Opportunity At State Fair

Political candidates foraging for fall votes are settling in at the Minnesota State Fair. With more than 1.7 million people expected to roam the grounds during the 12-day run, candidates for governor, senator and other offices are shaking hands and spreading their messages.

08/21/2014

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Dayton To Take ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Gov. Mark Dayton plans to chill out at the Minnesota State Fair by taking a bucket of ice water over his head. Dayton spokesman Matt Swenson said Tuesday the governor accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge after being egged on by Minnesota Twins owner Jim Pohlad. Dayton will do it on live radio during Thursday’s opening day of the fair.

08/20/2014

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