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As Minnesota State Races Go, Light Year For TV Ads

Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton and Republican challenger Jeff Johnson are out with their first general-election campaign ads with about six weeks left in their race.

09/24/2014

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Dayton Asks For Added ND Oil Train Safety

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton wants added safety measures for oil trains leaving North Dakota. Dayton made the request Tuesday in a letter to North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple.

09/23/2014

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GOP’s Johnson Has $866K Ready For Governor’s Race

Republican gubernatorial candidate Jeff Johnson says he has $866,000 in the bank for his campaign to defeat Gov. Mark Dayton.

09/23/2014

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Dayton Has Crucial Union Edge In Governor’s Race

Gov. Mark Dayton got a hero’s welcome Monday from union workers at the Minnesota AFL-CIO Conference in St. Paul. Dayton, Minnesota’s first Democratic governor in two decades, told convention delegates he delivered what he promised – jobs.

09/22/2014

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In Wake Of Boy’s Abuse Death, Changes Come To Child Protection

After a 4-year-old Pope County boy died last February as a result of child abuse, the state is taking a closer look at the child protection system.

09/22/2014

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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.

09/18/2014

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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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