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Guns, Surplus Priorities Split Dayton, Johnson

A televised debate is one of the last two chances for Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton and Republican candidate Jeff Johnson to make differences known face to face.

10/19/2014

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Governor Hopefuls Answer Nine Questions

The Associated Press invited Gov. Mark Dayton and his GOP challenger, Republican Jeff Johnson, to respond to several questions ahead of the Nov. 4 election. Click to read their verbatim answers.

10/18/2014

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Gov. Dayton Updates State On Ebola Preparedness

With Minnesota home to the largest Liberian population outside of West Africa, there’s growing concern that the deadly virus could travel here. That’s why Gov. Mark Dayton called together a panel of health, public safety and government leaders on Friday to update Minnesota’s plans and preparedness.

10/17/2014

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Johnson Says Dayton’s ‘Lying’ Over Health Rates

Minnesota-based PreferredOne had some of the lowest insurance rates in the country on the MNsure website, but abruptly dropped out in September. Now, it’s raising rates for some customers as much as 66 percent — a jarring “market correction.” Larry Jacobs studies the federal health care law for the Humphrey Institute at the University of Minnesota.

10/16/2014

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Dayton Confers With Federal Officials On Ebola

Gov. Mark Dayton says he’s been in contact this week with federal government officials about his request that Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport be added to advance screening sites for Ebola.

10/16/2014

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Dayton, Johnson Duel Over Vikings Stadium

In their first one-on-one debate of the campaign, two candidates for Minnesota governor squared off in Duluth Tuesday. Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton and his Republican opponent, Jeff Johnson, turned up the heat on each other over which candidate better understands the struggles of middle class voters. But unexpectedly, another big issue just keeps coming back: the Vikings stadium.

10/14/2014

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Podcast Page: 10-14-15 The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee

Miss something from today’s show? Click the link above to head to the PODCAST PAGE for DAVE LEE, click the link above.

10/14/2014

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Dayton Talks On Ebola, MNsure & The ‘Unaware’ Ad

In the wide ranging interview, Dayton responds to questions about developments in Texas where a health care worker has been diagnosed with Ebola, to the controversy surrounding his support for a tax on gasoline, as well as claims by his opponent that he does not know what is in the bills he has signed.

10/12/2014

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Dayton Attends Governor’s Pheasant Opener In Worthington

The annual Governor’s Pheasant Opener took place in Worthington, Minn. Saturday. Gov. Mark Dayton spent the day hunting and was joined by Minnesota veterans for the Wounded Warriors hunt.

10/11/2014

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Clinton Calls On Young Minnesotans To Vote

Democrats Sen. Al Franken and Gov. Mark Dayton are hoping for a boost from former President Bill Clinton. Clinton headlined a get-out-the-vote rally at the University of Minnesota on Friday, calling on young voters to break the pattern of low turnout for Democrats in midterm elections. Speaking to an auditorium packed with college students, Dayton and Franken emphasized policies they’ve pushed to help students.

10/10/2014

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Minnesota Preps For Ebola Threat

Gov. Mark Dayton says Minnesota is as ready as possible to handle an outbreak of Ebola. Dayton met Thursday with cabinet members, airport representatives and health officials to assess the level of the state’s preparedness. The case of Thomas Duncan, a Liberian who died Wednesday of Ebola in Texas, has raised concerns around the country.

10/09/2014

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Dayton Clarifies Gas Tax Stance For Road Repairs

Gov. Mark Dayton is clarifying his call for new gasoline taxes to fund transportation projects.

10/09/2014

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Johnson Brands Dayton As ‘Unaware’ In New Ad

Republican challenger Jeff Johnson is stepping up his criticism of Gov. Mark Dayton with a new ad painting the Democrat as an uninvolved leader.

10/09/2014

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Educators Get Differing Ideas From Dayton, Johnson

Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton pledged Friday to carry on his “no excuses, no exceptions” promise to boost public school funding each year if re-elected this fall. His Republican challenger Jeff Johnson told school leaders they can expect more flexibility with state dollars if he wins.

10/03/2014

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PODCAST PAGE: BE PINK 10-2-14 The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee!

A great day in Wayzata for the BE PINK kickoff breakfast. Click the link above to hear some of the highlights!

10/02/2014

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Time For Close-Ups: Senate, Governor Rivals Debate

A debate doubleheader is on tap in Minnesota. Rivals for the state’s U.S. Senate seat and governor’s mansion are finally in the same rooms Wednesday for debates in their respective races.

09/30/2014

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MN Remembers Firefighters Who Died In Line Of Duty

This year’s service will honor Fire Chief Matthew Frantz, of Rice Lake.

09/28/2014

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Dayton To Convene Minnesota Pheasant Summit

Lifelong pheasant hunter Gov. Mark Dayton plans to convene Minnesota’s first-ever Pheasant Summit later this year to discuss ways to grow the state’s pheasant population.

09/26/2014

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Reality Check: Gov. Dayton’s First 2014 Campaign Ad

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton is airing his first political campaign ad of the year. He takes credit for “coaching” Minnesota to an economic turnaround. But did that really happen? The ad shows Dayton behind the bench, coaching a hockey team (Minnesota) that was down, but not out. It’s mostly true, but it leaves out important details.

09/25/2014

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In Money Chase, Minnesota Dems Keep Upper Hand

Minnesota Democrats have the financial upper hand in an election campaign where the party is seeking to maintain a firm grip on state government power, according to fundraising reports made public Wednesday.

09/24/2014

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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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