$200K Legal Settlement Over GOP Stance Gets Gov. OKDespite his own reluctance, Gov. Mark Dayton has authorized payment of a $200,000 legal settlement with a former employee of a state ethnic council. Dayton approved the payment even though he said before Thanksgiving he was hesitant to do so following a legislative commission's party-line vote against the deal.
Bruce Dayton, Target Co-Founder & Governor's Father, Dies At 97Minnesota remembers business legend Bruce Dayton, who passed away at his home Friday at the age of 97. He was the last of the Dayton brothers who grew Dayton's Department Store into the Target Corporation. And he is the father of Minnesota's governor, Mark Dayton.
Dayton To Tour Mines In Michigan, S. DakotaMinnesota Gov. Mark Dayton has planned trips to mines in South Dakota and Michigan as his administration prepares for a major decision on whether to advance copper and nickel mining on the Iron Range. Dayton spokesman Matt Swenson told The Associated Press on Wednesday that the governor will tour the Gilt Edge mine in western South Dakota on Oct. 27 and Eagle Mine in northern Michigan on Oct. 30. Dayton's administration is evaluating environmental issues surrounding the proposed PolyMet mine in northeastern Minnesota.
Environmental Groups Urge Dayton To Wade Into Mine ReviewEnvironmental advocates are calling on Gov. Mark Dayton to require stronger environmental protections for a proposed copper-nickel mine in northeastern Minnesota.
Dayton Offers Prospect Of More Reimbursement For BuffersGov. Mark Dayton is trying to find more money to reimburse farmers as part of his proposal for 50-foot buffers along Minnesota's waterways.
Dayton To Take ALS Ice Bucket ChallengeGov. 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.
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.
Parents Say Dayton Told Them To Buy Pot Off The StreetMothers in support of legalizing medical marijuana say Gov. Mark Dayton urged them to buy pot illegally on Minnesota streets to help their severely sick children
Minn. To Review Offer For Reopening National Parks Minnesota officials say they'll review an offer from the Obama administration to let states use their own money to reopen national parks that have been closed by the federal government shutdown.

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