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2-5-14 The Morning Take On The Morning News With Dave Lee

What happened last night at a caucus in Minneapolis? Hit the link above to listen to today’s MORNING TAKE.

02/05/2014

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Gov. Dayton Names Close Adviser As Running Mate

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton is turning to a trusted adviser to be his running mate as he seeks a second term. Dayton has chosen Tina Flint Smith, his chief aide since he took office in 2011, to replace Lt. Gov. Yvonne Prettner Solon. Prettner Solon didn’t want to serve a second term.

02/04/2014

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2-4-14 The Morning Take On The Morning News With Dave Lee

The Morning Take remembers Joan Mondale. Click the link above to listen.

02/04/2014

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Minn.’s Dayton To Name New Running Mate Tuesday

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton has picked his new running mate and will announce the decision on Tuesday. Dayton’s campaign said the new political team would appear at a union hall near the Capitol. The Democrat seeking a second term is replacing Lt. Gov. Yvonne Prettner Solon on this year’s ticket after she said she would only serve one term.

02/03/2014

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Minn. Sen. Sieben Dismisses Idea Of Lt. Gov Run

A Minnesota state senator mentioned prominently as a running mate for Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton says she doesn’t want the job.

01/31/2014

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Resentment On Day 2 Of Shutdown; Politicians Respond

Wednesday marked day two of the federal government shutdown, and there’s growing anger about it. Congress and the President still haven’t come to an agreement, and there are no signs the end will be anytime soon. Meanwhile in Minnesota, top leaders are scrambling to adjust to possible impacts at home.

10/02/2013

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Big Names Populate Mayo Expansion Board

Gov. Mark Dayton and the Mayo Clinic turned Tuesday to heavy hitters in business and politics to run a new governing authority that will oversee the medical facility’s ambitious Destination Medical Center expansion in Rochester, which is billed as the state’s largest-ever economic development project.

07/23/2013

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Dayton Officials Highlight Cost-Cutting Changes

Gov. Mark Dayton’s administration is highlighting quick bureaucratic changes they say have already saved the state tens of millions of dollars.

02/22/2013

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Talking Points: Gov. Dayton’s Sales Tax Proposal

In the coming weeks, Gov. Mark Dayton will be trying to sell his new tax plan. The plan would reduce the current sales tax rate from 6.8 percent to 5.5 percent, while increasing the number of goods and services that will be taxed.

01/27/2013

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Minn. Business Leaders Prepare For DFL In Charge

Gov. Mark Dayton’s chief of staff is telling Minnesota’s business leaders that tax increases must be part of solving the state’s chronic budget problems.

01/09/2013

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Dayton Names Team To Guide Governor Transition

The advisers that will lead Democrat Mark Dayton’s transition to a possible governor’s administration are familiar names in the party.

11/08/2010