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Dayton Calls For Felony-Level Penalties Against Poachers

Gov. Mark Dayton wants to crack down on poachers with tougher criminal penalties and longer license revocations.

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Republican leaders discuss 10-year $7-billion road and bridge plan. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News).
Republican leaders discuss 10-year $7-billion road and bridge plan. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News).
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Republican Leaders Present $7 Billion Road and Bridge Plan [AUDIO]

Republican leaders have begun promoting their long term proposal on transportation funding. Today (Monday) Senator John Peterson and other leaders gathered at Spee-Dee Delivery to present their 10-year, $7-billion road and bridge plan.

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Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News
Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News
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After Falling Out, Dayton and Bakk Try to Patch Things Up

Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk says he and Gov. Mark Dayton had a private chat where the Capitol's two most powerful Democrats committed to moving on after a public feud.

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Dayton Cries Foul on Move to Delay Commissioner Raises

Gov. Mark Dayton is objecting to the state Senate's vote to delay hefty raises for members of the governor's cabinet.

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Dayton Urges Swift Action on Flood-Aid Package

Gov. Mark Dayton says his administration needs Minnesota legislators to quickly approve a relief package for recovery costs related to last summer's severe flooding.

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Flags Fly at Half-Staff to Remember Pearl Harbor

Gov. Mark Dayton is ordering that U.S. and state flags be flown at half-staff to remember the attack on Pearl Harbor and honor the Americans who died in World War II.

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Governor Mark Dayton, Photo by WJON.com's Jim Maurice
Governor Mark Dayton, Photo by WJON.com's Jim Maurice
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Dayton Aims to Increase State’s Disabled Workforce

More workers with disabilities may find jobs with Minnesota under a new order from Gov. Mark Dayton.

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Dayton Cancels Visit to SW Minnesota Due to Storms

Gov. Mark Dayton has canceled a planned trip to view flood damage in southwestern Minnesota due to forecasts for more severe weather.

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UPDATE: Hazmat Team Responds to Minnesota Governor’s Home

The state Department of Health says preliminary tests show a white powder found in an envelope opened at the Minnesota governor's residence was not a biological threat or toxin. The department has ruled out agents such as ricin or anthrax but will continue monitoring the sample for about 10 days to try to identify it, according to a statement late Monday.

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Governor Mark Dayton and DEED Commissioner Katie Clark Sieben (Photo courtesy of Governor Mark Dayton's Office)
Governor Mark Dayton and DEED Commissioner Katie Clark Sieben (Photo courtesy of Governor Mark Dayton's Office)
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‘Unsession’ Plan Tackles Laws Deemed Old, Outdated

It's illegal in Minnesota to sell fruit in the wrong-sized container. Bug deflectors must be a certain size and color. Motorists can't drive in neutral. Those are just a sampling of 1,000 state laws or procedures Gov. Mark Dayton's administration deemed outdated, unnecessary or just downright cumbersome.

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