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Pillsbury State Forest, photo courtesy of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Pillsbury State Forest, photo courtesy of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
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Dayton Sees Storm Damage, Says Brainerd’s Open For Business

After meeting with resort owners who were hit by recent severe thunderstorms, Gov. Mark Dayton declared the Brainerd lakes area "open for business." Dayton visited the Brainerd area Friday. Reports say he took a helicopter survey of the damage and heard the concerns of resort owners.

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(Photo: Joshua Akkerman, WJON)
(Photo: Joshua Akkerman, WJON)
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Hefty Roster Of Public Works Projects Lands Before Lawmakers

Jostling has begun among Minnesota cities, counties and state government agencies to get road projects, nature trails, amphitheaters, prison repairs and much more into a public-works borrowing plan.

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Governor Dayton To Sign Bills Avoiding Government Shutdown

Gov. Mark Dayton says he will sign the bills passed by a special legislative session, avoiding a government shutdown.

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Questions Of Timing, Votes Rise Up As Leaders Shape Budget

Rank-and-file Minnesota legislators are clamoring for time to digest newly assembled budget bills constructed in private before the Legislature returns for a quick special session to adopt them.

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Jerry Carlson -- Cashing in on the spring panfish bonanza is an enjoyable time of the year for many anglers.
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Governor’s Fishing Opener Festivities Underway [AUDIO]

Explore Minnesota's Alyssa Ebel joined Jerry Carlson and I Thursday to talk about the Governor's Fishing Opener. Alyssa is the organizer of the event at Lake Vermillion this year. The events begin today and continue through Saturday.

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Minnesota DNR, photo by WJON.com's Jim Maurice
Minnesota DNR, photo by WJON.com's Jim Maurice
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DNR Officials Promote Dayton’s Outdoors Budget Proposal

Officials with the Department of Natural Resources are touting Gov. Mark Dayton's proposal to boost funding for fish, wildlife, outdoors and enforcement programs, including more conservation officers.

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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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