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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‘Unsession’ Plan Tackles Laws Deemed Old, Outdated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 Mark Dayton's administration deemed outdated, unnecessary or just downright cumbersome.

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Dayton Wants Money to Help Students Pay for Lunch

Gov. Mark Dayton says the state should provide additional funding to ensure all Minnesota schoolchildren have access to lunch after a report found some districts deny it.

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Dayton Administration Postpones Elder Nursing Rule

A set of Medicaid rule changes regarding care for the poor and elderly that were to take hold Wednesday have been delayed by Gov. Mark Dayton's administration.

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Minnesota Officials Confirm Two New Trade Office Sites

Brazil and South Korea will have an extra Minnesota presence starting next year. The Department of Employment and Economic Development announced Tuesday that those countries would be home to two new foreign trade offices.

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Dayton Now Open to Broader Minnesota Special Session

In a sudden reversal, Gov. Mark Dayton says he's open to expanding the scope of a possible special session to include the repeal of a new sales tax on farm equipment repair.

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Tuition Freeze Provides Help For Students [AUDIO]

College students in Minnesota will be getting a temporary break as lawmakers recently passed a tuition freeze for all MnSCU schools and the University of Minnesota.

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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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Top 5 at 7:45; 5 Voices That Arn’t Commanding

WJON's Top 5 at 7:45 takes a look at the 5 voices that don't meet the requirements of a recent Wall Street Journal study on commanding leaders.

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