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St. Cloud Hosting Clean Water Conference

Nearly 1,500 operation specialists and industry officials are in St. Cloud this week for the 33rd Annual Water & Wastewater Conference at the River's Edge Convention Center.

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Dayton Unveils Bonding Bill Project Proposals

Governor Mark Dayton has released his list of bonding projects for Minnesota. Among the projects are the usual categories of colleges and universities construction, roads, natural resources and public safety.

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Dayton Stresses Stability, Caution with $1.4 B Surplus

Gov. Mark Dayton is urging financial restraint even with a $1.4 billion budget surplus.

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Governor Dayton Declares October 22 “Jacob Wetterling Day”

Governor Mark Dayton announced today (Friday) that October 22, 2016, will be recognized as "Jacob Wetterling Day" in the state of Minnesota.

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Photo courtesy of Jesse Roehl
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Benton County Gets State Disaster Aid

Governor Mark Dayton has approved state disaster assistance for 10 central Minnesota counties following July storms which brought severe storms, flooding and high winds to the region.

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(Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON)
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Dayton Visits St. Cloud, Local Projects Rest on Special Session [VIDEO]

Governor Mark Dayton made a stop in St. Cloud today (Friday) on his tour across the state urging area legislators to compromise on terms for a special session.

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Dayton Renews Call for Water Quality Funding in Minnesota

Gov. Mark Dayton is again pushing to improve water quality in Minnesota with increased public involvement and more state spending. Dayton on Monday declared this week as Water Action Week in Minnesota.

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Governor Mark Dayton, Photo by WJON.com's Jim Maurice
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As Urgency Fades, Dayton Checks Outlook of Special Session

It's time for a special session status check. Gov. Mark Dayton was set to meet with legislative leaders Thursday morning to discuss his hopes for an emergency session before the Legislature's scheduled March 8 return.

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$3.5 Million Emergency Response Training Center Planned For Camp Ripley

A new facility to help fire departments learn how to fight an oil train fire is being planned for Camp Ripley. Governor Mark Dayton has included $3.5 million for the project in his bonding proposal. Don Kerr is the Director of Military Affairs for the Minnesota National Guard. He says it would simulate a small town setting.

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Dayton Leaves Friedrich Park Request Out of Bonding Proposal

Governor Mark Dayton didn't include $6-million to upgrade George Friedrich Park in his bonding proposal.

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