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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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Reduced Drug Sentences, Syrian Refugees, Special Session [POLL]

We talked with Republican State Senator John Pederson of St. Cloud about three big stories in the news this week:

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Dayton: Administration Won’t Demand Senate GOP Office Move

As far as Gov. Mark Dayton is concerned, Senate Republicans can keep their offices where they're at. Dayton commented Tuesday on a declaration by GOP senators that they'd forgo a move to the new Senate Office Building when it opens early next year.

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Dayton Out With 10-Point Plan to Rescue Pheasant Population

Gov. Mark Dayton is out with a 10-point plan for turning around a long decline in Minnesota's pheasant population, with some steps already underway and other goals that will be closely tracked for signs of progress.

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Knoblach: Funding for All Day Pre-K ‘Not Going to Happen’

The battle over education for four-year-olds has both sides digging in their heals. Governor Mark Dayton has vetoed the Education bill, because it didn't include funding for statewide all-day Pre-K. Republican Jim Knoblach is the chair of the House Ways and Means Committee. He says that's just not going to happen.

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Minnesota Transportation Commissioner Charlie Zelle addresses St. Cloud community leaders.  Photo by Lee Voss, WJON News
Minnesota Transportation Commissioner Charlie Zelle addresses St. Cloud community leaders. Photo by Lee Voss, WJON News
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Commissioner Stops in St. Cloud to Tout Dayton’s Transportation Plan

Minnesota Transportation Commissioner Charlie Zelle made a stop in St. Cloud today to share Governor Mark Dayton's long range transportation plan to community leaders.

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Simple Goal of Pheasant Summit: How To Get More Birds

Minnesota's pheasant population has been on a long-term decline. Gov. Mark Dayton is hoping the first Minnesota Pheasant Summit this weekend can change that.

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