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Dayton: I’ll Call Stadium Special Session by November

Governor Mark Dayton says he will call a special legislative session for a vote on a Vikings stadium bill even if there is not a specific proposal tied to one of several proposed sites.

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Governor Dayton Hosting ‘Jobs’ Summit in St. Cloud

Governor Mark Dayton is coming to town tomorrow (Tuesday), looking for ideas on how to create jobs. Dayton is calling his visit a "Regional Economic Development Summit". He'll be at the St. Cloud Technical and Community College at 10:00 a.m.

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Dayton, Senators Tour Boundary Waters Fire Damage

Firefighters returned to the front lines of a wilderness wildfire burning in northern Minnesota early Friday, after calling a truce overnight.

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Dayton Asks Congress for Help with Invasive Carp

Governor Mark Dayton says it's urgent for Minnesota to stop invasive Asian carp from spreading widely into its waters. Dayton convened what was billed as a "carp summit" Monday, where a Department of Natural Resources specialist outlined an action plan that would include permanently closing the Upper St. Anthony Falls lock and dam to prevent the fish from getting upstream.

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Dayton Asks Minnesota Schools To Pause Ahead Of 9/11

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton is encouraging schools statewide to observe a moment of silence Friday ahead of the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

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Dayton Would Support Vikings Stadium Referendum

Gov. Mark Dayton says he would support letting Ramsey County voters weigh in on a proposed sales tax increase for a new Vikings stadium. Stadium backers have been working on a plan that would not allow voters a say in building a Vikings stadium in Arden Hills.

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Shutdown Over, Dayton To ‘Do What I Can’ On Jobs

Governor Mark Dayton starts a statewide jobs tour next week hoping to build a legacy as a jobs governor, with last month's government shutdown behind him. The first-term Democrat will kick off the tour in Fergus Falls on Wednesday.

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Dayton Names Foley Woman To Early Learning Council

Gov. Mark Dayton has picked a Foley woman to be part of a 22 member Early Learning Council he established earlier this year. Foley Elementary Principal Maria Erlandson has been named to the council.

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Dayton Visits Farmfest, Promotes Farm Exports

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton says he hopes to boost the state's farm exports when he goes on a couple of trade missions this fall. Dayton spoke Tuesday at the annual Farmfest show in southwestern Minnesota. He says Minnesota's agricultural economy generates about $16 billion a year and that exports are a big part of that.

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Governor: Vikings Stadium Bill ‘Incomplete’

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton says the new stadium plan presented this year by the Vikings and Ramsey County was "incomplete and unsatisfactory." Dayton's remarks came Wednesday at a news conference to discuss the state budget.

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