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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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Dayton Orders State Capitol To Reopen Today

Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton is ordering the state Capitol and State Office Building to reopen to the public in advance of a special session to end the state's government shutdown. Dayton's order calls for the buildings to reopen at 9 a.m. today.

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Frustrations Over Shutdown Run High As Governor Dayton Comes To St. Cloud [AUDIO]

Hundreds of people showed-up at Apollo High School in St. Cloud today (Tuesday) to hear from Governor Mark Dayton, and to voice their concerns over the state government shutdown.

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Governor Dayton Travels To Push His Side In Government Shutdown

Governor Mark Dayton has plans to travel around Minnesota this week as the state's government shutdown continues, even as he says he's ready to return to budget talks with legislative Republicans.

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Republicans Oppose Dayton’s Latest Budget Offer

Gov. Mark Dayton and top Republicans met again Wednesday without meaningful progress toward resolving the budget dispute that has shut down state government. House Speaker Kurt Zellers and Senate Majority Leader Amy Koch say the negotiations went backwards when Dayton made an offer for either an income tax increase for top earners or a cigarette tax increase.

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Dayton Seeks Wednesday Breakthrough As Shutdown Looms

Governor Mark Dayton says Wednesday is the day for "final breakthroughs" in budget negotiations with Republican legislative leaders, with a government shutdown two days away. The Democratic governor and lawmakers wrapped up talks on health and welfare programs Tuesday afternoon with a plan to continue negotiating on Wednesday.

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