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Dayton Requests Disaster Declaration After Tornado

Gov. Mark Dayton is asking President Barack Obama for a major federal disaster declaration after damages from Sunday's tornado have been estimated at over $16 million. Dayton says he sent a letter to Obama on Friday, asking for the declaration for Hennepin and Anoka Counties.

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Bill to Loosen Coal Power Restrictions Vetoed By Dayton

Gov. Mark Dayton has vetoed legislation that would have allowed more coal power in Minnesota. Dayton, a Democrat, rejected the bill on Friday, saying it was "unwise and unnecessary." It's drawn criticism from Republicans in the Legislature.

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Dayton Administration Starts Shutdown Preparations

State agency commissioners in the administration of Gov. Mark Dayton are preparing for a possible state government shutdown in case the governor and legislative Republicans can't settle on a state budget by the end of June.

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Governor Dayton Declares Emergency After Twin Cities Tornadoes

Gov. Mark Dayton has declared an emergency for the Twin Cities after a tornado struck Minneapolis and nearby suburbs. Dayton signed an emergency executive order on Tuesday, continuing the state's emergency response for the affected areas and directing state agencies to help local governments respond to the disaster.

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Dayton Strongly Opposes Gay Marriage Ban

Gov. Mark Dayton says he opposes outlawing gay marriage in the Minnesota Constitution "with every fiber of my being" and believes an amendment to do so will be defeated if it ends up on the statewide ballot.

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Dayton, Lawmakers Huddle Over Vikings Site

Gov. Mark Dayton and several of his Cabinet members met behind closed doors with legislative sponsors of a new Vikings stadium as they try to make the team's site choice in Arden Hills viable in the waning days of the legislative session.

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Dayton Buys Fishing License Ahead Of Minn. Opener

Gov. Mark Dayton and Lt. Gov. Yvonne Prettner Solon are now licensed for Saturday's fishing opener. The first-term governor picked up his fishing license at the Department of Natural Resources headquarters in St. Paul on Wednesday. He was accompanied by Natural Resources Commissioner Tom Landwehr.

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Veterans Bill Prompts Clash; Budget Work Remains

Gov. Mark Dayton and GOP negotiators for a state government spending bill are clashing over potential cuts to veterans programs with two weeks left in the regular session.

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Minn. House Passes New Limits On Abortion

The Minnesota House has passed new restrictions on abortion but fell short of the votes needed to override a likely veto by abortion rights supporter Gov. Mark Dayton.

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Dayton Meets With Vikings Owners On Stadium Push

Gov. Mark Dayton says he met with Minnesota Vikings owners Zygi and Mark Wilf to discuss state funding of a new football stadium and that he hopes two remaining proposed sites are narrowed to one soon.

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