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Dayton: Use Cigarette, Corporate Taxes for Stadium

Gov. Mark Dayton is proposing that lawmakers use new revenue from taxes on cigarettes and corporate income to shore up the state's share of the new Minnesota Vikings stadium. Dayton's revenue commissioner unveiled the latest proposal Thursday in the House-Senate tax conference committee.

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Camp Ripley Fights Fires, Guard Actived to Assist Around the State

The Camp Ripley Fire Department battled two fires within the training area of the camp, while Gov. Dayton activated the National Guard to help fight other fires around the state.

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Dayton Signs Emergency Fire Assistance Order

Gov. Mark Dayton has signed an emergency order to help the Minnesota Interagency Fire Center fight wildfires around the state.

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Dayton To Sign Gay Marriage Bill Tuesday

Gov. Mark Dayton says he will sign a bill legalizing gay marriage in a ceremony on the Capitol steps on Tuesday. The governor's staff announced his plans just moments after the state Senate passed the bill Monday.

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Governor Dayton to Attend Kentucky Derby

Gov. Mark Dayton is traveling to Kentucky this weekend for a meeting of the Democratic Governors Association where he also has plans to take in the Kentucky Derby.

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Robert Raupp
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Governor Appoints Raupp as District Court Judge

Benton County's attorney is moving to the other side of the bench. Governor Mark Dayton today (Thursday) appointed Robert Raupp as District Court Judge in the Seventh Judicial District.

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The parking lot behind the Mexican Village will now become a parking ramp thanks to state bonding money. Photo by WJON.com's Jim Maurice
The parking lot behind the Mexican Village will now become a parking ramp thanks to state bonding money. Photo by WJON.com's Jim Maurice
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St. Cloud Convention Center Included in Dayton’s Bonding Plan

A $109 million commitment to Capitol preservation is the biggest element of Gov. Mark Dayton plan for Minnesota-financed construction projects. His wish list outlined Monday also includes substantial funding for new labs at public universities, a new building on the Minneapolis Veterans Home campus and civic center improvements in Mankato, Rochester and St. Cloud.

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Governor Mark Dayton, Getty Images
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Dayton to Outline Construction Project Wish List

State Capitol repairs, civic center expansions and veterans home upgrades are all expected to have a place in Gov. Mark Dayton's plan for Minnesota-financed construction projects. Dayton has dropped those hints and others ahead of Monday's official release of his wish list. He has said he would press for $750 million in state borrowing.

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Governor Mark Dayton, photo by WJON.com's Jim Maurice
Governor Mark Dayton, photo by WJON.com's Jim Maurice
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Governor Mark Dayton Fielded a Variety of Questions During St. Cloud Stop [AUDIO]

Central Minnesotans had their chance to talk directly to Governor Mark Dayton this (Tuesday) evening in St. Cloud, during the third stop in his "Budget for a Better Minnesota" tour.

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David Lillehaug
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Dayton Taps Lillehaug for Minnesota High Court

Gov. Mark Dayton has appointed former U.S. Attorney David Lillehaug to the Minnesota Supreme Court. Dayton announced his pick Tuesday. Lillehaug, of Minneapolis, has been working as a private attorney for the last decade and has longstanding ties to the Minnesota DFL.

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