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Dayton Says Little Public Support for Gas Tax Hike

Gov. Mark Dayton says he does not support an increase in Minnesota's gas tax "at this time" despite the recommendations of a task force which included his new transportation commissioner.

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Dayton Seeks Money to Refurbish Capitol

Gov. Mark Dayton says finishing the restoration of Minnesota's Capitol is a top priority for state construction projects in the coming two years. The Democratic governor told The Associated Press in an interview Friday that he will seek $209 million for work on the aging 107-year-old Capitol in a bonding bill.

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Governor to Push Domestic Partner Benefit

Gov. Mark Dayton says he plans to include same-sex domestic partner benefits in Minnesota's state employee contracts. Dayton, a gay-rights supporter, told The Associated Press in an interview Friday that he will put the benefits on the table in contract negotiations due to start in a few months.

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Dayton Opposes Eased Marijuana Laws

With other states moving to relax marijuana laws, Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton remains resistant to allowing possession of the drug for medical or recreational use in his state. The Democratic governor addressed the issue in a wide-ranging interview Friday with The Associated Press.

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Dayton Not Inclined to Redo Vikings Stadium Plan

Gov. Mark Dayton is downplaying the slow start to a gambling expansion that is the main financing tool for a new Minnesota Vikings football stadium. Dayton on Thursday said he has no plans to revisit the stadium financing plan when lawmakers return in January.

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Dayton: Don’t Be Surprised If I Try to Tax Wealthy

Gov. Mark Dayton says it's "very likely" he will push again for higher state income taxes on the state's wealthiest residents next year.

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Dayton Pardons Melrose Turkey, Touts Bird Industry

Gov. Mark Dayton has given a Minnesota turkey its walking papers just in time for Thanksgiving. Dayton "pardoned" a Minnesota-grown turkey on Tuesday at a brief ceremony in his office.

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Dayton: Vikings Weren’t Forthright About Seat Fees

Gov. Mark Dayton is not retreating from his vow to fight the Minnesota Vikings if they try to charge new big fees to season ticket holders to help fund the new football stadium.

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Dayton to Unveil Grants for Construction Projects

Gov. Mark Dayton says he will announce Thursday which local construction projects will get a slice of a $47.5 million state grant fund. The governor is making the final picks after local governments submitted nearly 100 projects that didn't make it into a public works bill earlier this year.

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St. Cloud to Announce New Manufacturer

St. Cloud officials are holding a news conference tomorrow morning(Tuesday-today) at 11:00 to announce a manufacturer who plans to open in St. Cloud.

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