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Governor Dayton Downs 2nd GOP Tax Plan

A second attempt by Minnesota Republicans to craft a tax-cut bill has met the same fate as the first. Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton vetoed the legislation Monday, days after the Legislature left town for the year.

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Governor Dayton Signs $975 Million Stadium Bill

Gov. Mark Dayton has signed a bill to build a nearly $1 billion stadium for the Minnesota Vikings. Dayton signed the bill to cheers Monday during a ceremony attended by the NFL team's owners and several key legislators.

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Dayton to Sign Vikings Stadium Bill on Monday

Tomorrow will be another big day at the Capitol for Vikings fans — as Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton signs the stadium bill into law. Dayton has been one of the biggest cheerleaders for the new $975 million project, which won final legislative approval Thursday after years of failed attempts.

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Dayton Signs Bonding Bill

Gov. Mark Dayton has signed a nearly $500 million public works package that includes money for college buildings, flood prevention and local roads and bridges. Dayton had wanted more projects as a boost to Minnesota's construction industry, but he said the bill was better than nothing as he signed it Friday.

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Governor, Vikings’ Jared Allen Rally Fans Before Stadium Vote

Gov. Mark Dayton and Minnesota Vikings defensive end Jared Allen are among those rallying residents ahead of a Minnesota House vote on a new stadium agreement.

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Dayton Oks Poker, Horse Race Gambling Expansion

Poker players will be able to find more seats and place bigger bets in horse track card rooms and Minnesota Indian tribes will get permission to simulcast live racing. Gov. Mark Dayton signed a bill Friday that expands gambling in both ways. It stems from a deal between the owners of Minnesota's Canterbury Park and operators of lucrative tribal casinos.

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Dayton Quickly Strikes Down GOP Tax Bill

Minnesota. Gov. Mark Dayton has vetoed a Republican-crafted tax plan that contained breaks for businesses but would have taken money from the state's rainy day reserves.

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Seniority Still Rules in Minnesota Teacher Layoffs

Gov. Mark Dayton has vetoed a bill that would have let schools lay off teachers based on their performance rather than simply on seniority. Dayton vetoed the bill Thursday.

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Dayton Praises Planned House, Senate Stadium Votes

Gov. Mark Dayton is praising the decision by Republican legislative leaders to allow a vote on the Vikings stadium proposal in the House and Senate. Dayton says Thursday it will allow Minnesotans to hold legislators accountable for what he calls a momentous decision.

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Mood Acrimonious as Vikings Stadium Talks Continue

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton plans to meet with GOP legislative leaders a day after they proposed a new approach to financing a Vikings stadium. The Democratic governor called the proposal "a hare-brained scheme" and "extremely, extremely disappointing" and says he'll meet with lawmakers Wednesday afternoon.

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