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Governor Mark Dayton, photo courtesy of the Minnesota News Network
Governor Mark Dayton, photo courtesy of the Minnesota News Network
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Dayton Fills Top Post to Boost State Workforce Diversity

Gov. Mark Dayton has hired a new state official to help make Minnesota's workforce more diverse. Dayton announced the selection of James Burroughs as the state's chief inclusion officer.

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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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Dayton to Visit Ely Weeks After he Shot Down Proposed Mine

Gov. Mark Dayton plans to meet with officials on the Iron Range just weeks after he dealt a blow to a proposed copper-nickel-precious metals mine near the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.

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Governor Mark Dayton, photo courtesy of the Minnesota News Network
Governor Mark Dayton, photo courtesy of the Minnesota News Network
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Dayton: No Cause for Alarm but Need for Action on State IDs

Gov. Mark Dayton says a federal warning that Minnesota driver's licenses eventually won't be accepted at airport checkpoints should spur state lawmakers into action.

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Mark Dayton speaks in the St. Cloud Great River Regional Library. (Dan DeBaun, WJON)
Mark Dayton speaks in the St. Cloud Great River Regional Library. (Dan DeBaun, WJON)
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Dayton Seeks Special Session for Steelworkers

Gov. Mark Dayton wants a special session to extend unemployment insurance for laid-off steelworkers. The Democratic governor sent a letter to leaders in the Senate and House Wednesday explaining that unemployment benefits are running low for some of those workers. Dayton's office confirmed the letter to reporters Thursday.

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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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Dayton Prepared to Make His 3rd Minnesota Supreme Court Pick

Minnesota's highest court is about to welcome its newest member. Gov. Mark Dayton is scheduled to name a new Supreme Court justice Tuesday afternoon. It's his third pick overall for the top court and will fill the vacancy being left by Justice Alan Page's retirement.

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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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Dayton Readies Veto Pen For Education Bill As Deadline Nears

Minnesota's Legislature has sent an education budget to Gov. Mark Dayton's desk where it's likely to meet his veto pen.

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Governor Mark Dayton and DEED Commissioner Katie Clark Sieben (Photo courtesy of Governor Mark Dayton's Office)
Governor Mark Dayton and DEED Commissioner Katie Clark Sieben (Photo courtesy of Governor Mark Dayton's Office)
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Dayton Threatens Veto of Budget Bill Over Campaign-Law Part

Gov. Mark Dayton is threatening to veto a state agency budget bill if Republicans don't agree to remove a part that would ditch candidate spending limits and undo current restrictions on where their donations originate.

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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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Dayton Lashes Out at GOP for Fixating on Cabinet Raises

Gov. Mark Dayton regards stinging criticism from legislative Republican over his raises for agency commissioners as being done out of revenge.

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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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Dayton Won’t Rule Out Medical Marijuana Changes

It'll be six months before Minnesota's medical marijuana program goes live, but Gov. Mark Dayton says he's willing to consider pleas to expand the list of qualifying health conditions.

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Hannah Foslien, Getty Images
Hannah Foslien, Getty Images
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‘Sniper’ Estate to Appeal Ventura Defamation Case

The estate of "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle is seeking an appeal after a federal jury ruled in favor of former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura in a defamation case.

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