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Dayton Appoints Top Staffer to Economic Development Post

Gov. Mark Dayton's economic development chief is stepping down. Dayton announced Thursday that Department of Employment and Economic Development Commissioner Katie Clark Sieben would step down April 22.

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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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Dayton: Federal Funds Allow For Free GED Testing Until July

Minnesota residents without a high school diploma are now able to take the GED test for free for the next several months. Gov. Mark Dayton announced Wednesday morning that additional federal funding will allow up to 2,000 people in Minnesota to take the GED test for free through July 2016.

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Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News
Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News
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Black Leaders See Business Fund, Summer Jobs to Close Gaps

Leaders from Minnesota's black community have answered Gov. Mark Dayton's call to assemble a plan tackling economic gaps.

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(Governor Mark Dayton at SCSU's Somali Night.) Photo By: Chrissy Gaetke, WJON
(Governor Mark Dayton at SCSU's Somali Night.) Photo By: Chrissy Gaetke, WJON
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Governor Dayton Visits SCSU’s Somali Night [VIDEO]

Governor Mark Dayton spoke at the 9th Annual Somali Student Association's Somali Night tonight (Saturday) at St. Cloud State University.

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With Dayton’s Signature, Lawmakers to Begin ID Upgrade Talks

Gov. Mark Dayton has signed into law a bill that sets in motion some upgrades to Minnesota driver's licenses.

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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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Dayton Says He Would Veto Bill to Re-open Private Prison

Gov. Mark Dayton says he'd veto a bill this year to re-open a private prison in western Minnesota.

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Dayton Eyes Surplus for Broadband, Tax Cuts and Education

Gov. Mark Dayton is putting his spending wish list at the feet of the Legislature. The Democratic governor released his budget proposal for 2016 on Tuesday. It includes $100 million for expanding broadband Internet infrastructure and another $100 million spread among dozens of programs meant to tackle persistent racial economic disparities.

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Photo: Lt. Governor's Office
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Lt. Gov. Smith Breaks Down How Dayton’s Jobs Bill Would Impact St. Cloud

Governor Mark Dayton's plans to improve various areas of the state's infrastructure will be discussed at this year's legislative session. Lieutenant Governor Tina Smith visited WJON to discuss the impact Dayton's plans would have on the St. Cloud area.

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