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Dayton Takes Message Around Minnesota, Republicans Attack

Gov. Mark Dayton is taking his push for a top-tier tax hike around the state Thursday as a budget standoff with Republicans continues. The Democratic governor is visiting Austin, Mankato, Moorhead and Duluth to highlight local cuts he says would result from the GOP's budget.

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Dayton Vetoes Marriage Amendment In Symbolic Move

Gov. Mark Dayton has vetoed the bill that calls for a statewide vote next year on a constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage, but acknowledged it's a symbolic move and he can't keep it off the ballot. Last week the Legislature put the marriage amendment on the 2012 general election ballot.

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Dayton Signs Bill To Allow Beer Sales At Breweries

Gov. Mark Dayton has signed a bill making changes to state liquor laws that will allow Minnesota breweries to sell pints of beer on-site. The omnibus liquor bill that Dayton signed Tuesday includes a provision sought by Surly Brewing Company, based in the Minneapolis suburb of Brooklyn Center.

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No Budget Deal Makes Minnesota Special Session Certain

A special session for Minnesota lawmakers is a certainty after the Legislature adjourned without a budget deal between Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton and Republicans who control the House and Senate.

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Legislature Sends Governor Dayton A Budget, A Veto Likely

The Minnesota Legislature has sent a full set of budget bills to Gov. Mark Dayton. The Senate finished passing its last three budget bills Thursday afternoon when it approved funding packages for environmental programs and parks; highways, roads and transit programs; and higher education.

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Dayton Vetoes GOP-Drafted Redistricting Maps

Gov. Mark Dayton has vetoed Republican-drafted maps for new Minnesota congressional and legislative districts, making it likely the state's once-a-decade redistricting process will end up in the courts.

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Dayton Signs Law Expanding Day Care CPR Training

A new Minnesota law requires more CPR training for teachers and staff in child care centers. The law is named after a 4-year-old named Hannah Kozitza, who died last year after choking on a grape at a North Mankato day care.

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Minnesota Senate Sends Redistricting Bills To Dayton

The state Senate has sent Gov. Mark Dayton bills that alter the boundaries of Minnesota's eight congressional districts and 67 legislative districts, but they are likely to draw a veto from the Democratic chief executive.

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Gap on budget between Dayton, lawmakers persists

They had breakfast together, but the Governor and top Republican lawmakers are still split over taxes and spending as the clock ticks closer to adjournment.

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NFL Commissioner Meeting With Governor Dayton Today

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is meeting with Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton today to discuss the NFL contributing to the cost of a Viking Stadium. The Vikings have come to an agreement with Ramsey County as a local partner to help build a $1.1 Billion dollar stadium in Arden Hills.

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