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Dayton Expects Minnesota Budget Talks To Pick Up Speed

Gov. Mark Dayton says he expects budget talks with top Republican lawmakers to pick up in the coming days. The Democratic governor said Tuesday that his breakfast meeting with GOP legislative leaders was "constructive."

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Plan For Revamped Minnesota Congressional Map Advances

A Republican-drafted plan to revamp Minnesota's eight congressional districts has moved through a state House committee. The proposal was approved by the House Redistricting Committee on a 7-5 party-line vote Tuesday after being made public the day before.

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Analysis Finds High Costs At Proposed Vikings Site

The Minnesota Department of Transportation says it would cost the state at least $175 million and possibly more to fix highways and roads around a proposed site for a Vikings stadium in Ramsey County.

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Dayton, Republicans Still Circling On Minn. Budget

Gov. Mark Dayton says he's still waiting for legislative Republicans to send him a budget so they can start negotiating. The Democratic governor held a news conference Friday to push the GOP majorities for their fix for a $5 billion deficit.

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Senator Pederson – ‘We’re Heading Toward A Special Session’ [AUDIO]

A State Senator from St. Cloud believes the legislature is heading toward a special session. While on WJON this (Friday) morning Senator John Peterson says he is less optimistic than ever, after Governor Dayton made a comment that he was willing to call a special session -- if the budget proposal doesn't include a tax increase for the state's highest earners.

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Opat – Hennepin County Won’t Pursue Vikings Stadium

The Hennepin County board chairman says his county is out of the running as a possible local funding partner for a new Minnesota Vikings stadium this year.

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Governor Dayton Open To Casino In Downtown Minneapolis

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton says he's open to the idea of a state-run casino in downtown Minneapolis' Block E, but says more of the proceeds would need to go to the state.

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Dayton – Would Sign Vikings Bill Before Budget Done

Gov. Mark Dayton says he would sign legislation for a new Vikings stadium even if lawmakers blow a deadline to finish the budget. Dayton told reporters at the Capitol Wednesday that he would act if lawmakers complete a stadium bill, even if the budget is still undone.

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Dayton Says Minnesota Vigilant After Bin Laden’s Death

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton says state public safety officials are being extra watchful after an American force killed Osama bin Laden.

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Flags To Fly At Half-Staff For Fallen Minnesota Soldier

Gov. Mark Dayton has ordered flags flown at half-staff at Minnesota state and federal buildings Thursday in honor of Army Spec. Joseph Alan Kennedy of St. Paul.

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