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Governor Dayton Talks With WJON News About The Budget, Bonding Bill, Vikings Stadium [AUDIO]

Governor Mark Dayton spent some time on Thursday afternoon talking with WJON news about a variety of issues. The State Legislature is on Passover/Easter break this week. He says they'll have a lot of work to get done with they return to the Capitol on Tuesday, but he says it's been a good session so far.

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Dayton Reports Earning Over $672,000 In 2010

Gov. Mark Dayton has released 2010 income tax returns which show he made $671,724 last year. Dayton's office released his state and federal returns Tuesday.

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Minnesota DNR Seeking Higher Fish, Game License Fees

Officials with the Department of Natural Resources have a message for Minnesota hunters and anglers: We need more money. They're stumping for higher license fees, a provision that's part of Gov. Mark Dayton's budget proposal.

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House Committee To Review Photo ID For Voting Bill

A proposal to require that all Minnesotans have a photo ID before voting has been making progress at the Capitol. The House Transportation Committee holds a hearing Monday on the bill sponsored by Republican Rep. Mary Kiffmeyer.

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Minnesota Lawmakers Approve Green Acres Changes

Minnesota lawmakers have approved changes to a state program meant to hold down property taxes in rural Minnesota. The Senate approved the changes Thursday on a bipartisan vote of 45-15.

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Dayton, GOP Want Number Crunchers To Find Fraud

Gov. Mark Dayton's administration is seeking number crunchers to find fraud and waste in state programs including the Medicaid health program for the poor.

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Governor Dayton Starts Civil War Commemoration Task Force

Gov. Mark Dayton has set up a Civil War Commemoration Task Force.Dayton said in a release that the task force will conduct public educational programs and encourage Minnesota organizations to participate in and develop programs that help expand appreciation for the Civil War.

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New Minnesota Law Eases Shift Swaps By Airline Workers

Workers for Delta Airlines and other air carriers will have more leeway to trade work shifts when a new Minnesota law takes effect Friday. Gov. Mark Dayton signed a bill Thursday that exempts airlines from a state statute requiring overtime pay for workers who put in more than 48 hours a week, in cases when the employees voluntarily agree to swap scheduled hours.

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Franken Visits Stillwater As He Considers Bridge

A decades-old debate over a new St. Croix River bridge is drawing U.S. Sen. Al Franken to Stillwater. The Democrat from Minnesota visits the city on Saturday to meet with local officials and tour the 80-year-old lift bridge. Franken hasn't taken a position on a long-delayed proposal.

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Mayor Kleis Lobbies Governor Dayton Live On WJON: Hear Their Conversation [AUDIO]

St. Cloud Mayor Dave Kleis talked with Governor Mark Dayton live on WJON this (Friday) morning on his weekly radio show. They talked about money for a bonding bill, Local Government Aid, extending the Northstar Commuter Rail line, and an offer for Kleis to head-up a new commission.

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