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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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Dayton – Vikings Should Pay More For New Stadium

Gov. Mark Dayton says the Minnesota Vikings should pay up to half the cost of a new stadium. That's more than the team has publicly committed for a stadium.

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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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