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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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Injured Police Dog Will Witness Minnesota Bill Signing

Major the police dog will help usher in a new Minnesota law that calls for stiffer penalties for harming or killing public safety animals. Gov. Mark Dayton planned to sign a bill with the changes on Tuesday.

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Native Great Lakes unionid mussel encrusted with zebra mussels. (Photo by GLERL and NOAA)
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DNR Bill Takes Aim At Invasive Species In Minnesota

Gov. Mark Dayton and the state's natural resources commissioner are unveiling legislation aimed at preventing the spread of invasive species in Minnesota. Zebra mussels and Asian carp are among the species concerning the state's outdoors managers.

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Fuller Minnesota Budget Picture To Emerge This Week

Last week, brought high-altitude budget numbers from Republicans in charge of the Legislature. This week brings the nitty-gritty details at Minnesota's Capitol.

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Minnesota Senate Oks Shellito As Veterans Affairs Head

Larry Shellito has been confirmed by Minnesota's Senate as state Veterans Affairs commissioner. The former leader of the Minnesota National Guard won approval on a voice vote on Thursday.

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Dayton Approves Extended Unemployment Benefits

Gov. Mark Dayton has signed a law keeping Minnesota's jobless eligible for 13 weeks of extended federal unemployment benefits. The Democratic governor signed the bill into law on Wednesday, saying the extension is "vitally important."

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Dayton Calls WCCO-AM Radio Slot Offer ‘Insulting’

Gov. Mark Dayton says the decision by WCCO-AM to offer him a less attractive time slot than it offered previous governors is "insulting to the people of Minnesota." Dayton said Wednesday that he hoped a weekly show would allow an ongoing dialogue with Minnesotans.

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