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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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Dayton Seeks Meeting With Hutchinson Tech CEO

Gov. Mark Dayton says he wants to meet with the chief executive of the Hutchinson company that's cutting hundreds of jobs in the coming months. Hutchinson Technology Inc., which makes disk drive components, announced plans this week to consolidate some of its manufacturing operations at a new plant in Eau Claire, Wis.

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Dayton Won’t Have Radio Show; All Bids Rejected

Gov. Mark Dayton won't have a weekly radio show after rejecting all proposals to air the show. The Democratic governor released the rejected bids Tuesday, showing that WCCO-AM, the flagship carrier for shows by former Govs. Tim Pawlenty and Jesse Ventura, offered Dayton a 7 a.m. Saturday slot instead of 9 a.m. Fridays.

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Dayton To Sign Minnesota Teacher License Bill Into Law

Legislation creating alternative licensing for teachers gets Gov. Mark Dayton's signature Monday, creating a new path into the profession for nontraditional teachers and midcareer professionals.

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Minnesota Panel Delves Into Dayton’s Public Works Bill

Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton's $1 billion public works bill gets its first look in the Republican-controlled Legislature on Wednesday. The House Capital Investment Committee holds the first hearing on Dayton's recommendations for civic centers, college labs, flood protection, roads and bridges paid for by state-issued bonds.

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Target Revises Political Giving Policy After Flap

Target Corp. has revised its policy concerning political giving a few months after a controversy over its $150,000 donation to a business group that was backing a conservative Republican candidate for Minnesota governor.

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A Fee Here, A Fee There In Dayton’s Minnesota Budget

A closer look at Gov. Mark Dayton's budget reveals a smattering of fee increases on Minnesota consumers and industry professionals more likely to pass than his giant income tax proposal.

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Dayton, Republicans Take Budget Views On The Road

Gov. Mark Dayton and Republican legislative leaders hopscotch across Minnesota on Wednesday to pitch opposing views on the Democratic governor's budget. Dayton starts in Duluth and stops in Moorhead, Mankato and Rochester where he will appear with local mayors. Republican Senate Majority Leader Amy Koch and House Speaker Kurt Zellers are traveling in the opposite direction to the same cities to criticize the plan.

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