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Auditor suggests legal clarity on governor use of state plane

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ST. PAUL -- State law is not clear on whether Minnesota's governor can use a state airplane to travel to political events, the legislative auditor said today.

The auditor scolded Gov. Mark Dayton for taking a campaign aide with him to Bemidji and International Falls in 2012. Dayton’s office admitted that was a mistake and said it will not happen again.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.
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