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Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton takes the oath of office Monday in St. Paul. AP Photo

Dayton calls for unity in solving the issues facing the state and its residents

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Mark Dayton's first sp-eech as the governor of Minnesota illustrated the problems he faces.

While calling for teamwork to solve the state's problems, Dayton on Monday also insisted the richest Minnesotans need to pay higher taxes, something Republicans who take control of the state Legislature today have declared they are strongly against.


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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.