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Mark Dayton, left, with aides Ruth Or-rick, right, and Lee Sheehy at his side, talks with reporters Tuesday after meeting with Gov. Tim Pawlenty. Tribune photo by Don Davis

Dayton further into transition to gov.'s office than Emmer

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ST. PAUL -- Mark Dayton leads Tom Emmer in the Minnesota governor vote count and also leads in getting ready to serve.

Even though it probably will be more than a month before a winner is known, Dayton is beginning the process of picking top aides with a lead of less than 9,000 votes in the country's only undecided governor's race.


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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.