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Incoming governor Mark Dayton tells reporters that he worked Thursday morning on smiling without looking like he is grimacing. News accounts had reported that on Wednesday Dayton was serious as he accepted the governor race victory. Behind him is current Gov. Tim Pawlenty.

Pawlenty passes baton to Dayton


ST. PAUL - It was the Dayton and Pawlenty show this afternoon as the current and new Minnesota governors talked to reporters.

The pair, one Democrat and one Republican, joked and praised each other for half an hour, refusing to say anything critical.

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