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Focus 2017: Spotlight on Public Service
'Kitchen Witches': Comedy opens tonight at The Barn in Willmar
Willmar chain of lakes focus of Wednesday's public meeting
Earth Day 2017 celebrated April 22 in west central Minnesota
'Camper Cabins' guide to great outdoors
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Jen Wetterling- Martin Bridal Shower
March 27, 2017
Farmers leading progress on buffer requirement
Clean water matters to Minnesota. No matter where we live or what we do, Minnesotans want our families and future generations to enjoy water that's fishable, swimmable and drinkable. When Gov. Mark Dayton proposed new buffer legislation two years ago, he recognized that we are at...
March 27, 2017 - 10:00pm
January 4, 2017
Dayton bonding includes youth psychiatric hospital in Willmar
WILLMAR — Money to build a new psychiatric hospital for youth in Willmar is included in Gov. Mark Dayton's proposed bonding bill. If approved,...
January 4, 2017 - 11:35pm
October 26, 2016
Dayton blames Republicans for loss of $100 million in federal road funds
ST. PAUL—Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton blames state House Republicans for blocking more than $100 million in federal highway funds. The Democratic...
October 26, 2016 - 1:21pm
September 20, 2016
Poultry lab officially opens Thursday
WILLMAR -- Space -- lots of space -- is the first thing Dr. Dale Lauer mentions as a highlight to the new Minnesota Poultry Testing Laboratory...
September 20, 2016 - 7:30am
August 22, 2016
Dayton orders flags at half-staff for Minnesota native
ST. PAUL—Gov. Mark Dayton has ordered all U.S. and Minnesota flags to be flown at half-staff at all state and federal buildings in Minnesota,...
August 22, 2016 - 3:24pm
August 18, 2016
Dayton won't call special session
ST. PAUL -- Minnesotans will not get tax cuts and will not see road and other public construction projects begin after the governor and legislative leaders failed to agree on a special session agenda. "I've concluded ... I am not going to call a special session," Democratic Gov. Mark...
August 18, 2016 - 4:26pm
July 14, 2016
Update: Dayton assesses aftermath of Monday's storms, thankful no lives were lost
MEEKER COUNTY -- As Meeker County continues to clean up and assess the aftermath of Monday’s storms, state officials made their way through...
July 14, 2016 - 12:00am
May 20, 2016
Dayton warns that tax, budget deal not done
ST. PAUL — State lawmakers appear ready to cut Minnesotans’ taxes nearly $260 million before they leave for the year Monday, but Gov. Mark Dayton said he will veto the plan if he does not get provisions he wants in a spending bill. Legislative leaders announced the tax relief...
May 20, 2016 - 10:49pm
April 2, 2016
Minnesota Opinion: Kudos to Dayton for stand on mining and listening
Forum News Service Gotta give props to the gov for his guts even if his judgment can be questioned. In February, Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton infuriated a whole bunch of people across the Iron Range when he said he wouldn’t allow Twin Metals to access state lands as the company...
April 2, 2016 - 1:00am
February 5, 2016
Dayton promises to be there for Madelia
MADELIA — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton promises his administration will help Madelia’s 2,300 residents recover from Wednesday’s blizzard-whipped fire that destroyed much of the community’s downtown. Dayton visited Madelia on Friday, meeting with about 150 people near where eight...
February 5, 2016 - 11:26pm
February 2, 2016
Gov. Dayton says special session won't happen
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton this morning ended his hopes for a special legislative session to extend unemployment benefits to Iron...
February 2, 2016 - 11:27am
January 22, 2016
Dayton appoints first openly gay judge to Minnesota Supreme Court
Gov. Mark Dayton on Friday appointed Margaret Chutich, a state Appeals Court judge, to the Minnesota Supreme Court. Chutich was considered by...
January 22, 2016 - 11:21am
January 6, 2016
Dayton, Daudt exchange verbal blows over Minnesota special session
ST. PAUL -- Two of Minnesota's most powerful politicians verbally dueled today over whether a special legislative session is needed to help unemployed...
January 6, 2016 - 3:21pm
December 27, 2015
Capitol Chatter: Dayton thrilled with Minnesota’s economic progress
ST. PAUL — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton fared well in the first year of his second and final term. When asked about the past year, he immediately turned to the economy: “Overall, three and a half percent unemployment and projects being announced every day, we have made good progress.”...
December 27, 2015 - 10:55pm
November 3, 2015
Dayton: Time to get tough on turtle takers
ST. PAUL — It is time to get tough on turtle and other wildlife poachers, Gov. Mark Dayton said Tuesday, reacting to reports that the Becker...
November 3, 2015 - 8:57pm