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Stories with person: Mark Dayton
  • With new bump, Minnesota ushers in region's top minimum wage 
    Updated: Jul-27-15 2:49 pm

    ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Minnesota will vault past Illinois, Michigan and South Dakota this week to gain the highest minimum wage in the Midwestern region at $9 an hour.

  • Panel sends Dayton names of 3 women for Supreme Court slot 
    Updated: Jul-27-15 11:31 am

    ST. PAUL, Minnesota - The names of two judges and the city attorney for Minneapolis, all of them women, were forwarded Monday to Gov. Mark Dayton as the candidates he should consider to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice Alan Page.

  • High costs plague some state-run health insurance markets 
    Updated: Jul-27-15 3:36 am

    WASHINGTON - State-run health insurance markets that offer coverage under President Barack Obama's health law are struggling with high costs and disappointing enrollment. These challenges could lead more of them to turn over operations to the federal government or join forces with other states.

  • Dayton sees storm damage, says Brainerd's open for business 
    Updated: Jul-17-15 10:31 pm

    BRAINERD, Minnesota - After meeting with resort owners who were hit by recent severe thunderstorms, Gov. Mark Dayton declared the Brainerd lakes area "open for business" on Friday.

  • Police chiefs to seek temporary curbs on body camera footage 
    Updated: Jul-09-15 4:59 pm

    ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Some Minnesota police chiefs plan to ask a state agency for temporary restrictions on access to police body camera footage after failing to convince Minnesota lawmakers to limit public availability.

  • Political feud reopens as Dayton hikes agency head pay 
    Updated: Jul-01-15 5:54 pm

    ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Gov. Mark Dayton gave significant raises Wednesday to the various department heads who work under him, bumping the annual salaries of 11 executive branch commissioners to more than $150,000 while reigniting a political fight over public-sector pay that could spill into Minnesota's 2016 legislative campaign.

  • Dayton ponders state high court diversity in upcoming picks 
    Updated: Jun-29-15 12:23 pm

    ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Ethnic and gender diversity will among Gov. Mark Dayton's considerations as he prepares to fill two upcoming openings on the Minnesota Supreme Court, the Democrat said Monday.