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Stories with person: Mark Dayton
  • New state budget comes with higher costs for MinnesotaCare 
    Updated: Jul-30-15 3:34 pm

    ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Minnesota lawmakers kept MinnesotaCare intact but not without a cost that will trickle down to some of the more than 100,000 low-income residents on the program in the form of higher monthly premiums starting in August.

  • Dayton starts special session legwork for Mille Lacs Lake 
    Updated: Jul-29-15 5:44 pm

    ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Gov. Mark Dayton started laying the groundwork Wednesday to call a potential special session to provide emergency relief to a Mille Lacs Lake area bracing for an abrupt end to its walleye fishing season - perhaps as soon as the end of next week, Dayton said.

  • Dayton considers special session for Mille Lacs walleye drop 
    Updated: Jul-28-15 8:44 pm

    ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Gov. Mark Dayton is considering calling a special session if the walleye season is closed on Mille Lacs Lake.

  • 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.

  • 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.