About Mark Dayton

  • Born Jan. 26, 1947
  • Sworn in as Minnnesota Governor Jan. 3, 2011
  • U.S. Senator 2001 - 2007
  • B.A., Yale University
Mark Dayton

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Dayton: State investments require 'careful' approach DFL Gov. Mark Dayton followed up his State of the State speech by talking with MPR's Morning Edition host Cathy Wurzer.
Dayton discusses top 2014 Legislature issues Gov. Mark Dayton looks ahead to the 2014 legislative session with MPR's Cathy Wurzer, talking about his stand on the "unsession," taxes, marijuana and other issues that are sure to come before lawmakers this year.
Gov. Dayton on medical marijuana, the session Gov. Mark Dayton joins us to discuss some of the latest news out of the state Capitol.
Revised Dayton budget calls for increased transit tax Gov. Mark Dayton's revised budget calls for a half-cent increase in the metro transit sales tax. That proposal is double the amount in his previous budget.

Regional Mark Dayton Stories

St. Cloud Times, April 30, 2016, 8:02 AM
Legislators, let's extend Northstar
Duluth News Tribune, April 29, 2016, 10:04 PM
Minnesota lawmakers optimistic on transportation funding with talks set to begin
Minneapolis Star Tribune, April 29, 2016, 7:28 PM
Gov. Mark Dayton, Speaker Kurt Daudt renew call for transportation funding

National Mark Dayton Stories

Washington Post, April 26, 2016, 5:03 AM
Top business leaders, 27 governors, urge Congress to boost computer science education
Washington Post, April 22, 2016, 4:13 PM
Prince autopsy completed, 'no obvious signs of trauma,' sheriff says
Politico, April 20, 2016, 1:01 PM
Keelen against Internet gambling, Bailey & Ehrenberg for Teamsters

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