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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Gov. Mark Dayton 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.
Gov. Mark Dayton 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.
Dayton, Bagley and Moor Gov. Dayton on medical marijuana, the session Gov. Mark Dayton joins us to discuss some of the latest news out of the state Capitol.
Metro Transit bus 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

Minneapolis Star Tribune, Feb. 13, 2016, 6:01 PM
Paid leave for new parents is overdue
Duluth News Tribune, Feb. 13, 2016, 1:30 PM
Minnesota Democrats gather to hear Sanders, Clinton give back-to-back speeches
Minneapolis Star Tribune, Feb. 12, 2016, 6:30 PM
Counterpoint: Nothing could be more basic than putting kids' safety first

National Mark Dayton Stories

Washington Post, Feb. 13, 2016, 11:51 AM
In Minnesota, where progressiveness and patience are virtues, Clinton and Sanders make their pitch
Politico, Feb. 12, 2016, 5:38 PM
Sanders campaign muscles up in Minnesota
New York Times, Feb. 9, 2016, 6:24 PM
Minnesota: Rights Groups Sue for Release of Video

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