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, Aug. 28, 2014, 8:30 PM
Rail agreement opens fresh markets for North Dakota crops
Post-Bulletin, Aug. 28, 2014, 10:20 AM
Dayton urges feds to step in on grain delays
Minneapolis Star Tribune, Aug. 27, 2014, 4:10 PM
Dayton wants more answers from railroads on ag shipping problems

National Mark Dayton Stories

Washington Post, Aug. 13, 2014, 6:55 AM
READ IN: Wednesday, August 13, 2014: The Obama-Clinton soap opera is back ...
Washington Post, Aug. 12, 2014, 10:35 PM
With Burke's win, the three biggest months of Scott Walker's political career ...
Politico, Aug. 12, 2014, 9:17 PM
Tom Foley wins Connecticut gubernatorial primary

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