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“Thank you to the thousands of Minnesotans who came together to create jobs.”

--Governor Mark Dayton


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The Office of the Governor Blog
Governor Dayton, lawmakers, and stakeholders greet the press

Star Tribune Editorial: Strong leadership led to stadium deal

May 11 —Gov. Mark Dayton's savvy and indefatigable advocacy for a new Vikings stadium represents the kind of executive leadership Minnesotans should applaud.

Unlike his predecessor, Dayton did more than occasionally lead cheers for the Vikings -- he delivered on a key campaign promise to the people of Minnesota despite significant political risks.

The threat that the Vikings would have left Minnesota without a stadium deal this year was real, although to their credit the team and NFL leadership negotiated in good faith. Had this market lost the franchise, we no doubt would have seen an expensive reprise of the effort to bring big-league hockey back to the state after the North Stars left for Dallas.

Thursday's passage of a stadium bill ends years of debate over the future of the team and the outdated Metrodome. Dayton deserves much of the credit, but he was not alone in the effort. [Read More]


Join Governor Dayton for the 2012 Fishing Opener
Governor's Fishing Opener
May 11 — The Governor's Fishing Opener will be held this weekend, May 11 -12, on Lake Waconia, popular for fishing, sailing and other water recreation. [Read More]

Governor Dayton signs the HHS Omnibus Bill
HHS package signed into law- Many 2011 cuts are restored
May 10  Some–but not all–of the 2011 budget cuts affecting people with disabilities were restored April 25 with the stroke of a pen as Gov. Mark Dayton signed the health and human services bill into law. [Read More]

Did you know?

The Governor’s Fishing Opener has been a tradition in Minnesota since 1948. It was designed to improve Minnesota’s economy through the development and promotion of the state’s recreational opportunities, especially fishing.

Constituent Corner

Governor Dayton visits with kids
Governor Dayton shows a visiting class a picture of his dog Mingo.