Gov. Dayton sometimes had to work with street gangs as a New York City teacher and Boston social worker, and he said he learned to seek out the gang's leader and talk. He said those lessons come in handy when politics gets passionate.
St. Paul to close road in anticipation of Mississippi River flooding
River levels are expected to rise through the week.
Former Mormon church leader convicted of sexually assaulting boy, 13
It emerged that the church leader was a registered sex offender.
Lost 1-year-old reunited with parents in Brooklyn Park
The girl was found by a concerned citizen around 7:30 p.m. Sunday.
For 2nd time, Minnesota farm devastated by deadly fire
Around 1,000 goats and a litter of puppies were killed when a barn caught fire on Friday.
Fleeing suspect crashes, killing innocent driver in Brooklyn Park
The suspect fled police in Osseo and was going south on County Road 81.
Body found tangled with debris in the Mississippi River
The individual's name has not yet been released.
Around 100 kids run from carnival fight into Northtown Mall
Police say a large fight was happening on the ferris wheel before kids fled into the mall.
Former state senator Scott Jensen endorsed by GOP for governor
Jensen beat to multiple other hopefuls for the endorsement at Saturday's convention.
2 men die at the scene of shooting in north Minneapolis
Both men died at the scene.
NWS already monitoring Thursday for severe weather in MN
Monday-Wednesday should be fantastic weather in Minnesota.
Body of missing Mankato woman believed to have been found
A canoer found the body in a swamp near Eagle Lake Friday.
MN GOP endorses attorney general, secretary of state candidates
Kim Crockett was endorsed as the party's candidate for secretary of state, while Jim Schultz won the endorsement for attorney general.
Is Dayton the 'greatest education governor?'
The National Education Association just lauded Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton an “America’s Greatest Education Governor" award, in part for increasing school funding and focusing on early learning. But critics say he represents teachers unions more than students.
Dayton makes same requests, but this time he says 'please'
Democratic Governor Mark Dayton used his State of the State speech to reinforce most of the same priorities he's laid out over the past few weeks. But this time he used a softer approach. Instead of calling Republicans unfit to govern, he tried saying "please."
Zellers says Republicans, Dayton balanced budget without doing 'great harm'
Surely not everyone would agree, but Republican House Speaker Kurt Zellers says Minnesota made it through 2011 without much pain. He says the Republican majority and Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton were able to work through the budget crisis without doing great damage.
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