One year in, Dayton expresses confidence

Governor Mark Dayton conveys his willingness to walk through fire 'to achieve something I believe in.' His first term is marked by a contentious legislative session and a shutdown of state government.
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Governor Mark Dayton conveys his willingness to walk through fire 'to achieve something I believe in.' His first term is marked by a contentious legislative session and a shutdown of state government.

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