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Democratic governors nervous about health plan

August 4, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

MILWAUKEE Democratic governors say they are nervous about getting the new federal health care law implemented but add they will be better positioned in next year’s elections than many of their Republican counterparts who have resisted the far-reaching and politically polarizing measure. Continue Reading

Rybak urges being bold in reforming LGA

August 10, 2012 in West Central Tribune

GRANITE FALLS Mayor R.T. Rybak of Minneapolis is urging fellow mayors not to squander the opportunity to propose significant changes in how the state distributes Local Government Aid, even if it means bringing a “politically risky” plan to the Legislature in 2013.
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3 former SD governors to be honored with statues

July 16, 2012 in The Daily Republic

PIERRE (AP) Former South Dakota governors Bill Janklow, Frank Farrar and Harvey Wollman will be commemorated with statues as part of the state’s Trail of Governors project. Continue Reading

First 3 Trail of Governors statues to be unveiled

June 11, 2012 in The Daily Republic

PIERRE (AP) The first three statues for the Trail of Governors project will be unveiled on Thursday.
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Govs tour Neb. beef plant to see ‘pink slime’

March 29, 2012 in The Daily Republic

SOUTH SIOUX CITY, Neb. (AP) Governors of three states got up close with “pink slime” Thursday, touching and examining treated beef at a plant and eating hamburgers made with it in a bid to persuade grossed-out consumers and grocery stores the product is safe to consume. Continue Reading

Govs urge beef consumers to reconsider ‘pink slime’ beef product

March 29, 2012 in The Daily Republic

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) The main producer of “pink slime” and the politicians defending the company will have a hard time persuading consumers and grocery stores to accept the product, even if the processed beef trimmings are as safe as the industry insists. Continue Reading

Governor portraits returning to SD Capitol

December 19, 2011 in The Daily Republic

PIERRE (AP) The portraits of eight former South Dakota governors are returning to the state Capitol Monday after being sent to Minneapolis for spring cleaning, retouching and other renovation efforts. Continue Reading

Missouri River governors to meet

August 17, 2011 in The Dickinson Press

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) Governors from several states along the Missouri River plan to meet with officials from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to discuss recent historic flooding along the river, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon said Wednesday.
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Waconia chosen to host Governor’s Fishing Opener over Park Rapids

May 15, 2011 in DL-Online

Park Rapids’ quest to host the 2012 Governor’s Fishing Opener fell short Saturday night when Waconia was chosen.
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Dayton plays it low key on budget wars

February 28, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Against a background of budget and labor battles in Wisconsin and other states, Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton was among 20 Democratic governors this weekend at the National Governors Association who seem determined to avoid friction with their state’s public employee unions. Continue Reading