ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton heads to Rochester, Minn., Wednesday, March 1, to prepare to have his prostate removed the next day. The governor told reporters that once he arrives Wednesday night, he will see some "tutorials" about the surgery, which begins at 7 a.m. Thursday. Dayton said he plans to leave Rochester on Saturday and to be back on the job Monday, but he did not know if it would be at his Capitol office or his state-owned home.
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton promised protesters gathered after a second black man was killed by Twin Cities police in a year that there will be a thorough investigation. "Justice will be served in Minnesota," he told hundreds of people gathered outside his official St. Paul home Thursday morning in the aftermath of a shooting of a 32-year-old black man by police 12 hours earlier.
ST. PAUL -- A pension bill and parts of an outdoor-program funding bill received governor vetoes Tuesday. The pension bill would have cut payments to retired government workers, which Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton said he found unacceptable. He said that government employers and current employees should be responsible for paying into the pension fund, something he said that he will demand during the 2017 legislative session.