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Parents Slam Minnesota Governor re: Medical Marijuana
Parents Slam Minnesota Governor re: Medical Marijuana
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Tom Horner for Governor of Minnesota Ad "Picture"
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Governor Dayton Signs Minnesota Marriage Equality Bill - Full Ceremony
Governor Dayton Signs Minnesota Marriage Equality Bill - Full Ceremony
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Harold Stassen Interview: Governor of Minnesota, President of the University of Pennsylvania
Harold Stassen Interview: Governor of Minnesota, President of the University of Pennsylvania
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Marty Seifert for Minnesota Governor
Marty Seifert for Minnesota Governor
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Jeff Johnson for Governor of Minnesota: Announcement Highlights
Jeff Johnson for Governor of Minnesota: Announcement Highlights
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Meet the GOP Candidates for Minnesota Governor
Meet the GOP Candidates for Minnesota Governor
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Governor Candidate Jeff Johnson Speaks At MN GOP Convention
Governor Candidate Jeff Johnson Speaks At MN GOP Convention
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Jeff Johnson 4 Minnesota Governor 2014
Jeff Johnson 4 Minnesota Governor 2014
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Harold Stassen Interview: Governor of Minnesota, President of the University of Pennsylvania
Harold Stassen Interview: Governor of Minnesota, President of the University of Pennsylvania
::2012/05/20::
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Inside the Minnesota Governor
Inside the Minnesota Governor's Residence
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Joe Repya - Why I am running for Governor of Minnesota
Joe Repya - Why I am running for Governor of Minnesota
::2010/02/09::
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Pat Anderson for Governor of Minnesota
Pat Anderson for Governor of Minnesota
::2009/09/24::
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Dave Introduces Minnesota
Dave Introduces Minnesota's Next Lieutenant Governor
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Building on opportunity - Tom Horner for Governor of Minnesota
Building on opportunity - Tom Horner for Governor of Minnesota
::2010/03/07::
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Governor of Minnesota, Jesse Ventura "Thank you..."
Governor of Minnesota, Jesse Ventura "Thank you..."
::2008/03/18::
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Tom Emmer for Governor of Minnesota!
Tom Emmer for Governor of Minnesota!
::2010/10/08::
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Students Ask MN Governor Candidates Questions
Students Ask MN Governor Candidates Questions
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Decision Day For Minnesota
Decision Day For Minnesota's Republican Governor Candidates
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MN Governor Candidate Rob Farnsworth Addresses GOP Endorsing Convention
MN Governor Candidate Rob Farnsworth Addresses GOP Endorsing Convention
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Governor Candidate Marty Seifert At MN GOP Convention
Governor Candidate Marty Seifert At MN GOP Convention
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Governor Dayton signs the Minnesota Safe and Supportive Schools Act
Governor Dayton signs the Minnesota Safe and Supportive Schools Act
::2014/04/10::
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Medical Marijuana TV Ad Slams Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton
Medical Marijuana TV Ad Slams Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton
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Pawlenty
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::2010/02/11::
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Tom Emmer - Republican candidate for Governor of Minnesota
Tom Emmer - Republican candidate for Governor of Minnesota
::2010/05/01::
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Minnesota Governor Race Set
Minnesota Governor Race Set
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Minnesota Governor Republican Primary
Minnesota Governor Republican Primary
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Jeff Johnson for Governor: My Vision for Minnesota
Jeff Johnson for Governor: My Vision for Minnesota
::2013/08/14::
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Libertarian candidate for Minnesota governor arrested at Lake Calhoun, citation dropped
Libertarian candidate for Minnesota governor arrested at Lake Calhoun, citation dropped
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Storing Nuclear Waste In Minnesota- MN Governor
Storing Nuclear Waste In Minnesota- MN Governor's Green Foru
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Tom Horner Announces run for Governor of MN, 2010
Tom Horner Announces run for Governor of MN, 2010
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Governor Dayton Tours Flood Damage Across Minnesota
Governor Dayton Tours Flood Damage Across Minnesota
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MN Governor Candidate
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Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton Honored by NEA
Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton Honored by NEA
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Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton speaks out on outdoor issues (2010 debate)
Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton speaks out on outdoor issues (2010 debate)
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GOP Endorses Johnson For Minnesota Governor
GOP Endorses Johnson For Minnesota Governor
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Minnesota Governor Blows Tiger Woods  Joke
Minnesota Governor Blows Tiger Woods Joke
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Look Ahead: Governor's Fire Prevention Day at the Minnesota State Fair
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Governor's Fire Prevention Day at the 2014 Minnesota State Fair
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Governor Dayton does the Ice Bucket Challenge at the Minnesota State Fair
Governor Dayton does the Ice Bucket Challenge at the Minnesota State Fair
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2014 Minnesota Governor
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Chris Holbrook for MN Governor arrested petitioning @ Lake Calhoun Minneapolis
Chris Holbrook for MN Governor arrested petitioning @ Lake Calhoun Minneapolis
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Governor Signs MN Minimum Wage Hike
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Talking Points: Minnesota Governor
Talking Points: Minnesota Governor's Race At the State Fair
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Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton Stands in Support of Israel
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Tom Horner - "How I win" Minnesota Governor Canidate 2010
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Governor Dayton Unveils His MN Budget Proposal - Full News Conference
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Governor of Minnesota
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Incumbent
Mark Dayton

since January 3, 2011
Style The Honorable
Residence Minnesota Governor's Residence
Term length Four years, no term limit
Formation May 24, 1858
Deputy Yvonne Prettner Solon
Salary $120,303 (2010)[1]
Website http://www.governor.state.mn.us/
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This article is part of a series on the
politics and government of
Minnesota

The Governor of Minnesota is the chief executive of the U.S. state of Minnesota, leading the state's executive branch. Forty different people have been governors of Minnesota, though historically there were also three governors of Minnesota Territory. Alexander Ramsey, the first territorial governor, also served as state governor several years later. State governors are elected to office by popular vote, but territorial governors were appointed to the office by the United States president. The current governor of Minnesota is Mark Dayton of the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party (DFL).

Powers and qualifications[edit]

Like the U.S. President, the governor has veto power over bills passed by the Minnesota State Legislature. As in most states, but unlike the U.S. President, the governor can also make line-item vetoes, where specific provisions in bills can be stripped out while allowing the overall bill to be signed into law.

The minimum required age of a candidate for the Governor of Minnesota is 25 years (having been a Minnesota resident for one year before the election).

Since a 1958 amendment to the Minnesota Constitution governors are elected to four-year terms. Previously, they served two-year terms. There is no term limit for governor of the state.[2]

Cabinet[edit]

The governor has a cabinet consisting of the leaders of various state departments. The governor appoints these department heads, who, other than the head of the Department of Military Affairs and the chairs of the Metropolitan Council and the Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission, are called commissioners. Cabinet-level departments include:[3]

Residence[edit]

The Minnesota Governor's Residence is located in Saint Paul, at 1006 Summit Avenue.

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See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ "The Green Papers: Minnesota 2006 Midterm Election". Richard E. Berg-Andersson, Research and Commentary. Retrieved 2008-09-05. 
  3. ^ Governor's Cabinet

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