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Parents Slam Minnesota Governor re: Medical Marijuana
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Jeff Johnson for Governor of Minnesota: Announcement Highlights
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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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Governor of Minnesota Tim Pawlenty- Stop the forced electroshocks (ECT) of  Ray Sandford
Governor of Minnesota Tim Pawlenty- Stop the forced electroshocks (ECT) of Ray Sandford
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Joe Repya - Why I am running for Governor of Minnesota
Joe Repya - Why I am running for Governor of Minnesota
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Governor Dayton signs the Minnesota Safe and Supportive Schools Act
Governor Dayton signs the Minnesota Safe and Supportive Schools Act
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Pat Anderson for Governor of Minnesota
::2009/09/24::
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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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MN Governor Candidate Rob Farnsworth Addresses GOP Endorsing Convention
MN Governor Candidate Rob Farnsworth Addresses GOP Endorsing Convention
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Jesse Ventura Victory Speech - Election Night 1998
Jesse Ventura Victory Speech - Election Night 1998
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Marty Seifert for Minnesota Governor
Marty Seifert for Minnesota Governor
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Students Ask MN Governor Candidates Questions
Students Ask MN Governor Candidates Questions
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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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Pawlenty
Pawlenty's Advice to next Governor of MN
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Meet the GOP Candidates for Minnesota Governor
Meet the GOP Candidates for 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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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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Medical Marijuana TV Ad Rips Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton
Medical Marijuana TV Ad Rips Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton
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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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Minnesota police shut down Libertarian candidate
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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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TOR #131 Minnesota Governor
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2014 Minnesota Governor
2014 Minnesota Governor's Fishing Opener
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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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T2P2 - RT Rybak Announces Candidacy for MN Governor
T2P2 - RT Rybak Announces Candidacy for MN Governor
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Jeff Johnson for Governor: My Vision for Minnesota
Jeff Johnson for Governor: My Vision for Minnesota
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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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Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton Honored by NEA
Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton Honored by NEA
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Governor Dayton Tours Flood Damage Across Minnesota
Governor Dayton Tours Flood Damage Across Minnesota
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Governor Mark Dayton speaks about raising the Minnesota minimum wage to $9.50
Governor Mark Dayton speaks about raising the Minnesota minimum wage to $9.50
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GOP Endorses Johnson For Minnesota Governor
GOP Endorses Johnson For Minnesota Governor
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Dave Thompson for Minnesota Governor
Dave Thompson for Minnesota Governor
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Jonathon "The Impaler" Sharkey
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Governor Dayton speaks with leaders of Minnesota school districts
Governor Dayton speaks with leaders of Minnesota school districts
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Tom Horner - "How I win" Minnesota Governor Canidate 2010
Tom Horner - "How I win" Minnesota Governor Canidate 2010
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Governor Mark Dayton: Ideas Not Worthy of Applause - Minnesota Senate Republican Caucus (MNSRC)
Governor Mark Dayton: Ideas Not Worthy of Applause - Minnesota Senate Republican Caucus (MNSRC)
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Governor Dayton Rips MN GOP For Reformless "Gut And Cut"
Governor Dayton Rips MN GOP For Reformless "Gut And Cut"
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Governor Signs MN Minimum Wage Hike
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Chuck Schuegen for Governor: Where
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Governor Dayton Stands Up for Minnesota
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Minnesota GOP Governor Candidates - Lakeland News at Ten - June 2, 2014
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Gov Dayton Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage In MN
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Tom Horner Radio Ad - Minnesota Governor Race Candidate 2010
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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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