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Parents Slam Minnesota Governor re: Medical Marijuana
Parents Slam Minnesota Governor re: Medical Marijuana
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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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Tom Horner for Governor of Minnesota Ad "Picture"
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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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Governor Dayton Signs Minnesota Marriage Equality Bill - Full Ceremony
Governor Dayton Signs Minnesota Marriage Equality Bill - Full Ceremony
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Meet the GOP Candidates for Minnesota Governor
Meet the GOP Candidates for Minnesota Governor
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Inside the Minnesota Governor
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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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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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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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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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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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Medical Marijuana TV Ad Rips Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton
Medical Marijuana TV Ad Rips Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton
::2014/04/08::
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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 Dayton signs the Minnesota Safe and Supportive Schools Act
Governor Dayton signs the Minnesota Safe and Supportive Schools Act
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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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MN Governor Candidate Rob Farnsworth Addresses GOP Endorsing Convention
MN Governor Candidate Rob Farnsworth Addresses GOP Endorsing Convention
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Students Ask MN Governor Candidates Questions
Students Ask MN Governor Candidates Questions
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Tom Emmer for Governor of Minnesota!
Tom Emmer for Governor of Minnesota!
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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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Former Minnesota Governor Arne Carlson Denounces the Voter Restriction Amendment
Former Minnesota Governor Arne Carlson Denounces the Voter Restriction Amendment
::2012/10/19::
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Decision Day For Minnesota
Decision Day For Minnesota's Republican Governor Candidates
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Pawlenty
Pawlenty's Advice to next Governor of MN
::2010/02/11::
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Minnesota governor Mark Dayton says Minnesota Vikings should suspend Adrian Peterson  NFL
Minnesota governor Mark Dayton says Minnesota Vikings should suspend Adrian Peterson NFL
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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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Dave Introduces Minnesota
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Talking Points: Minnesota Governor
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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 Mark Dayton speaks out on outdoor issues (2010 debate)
Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton speaks out on outdoor issues (2010 debate)
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Minnesota Governor Republican Primary
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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
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MN Governor Candidate
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Chancellor Rosenstone
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Minnesota Governor Blows Tiger Woods  Joke
Minnesota Governor Blows Tiger Woods Joke
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Governor Dayton Tours Flood Damage Across Minnesota
Governor Dayton Tours Flood Damage Across Minnesota
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Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton Honored by NEA
Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton Honored by NEA
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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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Minnesota Governor Race Set
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GOP Endorses Johnson For Minnesota Governor
GOP Endorses Johnson For Minnesota Governor
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Look Ahead: Governor
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Chris Holbrook for MN Governor arrested petitioning @ Lake Calhoun Minneapolis
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Public Transportation- MN Governor
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Tom Horner Announces run for Governor of MN, 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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