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      Governor Dayton Elected Chair of Midwestern Governor's Association

      Posted on February 25, 2013 at 10:02 AM

      Governor Dayton Speaks at the Asian Carp Summit 

      Governor Dayton Speaks at the Minnesota Asian Carp Summit

      This weekend in Washington D.C. Governor Dayton was elected to be the new Chair of the Midwestern Governors Association at its annual meeting. Replacing Iowa Governor Terry Branstad, Dayton will focus his agenda on creating responses to invasive species, primarily on Asian carp and zebra mussels.

      Part of this initiative will include governors helping out to find opportunities to take and challenges to overcome. As a first step to the plan the MGA will hold a meeting of policy advisors, state natural resources and agriculture secretaries and various other experts.

      “I am honored to have been chosen by my fellow governors to be Chair of the Midwestern Governors Association. I look forward to working with them to further strengthen our region and address invasive species,” said Dayton, who will serve in this new position until February 2014.

      Dayton will also continue Branstad’s initiative to help increase the production of low-cost energy which includes finding ways to increase alternative vehicle fueling stations.

      More information about Dayton’s agenda can be found on the MGA’s website .