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      Governor Dayton to hold town hall meetings in Moorhead, St. Cloud

      Posted on March 21, 2013 at 4:13 PM

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      Last night in Duluth, nearly 200 Minnesotans gathered at a town hall meeting hosted by Governor Mark Dayton. It was the first in a series of the Governor’s ‘Meetings with Mark’ – an effort to engage Minnesotans in personal conversations about his proposed investments in education, job creation, and improving the lives of middle-class families. Two more Meetings with Mark have been scheduled for next week in Moorhead and St. Cloud at the following times and locations:

      Monday, March 25 at 6:00pm
      Minnesota State Community and Technical College 
      Oscar Bergos Center
      1900 28th Ave South
      Moorhead, MN

      Tuesday, March 26 at 6:00pm
      Saint Cloud City Hall, Council Chambers
      400 2nd Street South
      St. Cloud, MN

      There will be a media availability with the Governor beginning 20 minutes prior to each meeting.  

      Meetings with Mark give Minnesotans the opportunity to weigh-in on the state’s ongoing budget conversation – offering ideas, questions, and concerns about the state’s education system, our economy, and our shared future. Governor Dayton welcomes all viewpoints and invites all Minnesotans to join him in conversation about the budget challenges facing our state and the investments we need to make in order to build a Better Minnesota. All ‘Meetings with Mark’ are free and open to the public and press.

      Governor Dayton has proposed a fair and balanced budget that will responsibly resolve the state’s deficit and make crucial investments in Minnesota’s future. The Governor’s proposal focuses on improving the lives of Minnesotans by making major investments in education, job creation, and a stronger middle class. Those investments include $640 million in new funding for education, $86.5 million for job creation and economic development, and $120 million in aid to local governments that will help provide property tax relief to Minnesota homeowners, renters, and businesses.

      More information about the governor’s Budget for a Better Minnesota is available online at http://mn.gov/governor/budget. You can also follow the conversation on Twitter at #BetterMN.