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Dayton heading to NW Minnesota with DNR head and legislators to talk jobs

During his campaign for governor, Mark Dayton heard strong criticisms of the state’s Department of Natural Resources from county commissioners in Roseau and Kittson counties.

During his campaign for governor, Mark Dayton heard strong criticisms of the state’s Department of Natural Resources from county commissioners in Roseau and Kittson counties. So he promised that, if elected, he’d return to those counties with his newly ppointed DNR commissioner to discuss those concerns.

Tuesday morning, Dayton and his DNR commissioner choice, Tom Landwehr, are heading to the northwestern corner of the state for the meetings.

Also along on the trip will be state Sen. LeRoy Stumpf, a veteran DFLer from Plummer, and newly elected Republican Rep. Dan Fabian of Roseau.

On the agenda:

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First Roseau, to meet with Roseau County commissioners, and then to Hallock, to meet with Kittson County commissioners. In Hallock, Dayton also will speak at a groundbreaking ceremony for a new canola-crushing and refining facility being built by Northstar Agri Industries.

The last stop of the day is Thief River Falls, where the Capitol crew will meet with Mayor Steve Nordhagen and executives of the city’s two largest private employers, Digi-Key and Arctic Cat, which are seeking infrastructure improvements for expansion.