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Gov. Dayton in Fergus Falls today, talking jobs


Gov. Mark Dayton is visiting an assisted care center in Fergus Falls this morning and then sticking around town to talk with local officials about ways to create jobs.

It’s billed as the first stop on a state jobs tour; the other stops in coming weeks haven’t been announced.

Dayton will visit the remodeled PioneerCare Center, where improvements were made with public and private funds.

At 1 p.m., he’ll be at the Minnesota State Community and Technical College for a discussion on jobs and economic development with DEED Commissioner Mark Phillips, Rep. Bud Nornes, Fergus Falls Mayor Hal Leland, Minnesota State Community and Technical College Interim President Dr. Peggy Kennedy and local business and nonprofit leaders. Nancy Straw, president of the West Central Initiative, will moderate.

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Dayton says he’s all about jobs:

“Getting Minnesota working again has been and will continue to be the top priority of my administration. Our commitment to a strong and growing economy is the cornerstone of everything that we do.

 “The next step is to tap our greatest resource for innovation and ideas — the people of Minnesota. In the coming weeks, I’m looking forward to hearing about what’s working, and what’s not, from the people who are working every day to create jobs and opportunity in Minnesota.”