A winner in ‘Guess Name of Governor’s New Dog’ contest — it wasn’t D-Paw

It didn’t take long for Emily Flesch to win the Facebook contest to guess the name of Gov. Mark Dayton’s new puppy.

It’s “Itasca.”

Rats. I was gonna guess “D-Paw.”

There was a clue this morning on the Facebook page of Mingo, another Dayton dog:

Six letters make my brother’s name,

Two of the letters are the same.

That apparently was enough for Flesch of Duluth to guess the name within an hour after the clue was up. The governor likes Minnesota place names: Mingo the dog is named for Wannamingo.

Dayton is in Japan right now, and the winning entry came just before midnight there; so is the governor checking his Facebook page before bed, or is there a staffer back here in charge of that?

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  1. Submitted by Thomas Swift on 09/26/2011 - 11:21 am.

    I was betting on “Kombarcha”.

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