Gov. Mark Dayton released his 2011 tax returns Friday, in the late afternoon before a summer weekend, and they show he grossed $342,322.
They show his federal taxable income was $264,532, with payment of $65,378 in federal income taxes, for an effective federal tax rate of 25 percent.
His Minnesota taxable income was $336,520. He paid state income taxes of $32,426, for an effective tax rate of 9.6 perent.