Lt. Gov. Yvonne Prettner Solon to announce political future Tuesday

Minnesota Lt. Gov. Yvonne Prettner Solon will announce Tuesday whether she plans to be on the ballot with DFL Gov. Mark Dayton this fall.

Dayton and Prettner Solon met briefly Monday afternoon to discuss their political future together after weeks of speculation that she may not run for a second term alongside the governor.

 They did not address reporters after the meeting. Prettner Solon will hold a Capitol news conference Tuesday morning to announce her plans.

In August, Prettner Solon revealed that she and the governor “don’t really talk”  and she was uncertain about running again. Last week, the lieutenant governor told reporters that she had made her decision about 2014 but wanted to meet with Dayton before making her plans public.

Prettner Solon, of Duluth, won a 2002 special election for a state Senate seat previously held by her husband, who died. She was elected to two more terms in the state Senate before joining Dayton on the ballot in 2010.

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