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Many viewing options for tonight’s ‘State of the State’ speech

The 7 p.m. speech will be broadcast and live-streamed for those who don’t want to climb up to to the state Capitol gallery.

It might not be “Must-See TV,” but there will be plenty of options tonight to watch Gov. Mark Dayton give his annual “State of the State” speech.

Those who want to watch the speech as it happens — starting at 7 p.m. — but don’t want to climb up into the dark House gallery at the State Capitol, can see it many ways:

  • House Public Information Services will live-stream video of the Governor’s remarks.
  • PBS Stations will broadcast it live on PBS television stations statewide on the Minnesota Channel.
  • MPR Stations will broadcast the speech live on affiliated radio stations statewide. The speech will also be re-broadcast at noon Thursday.
  • Minnesota News Network Stations will offer a live broadcast for its affiliated radio stations statewide.
  • WCCO Radio will be broadcast it live on AM830.
  • and the Pioneer Press will live-stream video of the Governor’s remarks on their websites.

Dayton had planned to give the speech earlier in the legislative session, but his hip at the Mayo Clinic in February led to a lengthy recovery period and delayed the speech until now.