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The way to a politician's heart is through his stomach. At least that is what Republican Senate leaders hope as they gave Gov.-elect Mark Dayton, a Democrat, a container full of peanut M&Ms on Thursday. With incoming Senate Majority Leader Amy Koch looking on, Dayton admits chocolate is his weakness. He gave up chocolate for his campaign. Pioneer Photo/Don Davis

Dayton, GOP senators differ on stadium, seek to cut permitting time

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ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Democratic Gov.-elect Mark Dayton and Republican Senate leaders agree on the need to reduce the time it takes for businesses and farmers to get state permits, but differ on building a new Vikings football stadium.


A rare, if not unique, meeting with the two top GOP senators and Dayton was more of a get-to-know-you session than one where deals were made.

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