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Mark Dayton says that becoming governor, as he will Monday, is a much bigger task than when he became a U.S. senator. Not only will he have more responsibility, but he will have many more working for him. Pioneer Photo/Don Davis

Dayton prepares for governor's job

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ST. PAUL -- Mark Dayton's 30 years of political experience and a lifetime of public service will be put to the test beginning at noon Monday, when he becomes Minnesota's 40th governor.


"It's an awesome responsibility," he said in a Forum Communications Co. interview, "especially given the financial mess I am inheriting."

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