Eric Stalboerger of Belgrade talks to Gov. Mark Dayton about government rules that he fears will cause him to plow under some of his sugar beet crop. Dayton later said a state senator lied when he said the governor took 15 or 16 pills during a meeting. Don Davis | Bemidji Pioneer

Dayton spars with Parry over medicine


REDWOOD FALLS, Minn. - Gov. Mark Dayton says he takes pills for his depression and stomach acid problems, but adds that a state senator lied about his pill popping.

Republican Sen. Mike Parry of Waseca, running for U.S. House in southern Minnesota, called the incident "scary" as he spoke to a Brown County GOP fundraiser.

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