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Gov. Mark Dayton tells reporters Thursday that a budget surplus is "terrific news," due in part to his administration being more efficient in how it delivers health services. Pioneer Photo/ Don Davis

Surplus leaves state leaders happy but concerned

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ST. PAUL - The revelation of an $876 million Minnesota budget surplus includes a dark side.

Gov. Mark Dayton showed the two sides by calling Thursday's announcement "terrific news," moments later adding that it is "no time to celebrate."


"We're not out of the fiscal woods by any means," he said.

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