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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."

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

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