Gov. Mark Dayton (standing) joined local legislators, Rep. Paul Gazelka (left),

Dayton listens to tour officials before fishing


Gov. Mark Dayton talked tourism Saturday at a roundtable discussion at Iven’s on the Bay before he joined thousands of anglers on Gull Lake.

In his first trip to the Brainerd area since his inauguration, Dayton said he supported post-Labor Day school openings and asked tourism representatives for their strategy on where tourism advertising dollars would be best spent.

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Mike O'Rourke
Mike O'Rourke began his career at the Brainerd Dispatch in 1978 as a general assignment reporter. He was named city editor in 1981 and associate editor in 1999. He covers politics and writes features and editorials.
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