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For Dayton, little comes easy in first year as Gov.

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ST. PAUL (AP) — Barely a month into his new job last winter, Gov. Mark Dayton got an unusual gift from a farmer visiting the Capitol: an acorn-sized stone with a cross-shaped marking that the farmer described as a good-luck charm.


The new Democratic governor accepted the gift, rubbed it and said: “Alright, I need good luck here.”

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