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Leon Moe of Cottage Grove was permitted by Gov. Mark Dayton to speak against a health care order that the Democratic governor signed Wednesday. Moe was at the Minnesota Capitol to protest Dayton's action when he was allowed to talk at the governor's lectern. Photo by Don Davis/State Capitol Bureau.

Dayton gives mic to Cottage Grove protester

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Cottage Grove resident Leon Moe is critical of federal health care expansion and on Wednesday was given a big platform to express that view.


Gov. Mark Dayton yielded his microphone to Moe and other protesters at a highly unusual ceremony during which the governor signed off on an expansion of the federal Medicaid program in Minnesota.

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Scott Wente
Scott Wente has been editor at the South Washington County Bulletin since 2011. He worked as a reporter at other Forum Communications newspapers from 2003 to 2011. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.
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