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Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton tells state legislators that the state still needs to invest in jobs and education. His comments came Wednesday night, April 30, during his annual State of the State speech. Behind him are Senate President Sandra Pappas and House Speaker Paul Thissen. (Forum News Service photo by Don Davis)

Dayton looks outstate in speech

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ST. PAUL -- Gov. Mark Dayton focused much of his State of the State speech Wednesday night on greater Minnesota, from HitchDoc in southern Minnesota's Jackson to the Kelliher schools in the north.

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He used areas outside the Twin Cities to tout the state's economic growth, but also to illustrate what he sees as the need for more state spending.

"This economic growth is happening all over our state," the Democratic governor said.

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