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ST. PAUL -- The new Minnesota Department of Natural Resources commissioner wants to make sure the agency does not appear arrogant.

"I will not stand for arrogance," Tom Landwehr said, shortly after new Gov. Mark Dayton announced his pick Thursday.


Landwehr, who just left a lobbying position, said that Dayton had mentioned an arrogance problem, but he needs to talk to his new boss to hear the details.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.