Gov. Mark Dayton Wednesday morning left a news conference he had called after about 14 minutes.
During a hastily called media availability, at which he and his commissioners talked about a new state effort to coordinate business services into a central "concierge"-like location, the governor left his own reception room while his commissioners were answering media questions.
Normally, Dayton, and other governors, stay in press conferences to allow media to ask questions unrelated to the main subject of their appearances. Dayton, in the past, has made himself very available to media questions.
On Wednesday, reporters were prepared to ask a series of questions about the Minnesota Vikings stadium push. The governor has been uncharacteristically silent on the subject for days.
On Monday, he told a Star Tribune reporter that he would not answer questions about it after a breakfast to commemorate Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday. On Tuesday, he said in a news conference about his planned borrowing bill that he would not answer any stadium questions.
Since last Thursday he has had nine stadium plans, including those from presumed front-runners Minneapolis and Ramsey County. Dayton has yet to indicate a favorite site.
Meanwhile, a stadium working group is slated to meet for hours Wednesday afternoon and evening.
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Interest groups spent less slightly money lobbying state government in 2015 than in the previous year, according to a report released Wednesday by the Minnesota Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board.
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