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Sep5. 2012: Gov. Mark Dayton and Lt. Gov. Yvonne Prettner Solon, who is dressed for the skydive she made onto the State Capitol lawn.

Glen Stubbe, Star Tribune

Minn.'s Dayton meets No. 2 about fall ballot plan

  • Associated Press
  • January 13, 2014 - 4:20 PM

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota Lt. Gov. Yvonne Prettner Solon says she will announce her political plans Tuesday.

Prettner Solon met with Gov. Mark Dayton in a closed-door session Monday about whether she'll join him in a re-election run. She was wavering about whether to seek a new term along with Dayton. She said last week she arrived at a decision but wouldn't disclose it before meeting with Dayton.

The governor has refused to address the topic as long as Solon's decision was in limbo.

Prettner Solon has scheduled a news conference for Tuesday.

In 2010, the former state senator from Duluth was picked by then-Democratic candidate Mark Dayton to fill out his eventually successful ticket. In her term, she has led a task force on Capitol security and initiatives concentrating on senior citizens.

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