Before the address, House members watched the heavy wet snowfall outside the Capitol Retiring room behind the House Chamber.
Former Minnesota Governor Wendell Anderson arrived in the House Chamber to a rousing applause.
Former Vice President Walter Mondale warmly greeted Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk before the address.
Lt. Governor Tina Smith arrived just before the Governor to her first State of the State as Lt. Governor.
Governor Mark Dayton received warm applause in the House Chamber as he delivered his 2015 State of the State address at the Minnesota State Capitol.
Governor Mark Dayton
Governor Mark Dayton delivered his 2015 State of the State address in the House Chamber of the Minnesota State Capitol.