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Gov. Mark Dayton discusses state flood preparation during a meeting Wednesday in Stillwater. Dayton said he would support an effort to permanently resolve Newport's decades-old Mississippi River levee problem, such as by offering the city state funds to buy flood-threatened properties. Bulletin photo by Jon Avise.

Dayton signs 'Tyler's Law' into the books

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In a legislative session punctuated by disagreement, lawmakers and Gov. Mark Dayton found nothing to argue about in a bill driven by a Woodbury family.

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Dayton signed "Tyler's Law" into the books May 24 held a ceremonial signing Tuesday.

Though the Democratic governor and the Republican-controlled Legislature could not come to terms on an overall budget deal - under threat of a partial government shutdown - Tyler's Law drew no protest.

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Mike Longaecker
Mike Longaecker is the regional public safety reporter for RiverTown Multimedia. His coverage area spans St. Croix and Pierce counties. Longaecker served from 2011-2015 as editor of the Woodbury Bulletin. A University of Wisconsin-River Falls graduate, Longaecker previously reported for the Red Wing Republican Eagle and for the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau. You can follow him on Twitter at @Longaecker
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