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Shutdown over, Dayton to 'do what I can' on jobs

ST. PAUL — Gov. Mark Dayton starts a statewide jobs tour this week hoping to build a legacy as a jobs governor, with last month's government shutdown behind him.

The first-term Democrat will kick off the tour in Fergus Falls on Wednesday.

Dayton says he will make job creation his priority for the rest of his term, which runs through 2014. He says he will "go anywhere, call anybody, do what I can."

Mirroring President Obama's recent emphasis on jobs, Dayton will host a series of regional meetings leading up to a statewide jobs summit in St. Paul.

More than 200,000 Minnesota residents are out of work.

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