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Auditor scolds Dayton for violating law by taking campaign aide on state airplane trip

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Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton broke the law when he took a campaign aide with him on a 2012 state airplane trip, the legislative auditor said Thursday.

Auditor James Nobles also said state law is not clear about whether the governor can use a state airplane for traveling to political events.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.
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