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Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton tells reporters Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013, that he will not reveal whether he asked the MNsure director to resign. FORUM NEWS SERVICE/Don Davis

Dayton on MNsure: 'Buck stops here'

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ST. PAUL -- Gov. Mark Dayton has been more involved in the state's controversial health insurance marketplace than was publicly known, and he said that technically he is responsible for the new agency's problems.


He told reporters Thursday that he and his staff have been in regular contact with MNsure officials, and even more often as deadlines approached and computer glitches, problems with a help line and other issues built up.

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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.