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Framed by campaign signs, Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton pauses to clap with supporters while delivering his nomination speech at the Minnesota DFL convention in Duluth on Saturday, May 31, 2014. Dayton received the DFL nomination to run for a second term as governor. DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE/Clint Austin

DFLers celebrate as Dayton nominated for second term

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DULUTH -- Four years after his party denied Mark Dayton access to its state convention floor in Duluth, DFL delegates welcomed him to the same floor Saturday with a riotous celebration.

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“This is a great time to be a Democrat in Minnesota,” the first-term governor told a pumped-up crowd of 1,200 delegates in the old arena at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center after accepting their unanimous endorsement. “Aren’t you proud to be a DFLer? I sure am.”

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