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Dayton Cabinet diverse, but GOP questions some commissioners

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ST. PAUL -- Gov. Mark Dayton's Cabinet may be the most diverse in Minnesota history, but it still is dominated by white males.

It also may be one of the least partisan, but Senate Republicans who must confirm commissioners cast a wary eye on some appointments.


And Twin Cities residents are a majority on the 25-member Cabinet, but at least 10 bring strong greater Minnesota connections.

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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.