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The Governor of Minnesota is the chief executive of the U.S. state of Minnesota, leading the state's executive branch. Thirty-eight different people have been governors of the state. State governors are elected to office by popular vote. The current governor of Minnesota is Democratic Mark Dayton.


The governor has a cabinet consisting of the leaders of various state departments. The governor appoints these department heads, who are usually called commissioners. Cabinet-level departments include:


The Minnesota Governor's Residence is located in Saint Paul, at 1006 Summit Avenue.



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