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Encyclopedia > Governor of Minnesota

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, though historically there were also three governors of Minnesota Territory.  ????, the first territorial governor, also served as state governor several years later. State governors are elected to office by popular vote, but territorial governors were appointed to the office by the United States president. The current governor of Minnesota is Tim Pawlenty. Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures State Courts Counties, Cities, and Towns Other countries â€¢ Politics Portal      A state of the United States is any one of the fifty subnational entities referred to... Capital Saint Paul Largest city Minneapolis Area  Ranked 12th  - Total 87,014 sq mi (225,365 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 400 miles (645 km)  - % water 8. ... The executive is the branch of a government charged with implementing, or executing, the law and running the day-to-day affairs of the government or state. ... Minnesota Territory was an organized territory of the United States from March 3, 1849 to May 11, 1858, when Minnesota was admitted as the 32nd state. ... Timothy James Pawlenty (born November 27, 1960) is an American politician from the Republican Party. ...


Like the U.S. President, the governor has veto power over bills passed by the Minnesota State Legislature. As in most states, but unlike the U.S. President, the governor can also make line-item vetoes, where specific provisions in bills can be stripped out while allowing the overall bill to be signed into law. For other uses, see United States (disambiguation) and US (disambiguation). ... The word veto comes from Latin and literally means I forbid. ... The Minnesota State Legislature is the legislative branch of government in the U.S. state of Minnesota. ... In government, the line-item veto is the power of an executive to nullify or cancel specific provisions of a bill, usually budget appropriations, without vetoing the entire legislative package. ...


Since a 1958 amendment to the Minnesota Constitution governors are elected to four-year terms. Previously, they served two-year terms. The governor has a cabinet consisting of the leaders of various state departments. The governor appoints these department heads, who are usually called commissioners. 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Constitution of the State of Minnesota was initially approved by the residents of Minnesota Territory in a special election held on October 13, 1857, and was ratified by the United States Senate on May 11, 1858, marking the admittance of Minnesota to the Union. ... A cabinet is a body of high-ranking members of government, typically representing the executive branch. ... Commissioner is a designation that may be used for a variety of official positions, especially referring to a high-ranking public (administrative or police) official, or an analogous official in the private sector (e. ...


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Governor of Minnesota - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (269 words)
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, though historically there were also three governors of Minnesota Territory.
State governors are elected to office by popular vote, but territorial governors were appointed to the office by the United States president.
Wendell Anderson - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (244 words)
Wendell Richard "Wendy" Anderson (born February 1, 1933) was the 33rd Governor of Minnesota, from January 4, 1971 to December 29, 1976.
Born in Saint Paul, Minnesota, he resigned the governor's office in order to be named US Senator to replace Walter Mondale, who had been elected Vice President of the United States.
Interestingly, Anderson was drafted by the Minnesota Fighting Saints in the inaugural WHA draft in 1972.
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