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Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton, Lt. Gov. Yvonne Prettner Solon and most of their staff bowed their heads at 10 a.m. Monday, joining a moment of silence for victims of Saturday's Arizona shootings. Dayton said he would call a meeting of state leaders this week to discuss Capitol security. Photo by Don Davis, Forum Communications.

Shootings elicit concerns for Capitol safety


By Don Davis

State Capitol Bureau

ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton plans to bring together state officials to discuss security around the Capitol complex in light of Saturday's Arizona shooting of a congresswoman and those attending her public event.

"This is a moment of great national solemnity," Dayton said before joining a nationwide moment of silence in memory of the six who died and those hurt in the shooting.

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