Dayton to deliver speech on campus

Brian Edwards

Ongoing renovations at the state Capitol have forced Gov. Mark Dayton to move the location of his upcoming State of the State address to the University of Minnesota campus.
 
 
Because of limited space in the House Chamber, the governor will instead deliver his annual speech at the McNamara Alumni Center; its largest meeting space can hold up to 800 people.
 
 
Dayton sent first notice of the venue change in letters to Speaker of the House Kurt Daudt, R-Crown, and President of the Senate Sandra 
Pappas, DFL-St. Paul. The governor’s press confirmed the announcement on Twitter by Tuesday afternoon.
 
 
The address will take place at 7 p.m. on March 9 — one day after the 2016 legislative session is scheduled to start.