Dayton Visit 03 Feb 12

Governor Mark Dayton is scheduled to visit an elementary school in Bird Island today (Friday)…weather permitting.

Governor Dayton is making good on a promise to visit St. Mary’s student McKaia Ryberg, who had invited the governor to visit her school.

Dayton was supposed to make the visit last week, but the weather prevented the visit…it was snowing with poor visibility, so Dayton could not fly in. There’s a dense fog advisory until 10 this morning.

The governor had discovered Ryberg’s talents when she sang the national anthem at a Tim Orth Foundation event as a sixth-grader in 2010. She accepted his invitation to perform the anthem at both the governor’s inauguration and during a visit by President Obama in Minneapolis.