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Hazmat team responds to Minnesota governor's home

June 2, 2014
Associated Press

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A hazardous materials team responded after white powder was found in an envelope opened at the Minnesota governor's residence.

The Minnesota Department of Public Safety says staff at Gov. Mark Dayton's residence opened the letter Monday morning at a building next to the living quarters. While the content of the letter was not threatening, staff detected a small amount of white powder.

Staff contacted the Minnesota State Patrol, which contacted the St. Paul Fire Department.

The Star Tribune ( ) reports members of the fire department were still at the property that afternoon, some dressed in protective boots and yellow jumpsuits.

The public safety department says Dayton was at the main residence at the time but was "not in close proximity to the letter."


Information from: Star Tribune,



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