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Dayton selects big names for Mayo DMC board

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (KTTC) -- Governor Mark Dayton's four appointments to the eight-member board that will oversee Mayo Clinic's DMC project is filled with big names in Minnesota business and politics.

Dayton's selections include James Campbell, retired Group Executive Vice President of Wells Fargo & Company; Tina Flint Smith, the governor's Chief of Staff; Susan Rani, President of Rani Engineering, Inc. and R.T. Rybak, mayor of Minneapolis.

All four appointees must be confirmed by the Minnesota Senate.

Meanwhile, Mayo has designated ex-Medtronic chief executive Bill George as its representative on the panel.

The board of the nonprofit corporation is responsible for adopting the development plan that will guide the multi-billion expansion being aided by a public subsidy.

Dayton's four selections will join Rochester mayor Ardell Brede, City Council member Ed Hruska, an Olmsted County board designee and a Mayo appointee.

Mayor Brede says, "I've said all along and I think it just becomes more clear. Our only limitation I think will be our creativity and imagination as we move ahead with this."

Rochester City Council President Randy Staver says, "Now we'll work with the board as well as the economic agency that will be appointed later in terms of developing the plan and the particulars of the plan. Then certainly the city council will be more involved as we approved the public infrastructure projects."

The board will be covered by the open meeting law and state records laws, and its members will be able to collect expense allowances.

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