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"If we don't get it this session we'll get it next session," said Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton of the effort to get a new professional football stadium approved. (Associated Press)

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"Such a waiver would allow Minnesota educators to focus on what is working in their schools," Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton said.

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Smiles were bipartisan at a news conference outside the office of Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton (right), a Democrat, in St. Paul, Minn., Tuesday as Republican leaders Sen. Amy Koch and Speaker of the House Kurt Zellers joined Mr. Dayton in announcing a special legislative session aimed at getting a budget passed and ending a partial government shutdown. (AP Photo/Minneapolis Star Tribune)

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Gov. Mark Dayton discusses the budget deal at the University of Minnesota's Hubert H. Humphrey School in Minneapolis on Thursday. Mr. Dayton offered major concessions in a bid to end a government shutdown, dropping his pursuit of tax hikes to say he was willing to accept - with conditions - a Republican proposal . (Associated Press)

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Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton listens to members of the public explain how state budget cuts would affect them at a roundtable discussion on July 13, 2011 at the Rochester, Minn., Senior Citizen Center. (Associated Press/The Rochester Post-Bulletin)

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A bicyclist rides on the road leading out of the closed Fort Snelling historic site Friday, July 1, 2011, in Minneapolis after negotiations over the state budget between Republican lawmakers and Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton broke down and the government shutdown at midnight. AP Photo/Jim Mone)

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Former Sen. Mark Dayton arrives at his headquarters in St. Paul Wednesday after Republican Tom Emmer conceded the Minnesota governor's race to him following a recount. He is the first Democrat to win the position in 20 years. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** Minnesota gubernatorial candidate Mark Dayton speaks at the Democratic Governors Association luncheon in Washington on Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2010. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

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Former U.S. Sen. Mark Dayton, left and on screen, talks with reporters at his primary election night headquarters where he awaited the result of his Democratic gubernatorial race Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2010 in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

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Former U.S. Sen. Mark Dayton enjoys a laugh after addressing the media with his running mate, State Sen. Yvonne Prettner-Solon, after The Associated Press called Dayton the winner of the Democratic gubernatorial primary election Tuesday night, Aug. 10, 2010 in St. Paul, Minn. Behind Dayton are his sons Eric, left, and Andrew. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)