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Governor of Minnesota

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The Governor of Minnesota is the chief executive of the U.S. state of Minnesota. Historically, there were also three governors of Minnesota Territory. Thirty-eight different people have been governors of the state. Another two distinct people were territorial governors, although three people took that role—Alexander Ramsey, the first territorial governor, also served as state governor several years later. State governors are elected to office by popular vote, but territorial governors were appointed to the office by the United States president.

At present, governors are elected to four-year terms, although the term has been just two years at some times in the past. The governor has a cabinet of consisting of the leaders of various state departments. The governor appoints these department heads. Cabinet-level departments include:

The governor's residence is located in St. Paul, at 1006 Summit Avenue.

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