4 1/2 Hours Of Hand Shaking For Gov. Dayton By Michael McIntee | January 9, 2011 LikeTweet EmailPrint More More on Minnesota Subscribe to Minnesota Follow this author Gov. Mark Dayton thanks supporters at the inaugural ball After shaking hands with supporters for 4 1/2 hours on Saturday night, Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton thanks the crowd for coming to the inaugural “people’s ball”. Related Coverage Under the pall of the day’s events, Inaugural well-wishers greet Dayton, remember shooting victims – MinnPost Support this story and all the stories from The Uptake. Donate.