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Governor of Minnesota
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Incumbent
Tim Walz

since January 7, 2019
Style The Honorable
Residence Minnesota Governor's Residence
Term length Four years, no term limit
Inaugural holder Henry H. Sibley
Formation May 24, 1858
Deputy Lieutenant Governor of Minnesota
Salary $120,303 (2013)

The Governor of Minnesota is the chief executive of the U.S. state of Minnesota, leading the state's executive branch. Forty people have been governor of Minnesota, though historically there were also three governors of Minnesota Territory. 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. The current governor of Minnesota is Tim Walz of the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party (DFL).

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