Minnesota gov. makes good on campaign promise, gets dog

Published 8:11 am Friday, September 6, 2019

ST. PAUL  — Minnesota’s first family now has a first dog.

Gov. Tim Walz and his son, Gus, introduced the newest resident of the Governor’s Mansion on Thursday — a 3-month-old black Lab mix named Scout.

When Democrat Walz announced his candidacy for governor in 2017, he and his wife, Gwen, promised their son Gus that the family would adopt a dog if Walz won. When Walz won in November, Gus exclaimed “I get a dog!”

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