ST. PAUL, MN – Today, after the news of the passing of Mary Tyler Moore, Governor Mark Dayton and Lt. Governor Tina Smith issued the following statements.
The following is a statement from Governor Mark Dayton:
“Mary Tyler Moore will always be a Minnesota icon. The Mary Tyler Moore Show shared Minneapolis and our entire state with the world, as a place where everyone has the chance to work hard, follow dreams, and succeed. Minnesota will miss her.”
The following is a statement from Lt. Governor Tina Smith:
“Mary Tyler Moore was a role model for countless women and girls in the 1960s and 1970s, including me. She showed us how to survive bell bottoms, macramé and bad dates and grow into women with the careers and lives we want – and have fun in the process! In real life, she may never have called Minneapolis home, but Minnesota will always love Mary Tyler Moore and consider her ours.”