Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton says he’ll be working from home for a couple more weeks as he recovers from a recent hip surgery.
Josh Willingham insists he is willing and able to serve as designated hitter for the Minnesota Twins, if that’s what he’s asked to do.
Minnesota Twins general manager Terry Ryan has been released from the hospital, the first step in his recovery from cancer surgery. The Twins announced Friday that Ryan left the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, three days after the operation.
Gov. Mark Dayton has checked out of Mayo Clinic after hip surgery. Dayton’s office says that he left the Rochester clinic on Friday and returned to the governor’s residence in St. Paul. He checked into Mayo Clinic on Monday where he underwent the surgical procedure to alleviate pain in his hip.
Former vice president Walter Mondale is recovering after undergoing heart surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester. Officials said that Mondale was resting comfortably and was expected to make a full recovery.
Mikko Koivu’s return to the Minnesota Wild likely won’t come until after the Olympics, leaving his availability for Finland during the Winter Games in question. Koivu broke his right ankle Jan. 4 when he was hit by a puck and had surgery to accelerate the recovery. The captain and first-line center has resumed skating, but Wild coach Mike Yeo told reporters after practice Monday that Koivu’s availability for the last two games before the Olympics break was “highly in doubt.”
The Minnesota Vikings announced Thursday that running back Adrian Peterson had successful surgery to repair the adductor muscle in his groin. Team officials said Dr. William Meyers performed the surgery, while also doing a compartmental release, at the Vincera Institute in Philadelphia, Pa.
The Minnesota Twins have signed right-hander Mike Pelfrey and catcher Kurt Suzuki. The contracts were finalized Monday. Pelfrey agreed more than a week ago to an $11 million, two-year deal. Suzuki agreed Friday to a $2.75 million, one-year deal. Pelfrey went 5-13 with a 5.19 ERA in 29 starts last season, his first after Tommy John ligament replacement surgery on his elbow. He’ll return to the rotation with Kevin Correia, with Ricky Nolasco and Phil Hughes now at the top. One spot will be open in spring training.
A 16 year old is hospitalized after being shot in the abdomen by a 15-year-old friend, according to St. Paul Police. The shooting happened right before 7 p.m. at a home in the 900 block of West Nebraska Avenue. Police say the gun was accidentally discharged. The victim was taken to St. Joseph’s Hospital by the mother of the friend who fired the weapon.
Chase Budinger has rejoined his Minnesota Timberwolves teammates for light workouts at practice while he works his surgically repaired left knee back into shape. Budinger likely remains a month or more from playing in games after offseason surgery to remove a portion of the meniscus in his knee. Budinger was doing some individual shooting drills after practice on Monday. He says he’s not putting a specific timetable on his return, only that he’s taking things “week by week.” Budinger signed a three-year, $16 million contract in July. But while he was working out in August to prepare for the season, he re-injured the same knee that kept him out for four months last year.
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton is recuperating following a procedure at the Mayo Clinic meant to relieve pain in his hip. An aide in the governor’s office reported just after noon Wednesday that the procedure was complete and went well.
It’s day two for the roll-out of MNsure, but some who are shopping online for health insurance plans said they are running into technical glitches and delays. MNSure officials said the system is running smoothly, after a bumpy start Tuesday when it launched — so far about 2,500 accounts have been created.
A Dassel-Cokato teenager is in stable condition at the hospital but having some complications as he recovers from suffering a brain injury on the field that almost killed him. “It was three weeks ago tomorrow that Luke was injured — we’ve had a lot of highs and a lot of lows,” mother Sara Nelson said.
In the backyard of Blue Pearl Veterinary Partners, a veterinary technician takes Gordon the golden retriever for its morning walk. What’s so amazing is that just 24 hours ago the dog was on an operating table with a very serious problem.
A Twin Cities dog is recovering Thursday after having emergency surgery on Wednesday to remove nearly two pounds worth of rocks that the dog had eaten, officials said. Gordon, a 7-year-old Golden Retriever, had to be hospitalized at BluePearl Veterinary Partners in Eden Prairie after ingesting 1.79 pounds of rocks.