ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton is recovering from a surgical procedure to alleviate pain in his hip.
A Dayton spokesman says Monday’s surgery at Rochester’s Mayo Clinic went as planned. Dayton had postponed it last week so he could attend the funeral of Joan Mondale.READ MORE: Minnesota Women's Soccer Is Officially Named Aurora FC
Dayton will remain at Mayo for a few days before returning to the governor’s residence, where he will work while recuperating. He will limit travel for up to three months, in part because of a brace he will wear.READ MORE: Puppy Who Was Inside Stolen Vehicle In St. Paul Reunited With Owner
It is the 67-year-old governor’s third procedure at the Rochester clinic since taking office, following back surgery in December 2012 and a platelet injection last October to help heal a torn hip muscle.MORE NEWS: Winter Flower Show
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