Governor Mark Dayton gives reporters an update on his medical condition this morning (1130am) in a conference call from Mayo Clinic in Rochester. The governor has been hospitalized for over a month after back surgery, because of complications that he says damaged his lung. Dayton said last week he’s been having physical therapy and is otherwise recovering well. He said at that point he intended to return to Saint Paul by Thanksgiving, but staffers indicated that’s his doctors’ call. Dayton has been in communication with members of his administration during a hospitalization that he says has been a much longer stretch than he bargained for.
Dayton has a little over a month remaining in his term.