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Dayton released from hospital

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Jan 1, 2013 at 2:02 pm

ST.PAUL, Minn. (KNSI) Gov. Mark Dayton checked out of Mayo Clinic in Rochester and headed home Tuesday for a few weeks of recuperation from back surgery.

Spokeswoman Katharine Tinucci says the governor was released Tuesday morning.

He had originally planned to check out on Monday but stayed an extra night to allow for additional recovery.

Dayton, who turns 66 in a few weeks, had surgery last Thursday to relieve a constriction in his lower back. The condition, known as stenosis, is caused by normal wear and tear on the spine.

Dayton had been walking with a noticeable limp for a time prior to the surgery.

Dayton has canceled public appearances for the next few weeks while he recuperates at the governor's mansion in St. Paul.

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