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Surgery keeps Dayton from Capitol

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Feb 26, 2014 at 5:52 am

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Mark Dayton says he'll be working from home for a couple more weeks as he recovers from a recent hip surgery.

Dayton spoke by phone with reporters Tuesday, the opening day of the legislative session. He says he's still in a body cast and will be into March. After that, doctors at the Mayo Clinic want him to wear a brace that limits his mobility.

The 67-year-old governor had surgery to alleviate chronic hip pain. Dayton hasn't altered his plan to seek a new term this fall.

He has been meeting with staff, commissioners and lawmakers from the governor's residence a couple miles from the Capitol.

But Dayton says he is eager to get back to his old routine and be "a closer part of what's going on."

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