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Dayton heading home from Mayo, defends handling of monthlong hospitalization

Nov 20, 2018 - St. Paul Pioneer Press (Minnesota)

Gov. Mark Dayton said Tuesday his health has rebounded enough from post-surgical complications for him to leave Mayo Clinic this week, and he defended his office's low-key handling of a hospitalization that lasted more than a month.

Dayton, 71, said he will be "thrilled" to be back in St. Paul on Wednesday to celebrate his last Thanksgiving as governor with his family and his dogs.

Speaking in a strong, clear voice, Dayton spoke with reporters by phone from the Rochester, Minn., clin...