Published December 31 2012
Dayton extends hospital stay a day after surgery
Dayton’s spokeswoman, Katharine Tinucci, said Monday that Dayton and his doctor decided he would benefit from one more day of recovery. Dayton had surgery last Thursday to relieve a constriction in his lower back, and was originally scheduled to return to the governor’s residence Monday.
Mayo said Dayton’s condition is caused by normal wear and tear on the spine. The Democratic governor turns 66 in a few weeks. The surgeon who operated on Dayton said the procedure went as planned.