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Dayton Released from Mayo After Back Surgery

Posted at: 01/01/2013 11:35 AM

(ABC 6 NEWS) -- After having successful surgery to relieve pain in his back, Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton has been discharged from St. Marys Hospital.

A spokesperson says Dayton will now return to the Governor's residence and spend the next few weeks recovering.  He will also be working from home.

Dayton was scheduled to leave Mayo Clinic on Monday, but decided to stay an extra day after speaking with his doctor.

The surgeon who performed the procedure on Dayton says it went as well as expected with no complications.