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Former Minnesota Governor Dayton undergoing intensive physical therapy after fall

ST. PAUL, MN -- Former Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton is undergoing intensive physical therapy after slipping and falling in his kitchen on August 4.

In a Facebook post Wednesday morning, Dayton said he underwent surgery to relieve pressure from internal bleeding after hitting his head.

"Thank goodness we live in a state with the best medical professionals operating in first-rate hospitals and clinics. Their prompt actions both saved my life and prevented any lasting damage. They have my deepest gratitude," Dayton wrote in the post.

Dayton wrote he returned home Tuesday after spending two weeks at Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Center.

He said he's expecting several more months of outpatient rehabilitation and is expected to return to"full strength and resume usual activities".

"All things considered, I feel very fortunate to have come through this episode relatively unscathed, and I look forward to sharing new adventures with you soon."

Kevin Jacobsen

News Director

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