Dayton spends one more day at Mayo Clinic

Gov. Dayton is spending one more day at the Mayo Clinic to recover from back surgery. He had initially planned to be released today.

Dayton’s spokeswoman, Katharine Tinucci, says Dayton will spend another day in the hospital. She said the decision was made after Dayton consulted with his doctor about his recovery.

Dayton is now scheduled to return to the governor’s residence on Tuesday.

Dayton underwent back surgery on his lower spine on Thursday. His spokeswoman says he’ll continue his recovery at home once he is released. His public events for the first two weeks of January are being rescheduled.

The Legislature will convene on January 8. Dayton is required to announce his two-year budget plan by January 22.