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Minneapolis, MN (KROC-AM News) - Former Governor Mark Dayton is recovering from a serious medical condition that resulted from a head injury suffered in a fall at his home earlier this month.

On Facebook this morning, Dayton reported that he required surgery to relieve pressure from internal bleeding after he slipped and fell in his kitchen on the night of August 4th.

“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 that he spent the past two weeks at Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Center undergoing intensive physical therapy. He stated that he was discharged and returned to his home yesterday but expects that he will need several more months of outpatient rehabilitation to return to full strength and resume visual activities.

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