Dayton Eyes Fast Return to Work after Collapse During State of the State Address

January 24, 2017 08:43 AM

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton is planning to keep to his normal schedule Tuesday after collapsing during his State of the State address.

RAW VIDEO: Gov. Mark Dayton collapses during State of the State address


The 69-year-old Democrat fainted as he neared the end of his annual speech Monday night.

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A statement from Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton's office says the governor "briefly fainted" during a speech Monday night and that he'll be back at work Tuesday.
The statement said Dayton "quickly recovered, walked out of the Capitol and returned home." It said emergency medical technicians performed a "routine check" at home.
The statement also said Dayton will present his proposed budget Tuesday as planned.

Gov. Dayton's son Eric sent the following tweet: 

The legislature abruptly adjourned while the Governor received medical attention.

KSTP Chief Political Reporter Tom Hauser was at the Capitol.

Hauser reported that there were two doctors serving in the Minnesota Senate and were in the chambers for the joint session. They were able to assist medical personnel.

Sources tell Hauser that Dayton was able to leave the Capitol in his official vehicle with state troopers and aides.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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