Former governor Dayton recovering at home after fall

Former governor of Minnesota Mark Dayton returned home Tuesday and is continuing to recover after a fall earlier this month.

In a Facebook post, Dayton said on Aug. 4, he fell in his kitchen and hit his head. He was taken to Abbott Northwestern Hospital where he underwent surgery to relieve pressure from internal bleeding.

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

He was then transferred to Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Center, where he continued physical therapy.

Dayton said he returned home Tuesday and, "after a few more months of outpatient rehabilitation, I expect to return to full strength and resume usual activities."