Gov. Dayton says He Has Prostate Cancer
Posted by KSJB News on 1/24/2017 12:19:00 PM.
 
ST. PAUL, MN (AP) - Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton says he's been diagnosed with prostate cancer but will finish the final two years of his term.

 
Dayton made the announcement Tuesday after outlining his proposed budget for legislators a day after collapsing during his State of the State address.
 
The 69-year-old Democrat says he'll travel to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester on Tuesday afternoon for test on why he fainted.  He'll return to Mayo next week to discuss his prostate cancer treatment options.
 
At the beginning of the meeting with lawmakers, Dayton said he would discuss his health after going over the budget.  He occasionally paused as he spoke Tuesday.
 
After his introductory remarks, the Democrat turned the briefing over to his budget commissioner and took a seat to listen.  The governor usually stands on such occasions. 


Steve Casey

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