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Gov. Mark Dayton had surgery on his spine Thursday and a spokeswoman reports that the procedure went as planned, without complications, the Associated Press reports.

Kathleen Tinucci told the AP the governor was out of surgery and awake by mid-afternoon Thursday.

The procedure involved fusing a vertebrae in an area that is shifting out of alignment. The condition is caused by normal wear and tear. The 65-year-old is expected be out of the hospital by Monday and will recuperate at the governor’s residence in St. Paul.

The back problem the governor suffers from is common, KARE 11 reports.

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