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UPDATE: Gov. Dayton faints expected to leave hospital Monday after fainting

UPDATE: Gov. Mark Dayton is expected to leave the the hospital Monday afternoon after fainting during a speaking event in Woodbury Sunday.

According to Dayton's Chief of Staff Jaime Tincher, Dayton was transported to Regions Hospital in St. Paul after feeling pressure in his lower back and temporarily losing consciousness.

The 69-year-old Dayton remained at the hospital overnight for observation as a precaution.

Dayton spokesman Bob Hume said Monday the governor is meeting with staff in his room. He is being treated for dehydration and undergoing tests.

Dayton underwent elective lower back surgery in December. His office said at the time that the procedure was similar to one he had three years ago, which fused two vertebrae in his lower back. He also had had hip surgery in 2014.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

ORIGINAL STORY: (WDAY/WDAZ TV) - Minnesota's governor is in the hospital after faitning at a political event tonight.

Mark Dayton was speaking when it happened.

The governor was taken to Regions Hospital in St. Paul for further testing and will spend the night there "as a precaution."

His advisor says dehydration appears to be the problem.

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