Governor Mark Dayton said today (1/24) that he has been diagnosed with prostate cancer. Dayton revealed the diagnosis at a news conference this morning after he collapsed during his State of the State speech last night. He told reporters and staff that the outlook is good but he expects to know more next week after additional medical tests at Mayo Clinic.

The Minnesota Governor had health scares in the past, most recently in December 2015 he underwent surgery at Mayo Clinic for spinal stenosis, which leads to weakness and instability in the legs. We wish the Governor a very speedy recovery.