"I'm on my way to recovery," Dayton said from the governor's residence in St. Paul Friday afternoon.
The governor had spent four days at Rochester Mayo's Clinic after the surgery.
Dayton has said repeatedly that the physical injury and recovery would not stop him from doing his job as governor or mounting a vigorous campaign for re-election. Dayton, who will need a brace for several months, staffers said the governor met with senior staff at the residence on Friday.
The governor had said he was not in significant pain, but the injury made his hip less stable.
Minnesota senators sharply questioned federal appeals court judge Neil Gorsuch during Wednesday's Supreme Court confirmation hearings, grilling him on whether he'd be protect the interests of ordinary people over corporations.
Other business groups like realtors, electric utility Xcel Energy Services, private colleges, tobacco giant Altria, Polymet Mining, health insurers and hospitals contributed to the overall total of $57.7 million to lobby the Legislature, the administration of Gov. Mark Dayton and Metro municipal governments.