"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.
A Duluth native who just barely lost Virginia's GOP gubernatorial primary said that politicians have not gone far enough in condemning the left for violence during a rally of white nationalists in Charlottesville. "I think that the left is going to try to use this as an excuse to crack down on conservative free speech," said Corey Stewart. "I think they're going to try to use this as an excuse to remove more historical monuments."