"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.
Rep. John Kline, Republican serving his final year in Congress after 14 years, criticized the Obama Administration's handling of foreign military crises, elaborated on his recent presidential endorsement of Sen. Marco Rubio and visibly worried over the state of the Minnesota Republican Party and its chances of retaining his seat in the Republican fold.
The House GOP campaign committee said Thursday they are launching a TV ad against DFL candidate Andrew Carlson, as he runs in the special election to replace former Rep. Ann Lenczewski, the longtime DFL lawmaker who retired last year.