State Rep. Dave Dill, DFL-Crane Lake, received two standing ovations from his Minnesota House colleagues Monday when he showed up for a special session six days after kidney-transplant surgery.
Dill said he was surprised by his quick recovery. He explained that he had normal kidney function just four days after the transplant at Hennepin County Medical Center.
"I'm here today and ready to go back to work," Dill said.
Dill said that one of his constituents donated a kidney. He joked that a lobbyist offered to do the same earlier this year.
"We found out from the Campaign Finance Board that it might be a thing of value, so I couldn't take that approach."
Dill is running for a fifth term in District 6A. He said he was not able to do any campaigning this summer due to his illness.