NEW ULM - Gov. Mark Dayton will not be attending today's "The Civil War, Gettysburg and New Ulm: A 150th Commemoration" event at Riverside Park.
New Ulm Mayor Bob Beussman, who is a member of the ad hoc committee that organized the event, said they learned the news late Tuesday. A spokesman for Dayton told him that the governor had hoped to make the event, but problems with his recent hip injury will not permit him to attend.
Dayton has also canceled other engagements throughout the last week. He injured one of his weight-bearing muscles in his hip on June 22 when he slipped on some stairs.