November 15, 2011

McGovern says he feels good but must slow down


George McGovern said he has been given a clean bill of health by doctors at the Mayo Clinic — as long as he starts to “act like a normal person.” McGovern, the 89-year-old Mitchell native and former South Dakota congressman and senator, spoke Monday morning at the 2011 McGovern Conference in the Sherman Center on the Dakota Wesleyan University campus in Mitchell. He has been hospitalized twice recently but said Monday that he “feels great.” Doctors at the Mayo Clinic told McGovern to slow his pace and refrain from alcohol, which he said was a major blow.

Daily Republic (S.D.), Tom Lawrence, 11/15/11

Additional coverage: KSFY

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