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Former Minneapolis Mayor Rybak leaves hospital

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Willmar Minnesota 2208 Trott Ave. SW / P.O. Box 839 56201

MINNEAPOLIS -- Former Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak left the hospital Tuesday, three days after a severe heart attack.

He went through two angioplasties, with the insertion of six stents, while in the hospital.

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Rybak, who left office last week after opting not to seek another term, is supposed to recuperate for two weeks before starting his new job at a group established to reduce the Twin Cities education gap between whites and people of color.

Rybak suffered the heart attack after cross-country skiing.

While in the hospital, Rybak entertained his Twitter followers with several jokes.

"Why is everybody complaining about the temps?" he tweeted along with a photo of him in his hospital bed, giving a thumbs-up sign. “It’s 68 here.”

- Minnesota Capitol Bureau

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