Dayton Leads Delegation On 10-Day Trip To Europe

Thursday, June 13th, 2013 at 11:12 am

On Wednesday, Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton and the members of a state trade delegation left for a 10-day trip Europe with Sweeden scheduled to be the first stop.

The Associated Press reports that the 35-person delegation of public and private sector officials aren’t scheduled to return to the state until June 21.

In Stockholm, Sweden, the governor has a Thursday reception at the U.S. ambassador’s residence. There are also meetings this week with Swedish business and government leaders and a visit to a medical facility dubbed the Mayo Clinic of Sweden.

From there, it’s off to Norway and later Germany.

Dayton’s adult sons are also going on the trip.

The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development announced that Eric and Andrew Dayton are paying their own way, which is standard practice for business leaders who go on state trade missions.

Dayton’s sons co-own a Scandinavian restaurant in Minneapolis. Dayton says they are traveling to Europe separately and briefly joining the larger group in Stockholm.

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