Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton will be traveling to Norway next week.
The governor will travel as part of a national guard trip to celebrate cooperation between the Norwegian Guard and Minnesota's National Guard. Minnesota and Norway have had a cooperative agreements for 40 years.
Minnesota senators sharply questioned federal appeals court judge Neil Gorsuch during Wednesday's Supreme Court confirmation hearings, grilling him on whether he'd be protect the interests of ordinary people over corporations.
Other business groups like realtors, electric utility Xcel Energy Services, private colleges, tobacco giant Altria, Polymet Mining, health insurers and hospitals contributed to the overall total of $57.7 million to lobby the Legislature, the administration of Gov. Mark Dayton and Metro municipal governments.