Dayton's Norway trip to mark troop exchange

  • Updated: February 15, 2013 - 8:32 PM

Gov. Mark Dayton will make a quick trip to Norway next weekend to recognize Minnesota's 40-year-old troop exchange with the Scandinavian country.

The governor will leave for Oslo Friday, attend a Feb. 23 event to celebrate the long-standing exchange program and return to Minnesota the following day.

One hundred Minnesota National Guard soldiers go to Norway every year for cold-weather training. At the same time, troops from Norway's Home Guard come to train in Minnesota. Adjutant General Rick Nash of the state's National Guard says it's the oldest troop-exchange program in the world.

Dayton will host Norway's U.S. ambassador and defense chief for a similar event in Minneapolis this Sunday. Troops from Norway's Home Guard and the state National Guard are expected to attend both events.

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