MN Lt. Gov. Yvonne Prettner Solon is headed to China. Gov. Dayton's office announced today that Solon will join lieutenant governors from Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Iowa and Nebraska on an economic development mission to China. The National Lieutenant Governors Association will host the mission. It runs from Oct. 14 through Oct. 20. Solon will travel to Ghangzhou, Shanghai and Beijing.
Gov. Dayton's spokesman, Bob Hume,says the Chinese People's Friendship Association with Foreign Countries and the China-U.S. Exhange Foundation will pay for most of the trip. He said the state will pay roughly $800 in incidentals for Solon and an aide to make the trip.
The mission comes less than a month after Gov. Dayton traveled to Japan and South Korea to promote Minnesota's business interests to those countries.