Trump to speak at Duluth rally Wednesday night

Expected to discuss local 8th district congressional race

Sloane Martin
June 20, 2018 - 5:50 am

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President Donald Trump will become the first sitting president to visit Duluth in 15 years when he takes the stage Wednesday evening.

The president's rally is set to begin at Amsoil Arena at 6:30 p.m. while at least three planned protests over immigration and other policies go on throughout the city. Doors open at 3:30.

The rally is expected to focus on GOP 8th district congressional candidate Pete Stauber, who's running in the traditionally democratic district that Trump won by more than 15 percentage points.

White House Officials said Monday that Trump is expected to take part in a roundtable discussion with northern Minnesota mining industry leaders about the effect of his trade and deregulation policies.

Multiple Republican elected officials are expected to be there including senate candidate Karin Housley, gubernatorial candidate Jeff Johnson and Lt. Gov. Michelle Fischbach.

State GOP organizers changed to the venue that seats more than 9,000, they said, to accommodate greater demand.

Our Susie Jones is covering the rally. Stay tuned to WCCO for updates.