UPDATED: President Trump plans Bemidji visit

President Donald Trump is scheduled to visit Bemidji next week.

According to his campaign website, the President will be at Bemidji Aviation Services around 6 p.m. for a “Great American Comeback” event, with the doors opening at 3 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 18.

The original time was set for 4 p.m. with doors open at 1 p.m. This plan changed on Monday, Sept. 14. View Chief Mastin’s statement on the upcoming visit here.

A sitting president has never visited Bemidji before, and Bemidji hasn’t been on the campaign trail to the White House since at least the 1980s.

A counter-protest is already planned for that day in the area.

Former Vice President and Democratic nominee Joe Biden is scheduled to also make a campaign stop in Minnesota on Sept. 18, though a location and time have not yet been announced for that visit.

The latest SurveyUSA poll showed Biden with a 49-to-40 percent lead over Trump in the state.  But the Republican ticket had a 61-to-37 advantage in northeastern Minnesota.  Biden led by 19 points in the Twin Cities.

Larissa Donovan is the News Director for the stations of Paul Bunyan Broadcasting and has been, almost without interruption, since Election Day 2016. She covers events and issues in north central Minnesota, which include local government, crime, courts, education, environment and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University and received her degree in 2018. Larissa, native to the great state of New York, grew up in Bemidji, and enjoys spending her spare time with her family and pet cat. She also loves Star Trek, punk rock music and the theater.

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