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Emails: Duluth Airport barred Pence after Trump broke virus rules

President Trump held a rally at the Duluth Airport on Wednesday, September 30. President Trump held a rally at the Duluth Airport on Wednesday, September 30. |  Photo: WDIO-TV file

The Associated Press/Star Tribune
Created: November 19, 2020 10:25 AM

Duluth airport officials prohibited Donald Trump’s campaign from holding a rally with Vice President Mike Pence after the president flouted state coronavirus guidelines there three weeks earlier.

The Duluth Airport Authority’s executive director told his board in an email, obtained by the Star Tribune, he rejected a Pence rally application for Oct. 26 because the Trump campaign had breached its earlier agreement.

Pence instead rallied at Hibbing’s airport before about 650 people despite Minnesota’s 250-person cap on events.

Trump announced he had tested positive for COVID-19 about 26 hours after his Sept. 30 rally in Duluth, which around 2,500 to 3,000 people attended.

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