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Joe Biden tours Carpenters Training Institute in Hermantown

Updated: September 18, 2020 10:02 PM

On Friday, it was wheels up for Minnesota for Joe Biden. The Democratic Presidential nominee landed at the Duluth airport, and headed over to the Carpenters Training Institute in Hermantown.

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Outside, supporters with signs had gathered on one side of Highway 53, and Trump supporters stood on the other.

He toured the facility, and then addressed the group.

"Hello, Minnesota, it's good to be back," he said from the podium, and called the Range, "A magnificient part of the world."

It was mostly media in the room, all set apart. 

He praised Minnesota's two senators, Amy Klobuchar and Tina Smith, who spoke briefly before him.

And he was grateful for the tour around the facility. "It was great to see some of the practical, hands-on experience that apprentices and journeymen and women receive here," he said.

Mining was mentioned, briefly. "Here on the Iron Range, we can see the resilience and the grit the communities that built America, the metal they are made, fortified by the strength of union power, worker power."

Biden pledged to help rebuild the nation's economy by investing money in infrastructure, like our port, schools and homes.

At the end, he said, "It's time to take the country back, folks. And it's going to start here today, with voting in Minnesota."

He then headed out to visit some other places in Duluth. 

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