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President Trump to Visit Duluth June 20

Updated: June 11, 2018 06:56 PM

President Donald Trump is scheduled to visit Duluth on Wednesday, June 20.

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The event will be held at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center Arena.  A registration page on the Trump-Pence campaign website says doors will open at 3:30 p.m., and the event will begin at 6:30.

Republican candidate for the 8th congressional district Pete Stauber said Trump asked him what he could do to support his campaign, so he invited the president to Duluth.

"I want to talk about our copper-nickel mining. He's very interested in that. Polymet has to have that land exchange. Twin Metals has to have the reversal," Stauber said. "That's a huge impact. That's good-paying mining jobs for northeastern Minnesota."

Stauber said it will also be good for Trump to see the most inland port in the United States.

"We are so excited to welcome President Trump back to Minnesota next week. The importance of Minnesota this election cycle - in influencing the balance of power in Washington D.C. for the next two-years - and ensuring we send the President conservative reinforcements depends on our ability to Make Minnesota Red," said Republican Party of Minnesota Chairwoman Jennifer Carnahan in news release.

Trump's visit comes amid heavy competition for northeastern Minnesota's 8th District Congressional seat, as well as both of the state's U.S. Senate seats.  All three seats are currently held by Democrats.

The GOP-endorsed candidate, St. Louis County Commissioner Pete Stauber, plans to attend. The GOP-endorsed U.S. Senate candidate, state Sen. Karin Housley, also plans to be there.

Trump lost Minnesota to Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election.  He campaigned in Superior, Wis., in April 2016.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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