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Mon Sep 21, 2020, 06:16 AM

For the mayor of Bemidji, Trump visit is 'monumental' -- but complicated

Bemidji Mayor Rita Albrecht is helping facilitate the president’s campaign stop, a highly anticipated event for the city of 15,000 people. At the same time, she’s running as a Democrat for a seat in the Minnesota Senate.


Bemidji Mayor Rita Albrecht learned about the president’s historic visit to her city from a report in the Star Tribune.

Though Donald Trump announced plans last week to hold an outdoor rally at a Bemidji airport hangar — which Albrecht said will be the first-ever presidential stop in the city — the mayor said the airport’s manager had to ask the private aircraft company hosting the president to actually confirm the Friday visit. That way Bemidji could plan for an event that may draw thousands of people to the city of 15,000 during a pandemic.

“It’s been somewhat of a moving target for the city to get a handle on what’s going to actually happen and what our role is,” Albrecht said.

It’s been a complicated week for Albrecht, who currently sits at the heart of Greater Minnesota’s political crossroads.

Read more: https://www.minnpost.com/greater-minnesota/2020/09/for-the-mayor-of-bemidji-trump-visit-is-monumental-but-complicated/

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Mon Sep 21, 2020, 09:35 AM

1. In the midst of a pandemic, don't even tell the community you're

dropping by.

Stay home, Mr pResident. You’re the gift that keeps on giving!

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