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President Donald Trump to visit La Crosse on Saturday



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FILE - Donald Trump speaks at the La Crosse Center during the Republican presidential nominations on April 4, 2016.

President Donald Trump will speak a the La Crosse Regional airport Saturday afternoon.

The event is set to start at 3:30 p.m. with gates opening at 12:30 p.m.

Trump would be the fifth sitting president in a row to visit La Crosse, dating back to George HW Bush in 1992. President Barack Obama spoke at UW-La Crosse on July 2, 2015.

The last time — and, perhaps, first time — Trump came to La Crosse, he was running for president. He spoke for 52 minutes at a rally at the La Crosse Center in front of about 1,700 on April 4, 2016.

Following Saturday’s event at the airport, Trump will travel to Green Bay airport for another Make America Great Again rally.

Kaitlyn Riley’s passion for communications started on her family’s dairy farm in Gays Mills, Wis. Wanting to share agriculture’s story, she studied strategic communications and broadcast journalism at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In college, she held officer positions with the Association of Women in Agriculture and Badger Dairy Club while volunteering as a news reporter for the college radio station. She also founded the university’s first agricultural radio talk show, AgChat. In her professional career, Kaitlyn has worked in radio, print and television news doing everything from covering local events to interviewing presidential candidates, and putting back on her barn boots to chat with farmers in the field. Today, Kaitlyn can be seen covering local stories that matter to you in the La Crosse area.

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