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Trump rally moved again, now back to Rochester airport — limited to 250 people

Rick Solem



FILE - The crowd cheers as Air Force One arrives with President Donald Trump at Duluth International Airport on Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020, for Trump's campaign appearance in Duluth, Minn. (AP Photo/Jack Rendulich)

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Off again, on again. President Donald Trump is, after all, holding a campaign rally in Rochester — by invitation only.

The Friday event, which was initially moved from the Rochester airport to a steel distributor building in Dodge Center, Minn., was switched back to the airport in a back-and-forth Thursday.

It will take place at 5 p.m. for up to 250 people, complying with state COVID-19 guidelines to limit large gatherings, as the City of Rochester and the Republican National Convention came to an agreement.

The initial rally appeared on the Trump campaign website Wednesday for late afternoon Friday, following an airport rally in Green Bay at 2:30 p.m.

It was then changed to Dodge Center, Minn., where McNeilus Steel sent a letter to its employees saying the company would host the president Friday afternoon and that 25,000 people were expected, according to a tweet.

A few hours later, that rally was called off and moved back to the Rochester airport.

Host of WIZM's La Crosse Talk PM | University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point graduate | Hometown: Greenville, Wis | Avid noonball basketball player and sand volleyballer in La Crosse

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