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President Trump arrives for Minden campaign rally

President Donald Trump at a rally at Minden-Tahoe Airport.
President Donald Trump at a rally at Minden-Tahoe Airport.(Kurt Schroeder/KOLO)
Published: Sep. 12, 2020 at 11:43 AM PDT|Updated: Sep. 12, 2020 at 7:27 PM PDT
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RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - 7:25 P.M. UPDATE: President Donald Trump has taken the stage at the Minden-Tahoe Airport to Lee Greenwood’s “I Am Proud To Be An American.”

The crowd greeted him with a chant of USA! USA!

5:55 P.M. UPDATE: President Donald Trump arrived in Reno on Air Force One en route to a campaign rally at the Minden-Tahoe Airport.

Thousands of people have gathered at the Minden airport for the campaign rally. Speeches began about 5:30 p.m.

LIVE: President Donald Trump is on his way to Northern Nevada. This is what the scene looks like in Minden.

Posted by KOLO 8 News Now on Saturday, September 12, 2020

ORIGINAL STORY: Douglas County said Saturday it weighed health concerns against First Amendment Rights before allowing President Donald Trump to campaign Saturday at the Minden-Tahoe Airport.

“I am proud and amazed by the quality and professionalism of everyone involved,” Douglas County Manager Patrick Cates said in a statement. “Our outstanding team of county agencies and first responders worked with the Secret Service to organize plans for a safe and secure event within 48 hours. We consider Douglas County fortunate to have the opportunity to host any president or presidential candidates and to listen to what they have to say about the future of our great nation.”

The event scheduled for 7 p.m. will encourage the use of masks and have thermometer temperature screenings, Douglas County said.

People are lining up ahead of President Trump's campaign rally at the Minden-Tahoe Airport.
People are lining up ahead of President Trump's campaign rally at the Minden-Tahoe Airport.(KOLO)

Parking will be at 2300 U.S. 395 North and parking opens at 4 p.m. The county said no onsite parking or tickets are available and there will be no private vehicle access to the airport. The county said there will be shuttles to transport people to and from the event. Drivers should expect delays in both directions on U.S. 395.

As of noon, these roads will be closed: Heybourne Road and Firebrand Road; Heybourne Road and Park Place; Heybourne and Meridian Boulevard; Johnson Lane and U.S. 395; and Heybourne Road and Johnson Lane.

STORY: President Trump appearance planned for Saturday at Minden-Tahoe Airport.

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