ROCHESTER, Minn. President Donald Trump will be campaigning in Rochester Friday, Oct. 30, as part of a barnstorming tour of the Midwest in the waning days of the election campaign.

Trump will be speaking at 5 p.m. Friday at the Rochester International Airport. The stop will be the last in a swing through Midwestern states, including Waterford Township, Mich., and Green Bay, Wis. Doors open at 2 p.m.

With COVID-19 surging, the announcement of the event is giving rise to fears that Trump is bringing a superspreader event to the heart of a medical community. Rochester Mayor Kim Norton emphasized in a tweet Wednesday, Oct. 28, that "campaign events are expected to adhere to state guidelines for gathering, masking and distancing."

"Keeping people safe from covid is vital during this time of increased spread & it is paramount that we protect our healthcare workers and community," Norton said.

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"All attendees will be given a temperature check, masks which they are instructed to wear, and access to hand sanitizer," according to a news release from the Trump-Pence campaign.

Certainly, Trump has made no secret that he hankers for the state's 10 electoral votes. Ever since barely losing the state to Hillary Clinton in 2016, Trump has expressed regrets for not putting more time in a state that he saw as winnable.

State Sen. Dave Senjem recalled Trump's current campaign manager, Bill Stepien, saying that Trump had an "insatiable appetite wanting to win Minnesota going back to 2016."

"It sounded like they had a pretty strong debate in those final days in 2016 about him wanting to come to Minnesota and his campaign staff deciding that he should go somewhere else. And it's been in his craw ever since, even to 2018," Senjem said.

When Trump spoke in Rochester two years ago, it stuck the city with a significant bill for staff time and other expenses. Norton said she was told that the airport is requiring pay in advance "so that doesn't happen again."

"The incredible amount of staff time that goes into assuring a safe & secure event, does not qualify for reimbursed, however," Norton said.