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Everything you need to know about President Trump's visit to Fargo

Donald J. Trump, President of the United States addresses supporters at Amsoil Arena in Duluth Wednesday evening. A capacity crowd of 8,372 people were in attendance. Clint Austin / Forum News Service

FARGO — President Donald Trump will be here Wednesday, June 27, to rally at 7 p.m. in support of Rep. Kevin Cramer's bid for the U.S. Senate.

Here are some tips for those planning to see Trump at Scheels Arena, 5225 31st Ave. S., where doors will open at 4 p.m.

HOW TO ATTEND: Attendees must have tickets, and tickets won't be available at the arena box office; visit

HOW TO WATCH: The president's speech will be broadcast live on WDAY-TV and streamed on and

TRAFFIC TIPS: The motorcade route wasn't released for security reasons, but police say traffic delays are likely in the late afternoon and early evening. There will be two road closures near the arena beginning at noon that will reopen after Trump leaves.

PARKING: The arena parking lot opens at noon. Parking is free but limited, and carpooling is recommended. Vehicles parking on adjacent streets must follow applicable restrictions and could be ticketed or towed if parked illegally. Handicapped-accessible parking is first-come, first-served to the southeast of the arena.

GETTING IN: The line will start at the entrance to the south main parking lot and will move up to the arena's front doors sometime during the day.

FOOD AND BEVERAGES: Two food trucks will be outside the arena starting at noon. Beginning at 10 a.m., a tent will sell water, fruit and granola bars, and attendees can buy drinks, popcorn and hot dogs inside the arena. No alcohol will be served.

RESTROOMS: Port-a-potties will be available outside. Attendees can use the arena's restrooms once inside.

NOT ALLOWED IN THE ARENA: Homemade signs or placards; balloons or inflatables; banners; noisemakers; professional cameras (except for accredited media) and tripods, monopods or selfie sticks; backpacks, suitcases and large bags or packages; coolers, bottles or glass containers; weapons or explosives of any kind; bikes, rollerblades or skateboards; animals (service animals allowed); food, beverages, alcohol or non-prescribed drugs; aerosol bottles or spray containers; laptops; tablets; appliances; drones; laser lights or pointers; folding chairs; and balls.

PROTEST RULES: There isn't a designated protest area, but criminal behavior will get people arrested. Protestors can't block roads or sidewalks.

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Helmut Schmidt

Helmut Schmidt was born in Germany, but grew up in the Twin Cities area, graduating from Park High School of Cottage Grove. After serving a tour in the U.S. Army, he attended the University of St. Thomas in St Paul, Minn., graduating in 1984 with a degree in journalism. He then worked at the Albert Lea (Minn.) Tribune and served as managing editor there for three years. He joined The Forum in October 1989, working as a copy editor until 2000. Since then, he has worked as a reporter on several beats, including K-12 education, Fargo city government, criminal justice, and military affairs. He is currently one of The Forum's business reporters.

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