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President Biden talks Northland during Minnesota visit

Biden referenced Duluth and Superior National Forest in speech
President Joe Biden tours the Dakota County Technical College, in Rosemount, Minn., Tuesday,...
President Joe Biden tours the Dakota County Technical College, in Rosemount, Minn., Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2021.(Carolyn Kaster | AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Published: Nov. 30, 2021 at 10:59 PM CST
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DULUTH, MN. (KBJR) - President Biden spent Tuesday afternoon in Minnesota, laying out his vision for how the $1 trillion infrastructure law could help the state.

Biden spoke at a technical college in the south metro of the cities.

He said students there are learning how to rebuild America and its infrastructure.

The president also talked about how the Northland stands to benefit from the new law.

“The Port of Duluth is the largest port in the Great Lakes,” said Biden. He said the infrastructure law will help goods get to market faster and reduce the supply chain bottleneck.

President Biden also talked about what the law means for internet access in rural parts of the state.

“Today, 12% of Minnesotans and households don’t have internet subscriptions. And in some places there’s no broadband infrastructure at all. This law is going to make high speed internet available everywhere in Minnesota,” said Biden.

The speech wasn’t all about the infrastructure law. The president also talked about summer fires in Superior National Forest, saying it’s proof more spending is needed to help fight climate change.

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