Obama's MN Destination: Not Fridley, but Close
The President will speak a mile away at the Minneapolis Police Special Operations Center in north Minneapolis—not at the MPD's Emergency Training Facility in Fridley.
President Obama will visit the Twin Cities Monday, but his one stop announced so far won't quite be in Fridley.
You're forgiven if you thought he might be headed to Fridley. KSTP-TV reported Thursday the president will speak on the topic of gun violence at the Minneapolis Police Special Operations Center. That facility is in north Minneapolis.
A different Minneapolis police facility with a somewhat similar long name is located in Fridley: the Minneapolis Police Emergency Training Facility.
Still, the Minneapolis Police Special Operations Center at 4119 Dupont Ave. N. in Minneapolis is very close to Fridley's southwestern corner, where the Minneapolis Police Emergency Training Facility at 25 37th Ave. NE opened in 2010.
For the record, President Obama will be about 0.9 miles west of Fridley. His appearance is closed to the public and open only to the media, KSTP reported.
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