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Todd Palin to visit northern Minnesota this week

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Palin family and Cindy McCain
(From L-R) Willow, daughter of US vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin, holds Trig, Palin's youngest son, flanked by Cindy McCain, wife of presumptive Republican presidential nominee, Todd Palin and his daughter Piper at the Republican National Convention 2008 at the Xcel Energy Center.
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The husband of Alaska Governor and vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin will visit the Iron Range and northwestern Minnesota this week.

      John McCain's Minnesota campaign says Todd Palin is expected to speak with voters and outdoors enthusiasts in Duluth, Grand Rapids and Bemidji on Thursday. He'll then visit Thief River Falls and Moorhead on Friday.

      Palin will tour the state with his snowmobile racing partner Scott Davis, who's a native of Grand Rapids.

      The McCain campaign has been trying to gain ground in northeastern Minnesota, which has traditionally supported Democrats. The campaign has held several "Sportsmen for McCain-Palin" events in the area to appeal to outdoors enthusiasts.