The Women for Trump bus stopped in front of the Republican headquarters Oct. 12 in downtown Fergus Falls.
On board the bus, and speaking to the audience in Fergus Falls was South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem.
Local Republicans attending included retiring House Rep. Bud Nornes, Republican and State House candidate Jordan Rasmusson.

The Women for Trump bus made a stop in downtown Fergus Falls on Monday morning, Oct. 12, in front of the Republican headquarters.

Stepping from the bus to meet supporters of Republican candidates was South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem, the main attraction.

Also stepping off the bus was Seventh District Republican candidate Michelle Fischbach who is challenging long-time DFL incumbent Collin Peterson,

Greeting them were retiring State House member Bud Nornes and the man who hopes to replace Nornes, Republican Jordan Rasmusson.

Fergus Falls was one of several stops made by the Women for Trump bus Oct. 11 and Oct. 12. Other stops included Moorhead, Marshall, Virginia, Brainerd, Hermantown near Duluth, and other locations in Minnesota.

The GOP bus tour came about in light of Donald Trump falling short by just one percentage point in winning Minnesota’s electoral college votes in 2016.

Support of local Republican candidates also is a big part of the Women for Trump bus tour, said Jennifer Carnahan, chairwoman for the Republican Party of Minnesota.

The gathering in Fergus Falls attracted Republicans from throughout Otter Tail County. Among them were John Waller III of Pelican Rapids and Ben Anderson of Maine Township.

“This is a good day, and the weather is good for an outdoor meet and greet,” Waller said.

Added Anderson, “This bus tour was a good idea, combining support for national, state and local Republican candidates.”