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WASHINGTON, D.C. (WCCO) — First Lady Michelle Obama will be traveling to Minnesota Friday to meet with National Guard families and local community leaders dedicated to supporting military families, the White House announced.

It is part of her Joining Forces initiative. Last month, Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden announced 20 finalists as part of their Joining Forces Community Challenge, which is an effort “to recognize and celebrate citizens, communities, and organizations that have demonstrated a deep commitment to service by improving the lives of military families and veterans,” according to the White House.

In Minnesota, Michelle Obama will join the military families, community leaders, representatives from Serving Our Troops, and three Joining Forces Community Challenge finalists from Minnesota: the Armed Forces Service Center, Defending the Blue Line and GreenCare for Troops.

After a roundtable discussion, Michelle Obama will be speaking at a Democratic National Committee event at 5 p.m. in Minneapolis.

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