Michelle Obama in Minnesota to learn ways to support military members and their families

The First Lady is in the Twin Cities Friday to learn about how Minnesota programs might help shape national efforts to support military veterans. Nicole Lovald, who started a support group for military members and their families when her husband was deployed twice overseas is among those meeting with Obama.
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The First Lady is in the Twin Cities Friday to learn about how Minnesota programs might help shape national efforts to support military veterans. Nicole Lovald, who started a support group for military members and their families when her husband was deployed twice overseas is among those meeting with Obama.

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