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Crowds Gather to See Air Force One

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Even though most of us won't see President Obama in person, many still wanted a glimpse of this historic visit to North Dakota.

Steph Scheurer takes us to the outskirts of the Bismarck Municipal Airport for the story.

Huge crowds of people surrounded the Bismarck Airport to witness a remarkable moment in our state.

"We're here to see the president."

"See the President fly in, yes."

Residents lined the streets and fields in anticipation of the enormous Boeing-747 flying through the skies.

"Planes come over my place all the time. So this is going to be different. I've been wanting to see this."

One woman even traveled from Manitoba Canada.

"We've been friends for years. Canada and the United States and it's important. He's very important."

As the minutes and waiting continued for the Commander and Chief to arrive...you could feel the anticipation in the air....

And then...

There it was.

Air Force One.

Getting to see Air Force One fly in to North Dakota is definitely a once in a lifetime experience for many. And one that they say they'll never forget.

"Really exciting because we might not be able to see it again."

"It was really fun. Yeah it was exciting."

"It's huge. It felt like it was going to land right on top of us, it was excellent."

It was a quick moment...but a powerful sight. One that many, were honored to witness.

After Air Force One landed, and the President and First Lady deplaned, they met Governor Jack and Betsy Dalrymple on the tarmac as well as General Sprynczynatyck, and former Senator Kent Conrad.

Senator Heidi Heitkamp flew from Washington with the President and First Lady on Air For

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