The husband of Alaska Governor and vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin will visit 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.