President Obama Returns to Minnesota to Discuss Economy

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Despite recent unflattering-approval ratings in state polls, for the first time in over a year, President Obama will return to Minnesota next week.

The Star Tribune has the full report:

The President will visit the Twin Cities on Wednesday, Feb. 26 to discuss the economy — he is expected to speak in St. Paul.

Obama has toured the country in recent weeks, pitching the economic plans he unveiled in his State of the Union address. Among his stops were a Costco in Maryland, a U.S. Steel plant near Pittsburgh and a GE Gas Engines facility in Wisconsin to call on Congress to hike the federal minimum wage to $10.10 an hour, extend emergency unemployment benefits, approve fast-track authority for trade deals and boost infrastructure spending, the Tribune reports.

Obama’s visit will come at a time when a growing number of Minnesotans have expressed dissatisfaction with his performance as president. A  poll conducted last week found his job approval in the state has dropped to 43 percent. The numbers represent a sharp departure from April 2009, when 62 percent of those polled said they liked how Obama was running the country.

 

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Joseph Friedrichs

Joseph Friedrichs is a graduate from the University of Montana School of Journalism. His writing has appeared in The New York Times and dozens of other newspapers throughout Oregon, Colorado and Minnesota. In 2005, Friedrichs was awarded the Robert F. Kennedy award for excellence in journalism. He is also the author of three books, including “It’s Good to Fish Alone,” published in May 2013. He lives in Minneapolis.

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