Obama to talk jobs in St. Paul on Wednesday - KMSP-TV

Tickets handed out Monday for Obama's St. Paul visit

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (KMSP) -

President Barack Obama will be at the St. Paul Union Depot on Wednesday to talk job creation as part of his "year of action."

The event is open to the public and tickets are free and available on a first-come, first-served basis starting Monday, Feb. 24 at 10 a.m. at the Union Depot, Suite 120. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday. One ticket will be distributed per person.

Eden Prairie High School senior Varun Sagi arrived before 6 a.m. to grab a ticket.

"It's something you can't do every day and I feel like when you get the opportunity to see someone as powerful as the president, you've got to take it," Sagi said.

Vice President Joe Biden was just in Minnesota as well attending Joan Mondale's memorial service  and also last week at a private fundraiser in the North Loop.

He also visited Moose & Sadie's Coffee Shop to meet with residents who used MNsure to buy health insurance.

Obama was last in Minnesota in February 2013.

MEETING WITH GOVERNORS MONDAY

The president will meet with governors of both parties at the White House on Monday as Congress fails to act on his domestic priorities.

The White House has several events planned this week to highlight the president's "year of action."

On Sunday, Obama's senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer said in a message called "We're not sitting still" that the president this week would "announce new action on manufacturing, infrastructure and transportation jobs, and a new initiative to ensure everyone who is willing to work hard has a shot at success."

Information from the Associated Press was used in this report.

 

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