President Obama to travel to Minnesota next week

WASHINGTON – The White House says President Obama will travel to Minnesota next week as part of a campaign-style three-day, three-state bus tour of the Midwest.

The White House hasn’t released much in the way of details but says he’ll be in southern Minnesota, northeastern Iowa and western Illinois to, “discuss ways to grow the economy, strengthen the middle class and accelerate hiring in communities and towns across the nation and hear directly from Americans.”

The trip is scheduled to start Monday, Aug. 15 and end Aug. 17. That puts Obama near the gaggle of GOP presidential contenders, who have been tromping around Iowa this week ahead of the Ames Straw Poll this weekend.

We’ll have more on the details as they come out.

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