President Barack Obama is traveling to Minnesota today for a two-day visit, which includes a town hall meeting, fundraiser, and speech tomorrow on the economy at Minneapolis’ Lake Harriet Band Shell. Presidential visits always dominate the news, but this visit by President Obama will offer the media and Minnesotans extra visuals and photo opportunities. President Obama will also be spending the night in Minnesota, his first overnight visit as president.
The Star Tribune is publishing a live blog of Obama's visit, offering details about every aspect of his visit, including specifics on the "VIP" flight restrictions for airplanes in the Twin Cities and what the president watched on TV as he traveled to Minnesota.
Events like a visit from the president is where the media really shines and you don't have to be anywhere near the crowds to experience the controlled chaos of a presidential visit. For most Minnesotans, the best seat to watch President Obama's visit will be provided by the media. Stay inside, stay cool, and follow the Star Tribune's live blog.