Obama plans events at Minnehaha Park, Lake Harriet
June 25, 2014 — 3:40pm
WASHINGTON -- President Obama plans a town hall meeting in Minnehaha Park, an economic speech at Lake Harriet, an overnight in Bloomington, along with the Minneapolis Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee fundraiser, in his two-day Twin Cities trip, White House officials said Tuesday.
White House officials told the Star Tribune late Monday the president was also spending part of Thursday in the shoes of a Minneapolis mother who wrote him a compelling letter about her struggles trying to keep afloat in the middle class.
"There are actually policies out there that could end up making a difference in her life if we could get Washington to work on her behalf," Obama said in a Youtube video the White House released broadly Tuesday in advance of the trip.
General public tickets will be distributed on Wednesday beginning at 12:00 p.m. at Lake Harriet Bandshell, 4135 W Lake Harriet Pkwy, Minneapolis, MN 55419.
One ticket per person will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. Due to limited space, the White House will only be able to distribute a limited number of tickets.
Details of Obama’s trip to Minnesota
12:30 p.m. President Obama is scheduled to land at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport
2:10 p.m. Obama participates in an invitation-only town hall at Minnehaha Park.
10:50 a.m. Obama delivers remarks on the economy at Lake Harriet Band Shell, with the area opening at 8:30 a.m. The event is open to the public. One ticket per person will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis starting at noon Wednesday, Lake Harriet Band Shell, 4135 W. Lake Harriet Pkwy., Minneapolis. No signs, banners or bags allowed.
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