President Barack Obama will visit Minneapolis on Monday, according to a White House official. No other details were immediately available.
Obama last visited Minnesota on June 1 when he toured Honeywell's Golden Valley plant and announced an initiative aimed at helping veterans get the credentials they need to land jobs in manufacturing and industries such as health care and trucking. He also attended a series of fundraisers in Minneapolis that day as he geared up for re-election.
Minnesota senators sharply questioned federal appeals court judge Neil Gorsuch during Wednesday's Supreme Court confirmation hearings, grilling him on whether he'd be protect the interests of ordinary people over corporations.
Other business groups like realtors, electric utility Xcel Energy Services, private colleges, tobacco giant Altria, Polymet Mining, health insurers and hospitals contributed to the overall total of $57.7 million to lobby the Legislature, the administration of Gov. Mark Dayton and Metro municipal governments.