Agenda set for Obama’s Minnesota visit

WASHINGTON —  The White House has released President Obama’s schedule for his Friday visit to Minnesota.

Obama will hold a formal event at Honeywell’s Golden Valley campus, urging Congress to pass his “To-Do List,” an election year agenda he announced three weeks ago.

According to the White House, Obama will “specifically highlighting the need to honor our commitment to returning veterans by passing legislation that creates a Veterans Jobs Corps to help Afghanistan and Iraq veterans get jobs as cops and firefighters, as well as other jobs serving their communities.” The rest of the To-Do List can be found here.

Obama’s speech is scheduled for noon, and it’s not open to the public.

Obama will also hold three fundraisers while he’s in town, at the Bachelor Farmer, the Minneapolis restaurant owned by Gov. Mark Dayton’s sons.

The president last visited Minnesota in August, when gave a speech at the American Legion conference in Minneapolis. He kicked off a three-state bus tour in Cannon Falls two weeks before that.

First Lady Michelle Obama was in Minnesota in March for a veterans roundtable and a Walker Art Center fundraiser.

Devin Henry can be reached at dhenry@minnpost.com.

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