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Obama’s St. Paul speech will be streamed live by The Uptake; some downtown streets to close around noon

St. Paul police say they’ll close some streets in the downtown area about noon today, as they prepare for President Obama’s 2 p.m. speech at the Union Depot.

The Uptake plans to stream the speech live.

No exact details have been released on the street closings yet, but the police department says they’ll update the public through Twitter, at sppdpio, as closings occur.

Detours will be set up, and there are many streets already marked “No Parking.”

Fred Melo at the Pioneer Press gave a nod today to the Black Dog Cafe, located about two blocks away from the depot, but unlikely to be on the president’s “drop-by” list. Above the fold, on the front page, the paper’s “Obama Preparations” story highlights the Black Dog offer on its Facebook page: Free Beer to anyone named Barack (ID, but not birth certificate, required).

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