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Published August 14, 2011, 07:40 PM

Hundreds Line Up for Tickets to see Obama in Minnesota

CANNON FALLS, Minn. (AP) — More than 1,000 people gathered outside Cannon Falls City Hall in hopes of snagging a ticket to hear President Barack Obama speak on the first stop of his three-day bus trip across the Midwest.

CANNON FALLS, Minn. (AP) — More than 1,000 people gathered outside Cannon Falls City Hall in hopes of snagging a ticket to hear President Barack Obama speak on the first stop of his three-day bus trip across the Midwest.

The Star Tribune of Minneapolis (http://bit.ly/nJxke5 ) says police report that residents of Cannon Falls and nearby cities lined up with coolers, umbrellas and lawn chairs as early as 2 a.m. Sunday.

Organizers started handing out the free tickets about 1 p.m. They ran out after 2 p.m., and hundreds of people were turned away.

The bus tour of Minnesota, Iowa and Illinois marks a political counteroffensive by Obama, who's been weighed down by a stunted economy, wilting support among some of his strongest backers, and daily bashings from Republicans campaigning for his job.

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Information from: Star Tribune, http://www.startribune.com

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.

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