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President to be in Minnesota this week

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks at a news conference at the White House in Washington, August 9, 2013. REUTERS/Jason Reed
U.S. President Barack Obama speaks at a news conference at the White House in Washington, August 9, 2013. REUTERS/Jason Reed

MINNEAPOLIS (KFGO-AM) -- President Obama is scheduled to visit Minnesota Thursday.

The White House says the President will be in town to headline a fundraiser for the Democratic party and Obama is expected to talk about the state's recent move to raise the minimum wage, which will increase to $9.50 per hour by 2016.

There's no word on whether Obama will hold any public events, or if he will visit any of the recently flood-damaged areas of the state.

Obama last visited the state in February when announced a national transportation initiative at Union Depot in St. Paul.

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