President Obama will bring his campaign to overhaul the nation's health care system to the Twin Cities on Saturday with what's being billed as a "health care reform rally" at Target Center.
The event will begin at 12:30 p.m. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. with airport-style security, and seating will be on a first-come, first-seated basis.
Sen. Amy Klobuchar said late Tuesday night that she had heard that the president might be in Minnesota but hadn't received confirmation of the trip from White House officials.
But a trip to Minnesota would make sense, she said, because Obama has used Minnesota as a "shining example" of health care services. Specifically, Obama has cited the Mayo Clinic in Rochester as a system that works, praising its integrated system as an example of efficient, coordinated care.
Star Tribune by Bob Von Sternberg, 09/10/09