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President Obama to travel to La Crosse for economic event

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LA CROSSE (AP) - President Barack Obama is coming to Wisconsin this week.

The White House confirmed the visit Saturday night, saying only that Obama will visit the La Crosse area Thursday "for an event on the economy." Additional details are expected to be released later this week.

The La Crosse Tribune reports it is Obama's first visit to La Crosse since being elected president and the city's first presidential appearance in more than a decade.

Obama last was in La Crosse on Oct. 1, 2008, during his first presidential campaign. He spoke to an estimated 15,000 people gathered on the streets outside the La Crosse Center.

This will be the first time a sitting president has been in La Crosse since 2004, when George W. Bush made two campaign appearances.

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