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President Barack Obama wades into the crowd to shake hands after speaking Wednesday at Union Depot in St. Paul’s Lowertown. Scott Takushi/Pioneer press

Obama visit draws crowd

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ST. PAUL — President Barack Obama came to St. Paul on Wednesday to showcase the city’s refurbished Union Depot transit hub as an example of the kinds of transportation development he wants for the rest of the nation.


“This project symbolizes what’s possible,” Obama told a standing-room-only crowd of 1,300 ticketed enthusiasts in the depot’s ornate concourse.

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