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Photo by Don Davis Standing in front of the Cannon River, President Barack Obama speaks to about 500 Minnesotans Monday morning. He urged those at a Cannon Falls town hall meeting to join him in fighting for a better econonmy.

Obama campaign-style appearance comes in GOP territory at Cannon Falls

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President Barack Obama headed into Republican-leaning territory Monday for what Washington observers called his first re-election campaign stop, asking 500 Minnesotans in a tranquil park along a quiet stream to tell their GOP representatives to compromise.

The Democratic president basically said that if Republicans would see things his way, Washington would run much smoother.

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