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Obama to visit Fort Madison, Mount Pleasant, Ottumwa, Des Moines

President Barack Obama speaks about health care reform at the Field House Thursday, March 25, 2010 on University of Iowa campus in Iowa City. Obama first unveiled his health care plan, which he recently signed into law, three years ago as a candidate during a stop in Iowa City. (Brian Ray/The Gazette)
President Barack Obama speaks about health care reform at the Field House Thursday, March 25, 2010 on University of Iowa campus in Iowa City. Obama first unveiled his health care plan, which he recently signed into law, three years ago as a candidate during a stop in Iowa City. (Brian Ray/The Gazette)

President Obama will visit a wind turbine blade manufacturer in Fort Madison Tuesday and host a roundtable discussion in Ottumwa as part of his White House Main Street tour.

Obama, who visited Iowa City March 25, will be back in Iowa to talk about the economy, according to the White House. Heíll begin the Iowa leg of the tour by visiting Siemens Energy Inc. in Fort Madison shortly after noon.

Siemens recently expanded its 600,000 square foot blade manufacturing facilities in Fort Madison, which opened in 2007.

Nearly a year ago, Obama observed Earth Day with a visit to Trinity Structures Inc. In Newton, a manufacturer of wind turbine towers.

Following the Fort Madison visit, Obama will make a stop in Mount Pleasant. No details of the stop were released.

Later in the afternoon, Obama will hold a town hall meeting in Ottumwa at Indian Hills Community College.†The meeting is open to the public.† Tickets will be distributed on a first come, first served basis April 26 starting at noon at the Hellyer Student Life Center at Indian Hills Community College, 525 Grandview Ave., Ottumwa.†The Carter Avenue entrance to the center also will be open for ticket distribution.

Following the roundtable, Obama will depart from Des Moines International Airport April 28.

The presidentís visit wonít go unnoticed. The Republican Party of Iowa and Wapello County Republicans will have a Stand Up for Freedom rally at Central Park, the intersection of 3rd and North Court, in Ottumwa, at 5 p.m. April 26.