Biden makes 2 Minn. stops, surprises high school football team

Vice President Joe Biden, appearing at a campaign stop in Minneapolis on Tuesday, said the economy is turning around for the nation's middle class, and he slammed the Mitt Romney-Paul Ryan ticket. Biden also stopped by South High School in Minneapolis to give the football players a pep talk. He later told a Rochester crowd that he was sad to miss a Bob Dylan concert Tuesday night.
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In search of Minnesota votes Tuesday, Vice President Joe Biden rallied the faithful with a promise that things are looking up for middle-class Americans, the Star Tribune reports. "Osama bin Laden is dead, and General Motors is alive," Biden told a cheering noontime crowd of about 1,500 people at the Depot in downtown Minneapolis. "How's that for a bumper sticker?"

The newspaper also notes that Biden stopped by South High School in Minneapolis to chat with football players.

Biden revved up the crowd with other talk of an improving economy, KARE 11 reports. Biden's pitch for another four years of Obama-Biden team keyed on the 4 million private sector jobs that have been added to the economy during 28 consecutive months of job growth, KARE reports.

Biden also appeared in Rochester, where he addressed a crowd of 720 packed into the limestone Floral Hall building on the Olmsted County Fairgrounds, the Post Bulletin reports. He found a friendly audience that cheered on his repeated attacks on presumptive Republican Presidential nominee Mitt Romney and his vice presidential pick, Paul Ryan. Biden also paid an unexpected visit to Mac's Cafe & Restaurant.

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