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President Obama to visit East Lansing Friday, Mid-Michigan reacts

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(02/02/14) - The President of the United States is making a stop in Michigan this week.

President Obama will be visiting East Lansing, and students in Mid-Michigan are eager to hear what he has to say.

All we now for know is that the President plans to discuss the economy.

"I think that's awesome to finally have him back in Michigan," said Tralaine Vail, an Oakland University student.

President Barack Obama hasn't been in Michigan since 2012 and people are looking forward to his return visit on Friday.

"I think it'll be a good opportunity for different people to get a better understanding," said Jason Russell, while attending an event at UM-Flint.

He plans to discuss the economy, but the White House isn't elaborating any further.

Chris Douglas is an economics professor at UM-Flint and he has a few theories, one being the auto industry's rebound.

Douglas says the president might also discuss his call to congress to raise the minimum wage.

"He's been doing a minimum wage tour through Wisconsin, Maryland, trying to get congress to raise the minimum wage," Douglas said.

Students have their own ideas of what they want to hear from our president.

"We hear about Obama making promises and stuff like that," Vail said. "But reassure people you are our president and you're going to make thing works for us."

We still aren't sure exactly where in East Lansing President Obama will be on Friday - we're still waiting on those details from the White House.

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