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Obama visits Cannon Falls; text of remarks follows

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President Barack Obama asked Minnesotans attending a mid-day "town hall" meeting in a tranquil riverside park.

The Democratic president urged the 500 people gathered in along the Cannon River to tell members of Congress: "It is time to for games to stop. It is time to put country first."

The word "compromise" has become a dirty word, he said, pointing mostly at Republicans, but saying that also has applied to Democrats.

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