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Security Heightens As Obama Expected In Mid-Michigan Friday

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EAST LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) - President Barack Obama is highly anticipated in mid-Michigan Thursday. He'll be coming to Michigan State University to sign the Farm Bill into law and discuss how it will impact the economy.

MSU partnered with the White House to help coordinate the trip, which imaginably takes a lot of planning. MSU and East Lansing police have been in contact with the Secret Service all week.

MSU Spokesman Kent Cassella said the university is familiar with handling big events, including hosting the Rolling Stones and U2 recently. He adds it's an honor to have Obama here during such a historic event.

"MSU's a natural fit to come to sign the farm bill into law here. It's the pioneer land-grant institution for this country. We've been taking research and applying it to real world problems from the beginning. And it's exciting for everybody on campus that the president would stop here," said Cassella.

The event is closed to the public, but 6 News will have complete team coverage of his stay. You can watch his speech live on-air and streaming on our website.

President Obama is expected to begin his speech on Friday around 2 p.m.

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