ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — President Barack Obama will be in St. Paul this week to discuss a new competition encouraging investments

to create jobs. The White House says Obama will speak at Union Depot on Wednesday. The event is open to the public but attendees will need tickets. Tickets will be handed out free on a first-come, first-served basis starting Monday at 10 a.m. at the Union Depot, Suite 120. There's a limit of one ticket per person. The actual event will be Wednesday. Doors will open at 11:30 a.m. Attendees won't be allowed to bring bags, signs or banners, and they'll pass through airport-like security. Vice President Joe Biden was in Minneapolis last week for a fundraiser at a restaurant owned by the sons of DFL Governor Mark Dayton.