President Obama to stop in Milwaukee next Wednesday

MADISON (AP) -- President Barack Obama plans to make a stop in the Milwaukee area next week, marking the first time he's come to Wisconsin in 13 months and his eighth visit since taking office.

A White House official confirmed Monday that Obama was planning on making the trip to give remarks on Feb. 15, but no other details were released.

Obama was last in Wisconsin on Jan. 26, 2011, when he came to Manitowoc the day after his State of the Union address.

Just over two weeks later, Gov. Scott Walker unveiled his collective bargaining plan that set off massive protests and led to the ongoing effort to recall him from office.

Walker's spokesman did not know if the governor planned on greeting Obama on this trip like he did last time.