- Associated Press - Friday, May 8, 2015

WATERTOWN, S.D. (AP) - A few people opposing the proposed Keystone XL pipeline are protesting outside the arena were President Barack Obama will speak.

The opponents put up a teepee and are displaying signs that read, “Stop the TransCanada pipeline.” The project to transport oil from Canada to the Gulf Coast would cut through South Dakota.

Dallas Goldtooth with the Indigenous Environmental Network says Obama’s stop in Watertown is a chance to remind him of some people’s opposition to the project.

Obama vetoed a bill authorizing it.

He’s giving Friday’s commencement address before about 700 Lake Area Technical Institute graduates and their families where he’ll promote his plan for free community or technical college education.

The South Dakota stop makes Obama only the fourth president to visit all 50 states while in office.

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