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Published October 06, 2010, 09:03 AM

Carters Visit Minnesota

Former President Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalynn are visiting the Twin Cities to pitch in for Habitat for Humanity project.

By: Associated Press, WDAZ

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Former President Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalynn are visiting the Twin Cities to pitch in for Habitat for Humanity project.

The 2010 Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project is an initiative to build, renovate and repair 26 homes this week and highlight the need for affordable housing.

The Carters will be volunteering on construction projects in Minneapolis on Wednesday and in St. Paul on Thursday. They will appear at a fundraiser Wednesday night in St. Paul.

Building is already under way at 12 homes in North Minneapolis' Hawthorne EcoVillage and 14 in St. Paul's East Side Payne-Phalen neighborhood. Habitat chose those areas because they've been hit hard by the foreclosure crisis.

Carter, 86, was briefly hospitalized in Ohio last week after he became ill. Carter told reporters on Monday he was fine as he worked on a Habitat project in Washington.

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