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Woodbury resident Laurie Crowell (left) poses for a photo in June at her St. Paul store with President Barack Obama. (Submitted photo by White House photographer Pete Souza)

Email sent on whim delivers presidential visit

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It never hurts to ask.

That’s the lesson Woodbury resident Laurie Crowell said she took away from a once-in-a-lifetime experience that led to her spending a half hour chatting with President Barack Obama.

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The experience happened in June when Obama visited the Twin Cities, but Crowell’s interaction with him at her St. Paul store occurred thanks to an email sent on a whim.

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Mike Longaecker
Mike Longaecker is the regional public safety reporter for RiverTown Multimedia. His coverage area spans St. Croix and Pierce counties. Longaecker served from 2011-2015 as editor of the Woodbury Bulletin. A University of Wisconsin-River Falls graduate, Longaecker previously reported for the Red Wing Republican Eagle and for the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau. You can follow him on Twitter at @Longaecker
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