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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.


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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Michael Longaecker
Mike Longaecker is editor of the Woodbury Bulletin. His coverage includes local crime, legislative activity and prep sports. You can follow him on Twitter at @Longaecker
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