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Ellen "Ellie" Ahmann

Friends, family mourn 'very lovely person' in Ahmann

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Ellie Ahmann enjoyed life and she wasn’t shy about expressing it.

“You could hear her laugh a mile away,” said lifelong friend and fellow Woodbury resident Katie Pierson. “That was one of her defining features – her smile and her laugh.”

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Pierson’s memories were among countless remembrances that swirled last week as friends and family members wrestled with news that Ahmann, 21, had died after her vehicle crashed into the Mississippi River.

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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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