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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.”


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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