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Audrey Glasbrenner Edmunds, who grew up in Hudson, now lives in Lakeville, Minn. A book about her trial and 11-year imprisonment entitled "It Happened to Audrey" by Jill Wellington has just been released. Wellington was a friend of Edmunds before her conviction. The two corresponded throughout her prison term and collaborated on the book.

Audrey Glasbrenner Edmunds: Starting over

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Freed after 11 years in prison

The name Glasbrenner is a familiar one to many in Hudson.

The late John Glasbrenner was a teacher. The Glasbrenner children, Fred, Wayne, Gary and Audrey all attended school here. Audrey was the 1977 Pepper Fest queen.


But it is what happened to Audrey almost 20 years later that seems like something out of a movie and very far from her Hudson roots.

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Meg Heaton
Meg Heaton has been a reporter with the Hudson Star Observer since 1990. She has a bachelor’s degree in anthropology and Native American Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
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