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The Stoefen twins, Jackson and Joie, 7, said it was "pretty cool" to see their mom, Anne, on television with the president of the United States on Inauguration Day. All wearing souvenir shirts their mom brought them from the trip are, from left, Jackson, Anne, Joie and Jake Stoefen. The family lives in the town of Hudson. Photo by Meg Heaton

Hudson woman rides inauguration train to D.C. with first family

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Even if Elizabeth Wehrman didn't make it to the inauguration of President Barack Obama, her family did, including her daughter, Anne Stoefen of Hudson.


Stoefen, a nurse with the Veterans Hospital in Minneapolis, and her sisters and father were among the select group that made the trip to Washington, D.C., on board a train with the Obamas and the Bidens.

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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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