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Lindsey Vonn, a four-time World Champion and the gold medalist in the 2010 Winter Olympics, visited with over 50 members of the Afton Alps developmental ski team before hitting the stage. (Bulletin photo by Patrick Johnson)

Minnesota nice: Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn meets with fans at Afton Alps

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Growing up, Minnesota native Lindsey Vonn first met her idol Pikabo Street at a local ski swap.

On Friday, however, Vonn played the part of role model as she visited with hundreds of fans at Afton Alps ski area in Hastings.

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Vonn, the most decorated ski racer in American history, returned to her home state of Minnesota as part of Afton Alps’ annual Fall Fair and Swap and to help promote the newest Vail resort’s Epic Pass.

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Patrick Johnson
Patrick Johnson has been the South Washington County Bulletin’s sports editor since 2008. He reports on and oversees coverage of high school and amateur sports in south Washington County and Woodbury. Prior to joining the Bulletin, Johnson worked for other Twin Cities suburban newspapers. He is a University of Minnesota graduate.
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