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Woodbury soldier laid to rest

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Minnesota flags flew at half-staff Monday in honor of a 24-year-old Woodbury soldier who died earlier this month.

Ian Williams McConnell, an active duty Marine and 2005 Hill-Murray School graduate, died July 4, according to a news release from Gov. Mark Dayton's office. According to the release, McConnell served in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan, where he performed explosive ordinance disposal.

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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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