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Ian Perkins had a front-row seat for President Obama's recent speech at Honeywell in Golden Valley.

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When Ian Perkins of Minneapolis heard that President Obama was going to speak at Honeywell in Golden Valley last week, little did he know it would be a day he'll likely never forget.


Perkins, a 1999 Morris Area High School graduate, works as a global buyer for Honeywell. He knew about the June 1 speech by the president, but hadn't even considered attending.

"I'm not the president's biggest fan," Perkins admitted.

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