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Former Farmington postmaster Bill Cook reads a birthday card during last week’s 90th birthday party.

At 90, former Farmington postmaster is still bowling strong


Out of all of the places Bill Cook could have celebrated his 90th birthday, Farmington Lanes was probably the perfect location.

He was surrounded by family — his grandsons Jamie and Jason Rice are on his team — and lots of friends. He received presents from the other bowlers on the Wednesday Night Men’s League. He even got balloons and cupcakes. There were 90 cupcakes share with everyone in the house.

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Michelle Leonard
Michelle Leonard started covering the Farmington community in June, 1994. Michelle earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Mass Communications: News-Editorial from Mankato State University in 1991. She is an active member of the Farmington American Legion Auxiliary Unit 189, and acts as the volunteer coordinator for the Minnesota Newspaper Museum which is open annually during the Minnesota State Fair. She has earned Minnesota Newspaper Association awards in Investigative Reporting, Local News Coverage, Feature Photography and Column Writing. 
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