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After long wait, Farmington Area Veterans Memorial nears reality


It's hard to tell who will take the most satisfaction as they lift shovels full of soil from the ground Friday and ceremonially begin construction on a veterans' memorial for Farmington. It's been more than eight years since a small committee started work on the memorial.

Come Friday, just about 2 p.m., those committee members, along with city of Farmington staff and officials, will officially break ground.

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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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