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The Malin family is home visiting Kyle's parents, Jon and Deb Malin of Lakeville, this week. The family includes Kyle, his son Cy, wife Alicia and son Kalib.

After losing his legs in Afghanistan, life is different for Farmington grad Kyle Malin

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Fate does funny things to people. It brings them together, it gives challenges, it provides successes. Fate can tear some apart, but it can make others so much stronger than they ever knew possible, too.


Just ask Kyle and Alicia Malin. They know all too well how big an impact a split second can have. They learned the hard way almost a year ago, when Army Staff Sgt. Kyle Malin, a Farmington High School graduate, stepped on an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan.

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Michelle Leonard
Michelle Leonard joined the Woodbury Bulletin staff in November, 2014, after 14 years covering news for the Bulletin's sister publication, the Farmington Rosemount Independent Town Pages.  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 American Legion Auxiliary Clifford Larson Unit 189 of Farmington, and is the 2014-15 Third District President to the American Legion Auxiliary Department of Minnesota. Michelle is also 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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