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Answering the 'Whys'


Understanding death -- especially a sudden death -- is hard for anyone. Grasping the whys can plague a person's well-being for days.

"Why did it happen?"

"Why him? Why not me?"

"Why?" is one of those questions children ask over and over as they're trying to understand a new concept. And if that new concept is death, why is a pretty big topic.

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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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