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ARES Tiger Trot raises money for school


At one time or another, just about every kid has brought home a slick catalog featuring chocolate goodies, fancy candles or wrapping paper. That's the way fundraising goes at schools.

But that will change if the folks at Akin Road Elementary School have a say in it. Last Friday, the ARES Parent Teacher Partnership tried something new, and it was pretty successful. So the days of catalog sales are coming to an end.

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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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