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Effie Barnes will be Farmington’s candidate in the Minneapolis Aquatennial’s Queen of the Lakes coronation July 18.

Barnes will represent Farmington in Queen of the Lakes coronation


When Stephanie “Effie” Barnes was crowned second princess for the 2012-13 Farmington Royalty, she knew she would represent her community at many parades and celebrations around the state.

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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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