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Bull was spooked by being chased


Capturing a spooked bull is a tricky process, as many well-meaning people found out at the Dakota County Fair last week.

When the 1,200 pound bull that escaped from a pen during the Bulls and Barrels event at the grandstand Aug. 7, an estimated 20 to 30 people chased the animal in an effort to get it to stop. Rice Bull Riding Company owner Dave Rice appreciates the attempt to help, but he said the attempts only spooked the bull more.

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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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