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The group, Critters and Company, Inc., were at Akin Road Elementary School this week to talk about respecting others.

Character-building is a priority at Akin Road Elementary School


Not everyone associates a green iguana with teasing or harassment, but kids at Akin Road Elementary School now know there is, in fact, at least one correlation.

The ARES student body learned how two cats got ahold of a green iguana and caused harm to the iguana as part of a presentation Monday by Critters and Company. Critters and Company uses unusual animals, along with stories, to illustrate lessons about how to respect others.

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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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