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A class of third grade students at Akin Road Elementary School had a special project to work on while stuck inside for recess during the cold days. They made blankets for Gillette Children's Hospital.

Cold weather inspires a warm project for ARES students

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It’s been a long, long winter, but the cold outside has warmed the hearts of kids in one class at Akin Road Elementary School.

This year’s winter has been trying on teachers, staff and students, ARES principal Lisa Reichelt said. Classes have been cancelled five times due to the extreme cold. The cold has also kept students inside during recess on several occasions.

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Michelle Leonard
Michelle Leonard joined the Woodbury Bulletin staff in November, 2014, after 14 years covering news for the Bulletin's sister publication, the Farmington Rosemount Independent Town Pages.  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 American Legion Auxiliary Clifford Larson Unit 189 of Farmington, and is the 2014-15 Third District President to the American Legion Auxiliary Department of Minnesota. Michelle is also 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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