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Drummer Nick Sand, guitarist Patrick Thorsteinson and vocalist DeMonica Flye don't play together at all, but they brought their talents to Farmington for Dew Days this past weekend to help out their friend, Kyle "Cookie Butterlove" Tharaldson.

Dew Days music, delivered with a little 'Butterlove'


For years, Harbee Tharaldson was the guy who emceed the Mountain Dew Days grand parade. It was his contribution to the annual city celebration.

This year, his son, Kyle, has found his contribution to Dew Days, too. Like his dad's task, Kyle's involves a microphone and speakers. But unlike his dad's contribution, Kyle's also involves a keyboard and some really talented musicians.

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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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