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Farmington residents lined up Saturday to see their sensitive documents shredded. The shredded paper is turned to pulp and recycled.

Document destruction program has proved popular in Farmington

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At 10:05 a.m. Saturday, a long line of cars stretched out of the Farmington City Hall parking lot and down Spruce Street. Little by little, cars pulled forward as volunteers helped the drivers unload their sensitive documents.


It was part of the annual Paper Shred Fest, co-sponsored by the Dakota County Library in Farmington and Castle Rock Bank, and it was a pretty popular event this year.

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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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