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Farmington Elementary student Gavin Hannan receives a letter from Gov. Mark Dayton.

Farmington family honored by Gov. Dayton


When Army National Guard Staff Sgt. David Hannan was deployed to Afghanistan last fall, his 10-year-old son, Gavin, was upset. It was the third time in Gavin’s life his father had been deployed, and he felt guilty about having fun without his dad.

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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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