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Farmington library manager Mary Scheide has been in the city since 2008. She will take over next week as library manager at Hastings' Pleasant Hill Library.

Farmington library manager will move on to Hastings

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A petting zoo was set up in the parking lot of the Dakota County Library in Farmington on Mary Scheide's first day as the library's branch manager back in 2008. By the end of her first week, she was photographed holding an albino python.


Since then, she's made many similar fun memories at work. But Scheide fun in Farmington comes to an end this week. She's saying goodbye and heading to her new position as branch manager for the Pleasant Hill Library in Hastings.

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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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