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Farmington Lutheran Church has occupied this building on Akin Road since 2006, but its roots in the community go back to the combination of two congregations 80 years ago this weekend.

Farmington Lutheran Church will celebrates its 80th year this weekend


There is cause for celebration within the Farmington Lutheran Church community this weekend. The congregation will observe its 80th anniversary as a church family.

The weekend's observance will be low key, but it includes a special video interview with the congregation's two longest-tenured members, Dorothy Pettis and Marion Pelach. Those two women have a different perspective - they were around back in 1932, when Farmington Lutheran Church was first formed.

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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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