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Farmington Yellow Ribbon program hits a milestone

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It was a warm, early summer evening back in 2008. A smattering of 50 or so people sat scattered around the cafetorium at Meadowview Elementary School. They were there to hear about a new concept called “Beyond the Yellow Ribbon.”

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That’s what it was back then — only a concept. It was an idea for a network to support military men and women and their families. And Farmington mom of a soldier Annette Kuyper was right in the middle of it.

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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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