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Crews of "treasure hunters" exchange finds in the street. Many of the people who cruise Farmington during cleanup days know what others are looking for and arrange trades.

Finding treasures among the trash

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They say one man's trash is another man's treasure. That explains a lot when it comes to the treasure hunters who come to town annually about this time of year.


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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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