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Tony Donnelly has a long history showing beef and dairy cattle at the Dakota County Fair.

The finer points of showing cows


Though we live in a community that has quite a few large family farms, there's very few of us who actually live on these farms. Very few of us who actually work with livestock.

But once the Dakota County Fair rolls around, almost every visitor has to stop into the barns. If not the cattle or sheep barns, for sure, a trip through the children's barnyard is in order. That's just what you do when you go to a fair.

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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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