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The congregation of Highview Christiania Lutheran Church will hold a ceremony this weekend to celebrate the church's recognition on the National Registry of Historic Places.

Highview Christiania Church receives national Historic Place designation

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Maybe it was just good planning, but maybe there was a little divine intervention, too. Whatever it was, the members of Highview Christiania Lutheran Church are celebrating this weekend.

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The little church on a hill in Eureka Township has been placed on the National Registry for Historic Places by the U.S. Department of the Interior. It's a recognition the 152-year-old congregation has earned, but it almost didn't happen - more than once.

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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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