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Letter-writing assignment teaches students how to get results

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In a world of e-mails and text messages, writing letters may seem to be a lost art.

But Dodge Middle School language teacher Brianna Fleetham knows there is power behind words, and now her seventh grade students know that, as well.


At the beginning of the school year, Fleetham gave her students a pretty straightforward assignment: write a letter that makes a difference.

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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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