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After nearly 20 years of running the Dew Days Kiss the Pig contest, Missie Kohlbeck found herself on the other end of the snout this time around. She joins her husband, Jason, as the only couple to kiss the pig in the contest’s history.

Longtime Rambling River Center coordinator wins Kiss the Pig contest


After 18 years of hosting one of Farmington’s most popular Dew Days events, Missie Kohlbeck herself was chosen to kiss a pig on Saturday.

Rambling River Center supervisor for nearly 19 years, Kohlbeck started a new role as recreation supervisor for the city of Farmington earlier this year. Her replacement, Nicole Gorman, naturally was put in charge of this year’s kiss the pig fundraiser event.

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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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