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From the March 19, 1964

edition of the

Dakota County Tribune

Bob Simonsen, Ron Ersfeld in new business

Robert (Bob) Simonsen and Ronald Ersfeld, Farmington, former employees of the H.C. Simonsen Plumbing and Heating company, have entered their own business effective Monday, March 16.

The new firm will be called the R.H. Simonsen Heating and Plumbing, Farmington.

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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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