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Looking back: MaryAnne Smith was crowned as Dakota County dairy princess in 1963

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50 years ago

From the May 16, 1963

edition of the

Dakota County Tribune

Local girl is dairy princess

Dakota County's new Dairy Princess is MaryAnne Smith, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dale Smith of Farmington.


She was one of the 11 lovely contestants in the Dairy Princess contest held at the Kon Tiki Island Club on Friday, May 10.

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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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