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Michelle's column: A handy reminder why she does what she does


I was a little surprised, two weeks ago, when I got an email asking me to speak in front of a Farmington High School desktop publishing class.

I got the email from FHS teacher Mark Toutge. I’ve known him for years, but this was the first time I’d been asked to come into a classroom in a while. A long while. I asked him what he wanted me to talk about. His answer was that he wanted me to talk about my everyday life as a reporter and photographer.

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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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