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Michelle's column: Friendly visits at the dog park

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My 5-year-old niece and nephew were pretty jealous when, last weekend, I talked about taking my little dog, Rissa, to the dog park one afternoon.


“Um, Michelle?” said Joe, “I would like to go to the park with you.”

“Can we both come?” his twin sister, Emma, asked.

“Sorry, you guys,” I said. “I’m taking Rissa to a park for dogs, and I don’t have enough room in my back seat for Rissa and both of you.”

My reply was followed by a disappointed, “Aww!” in unison.

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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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