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Michelle's column: Planning a bittersweet vacation


I looked at the calendar Monday morning, and realized it was, in fact, Aug. 12.

Yep. It was Aug. 12. And I had exactly nine days to finish up all of the prep work I have to do before the Minnesota State Fair opens and the Minnesota Newspaper Museum opens its doors for what could be our last year.

Normally, I'm pretty excited for the beginning of the fair. I've worked out there, in one capacity or another, since 1986. I take vacation for the fair. That's how much I love it.

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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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