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Sometimes, the actions -- or, inactions -- of a few can have a huge effect on the many.

That seems to be the case with air quality control issues at ice arenas around the state. A couple months back, an ice skater became ill from breathing carbon monoxide generated by an ice resurfacer. Now, several state legislators are calling for new controls that local parks and recreation director Randy Distad expects to come without state funding to help pay for them.


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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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