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A fundraiser for Bekka Peterson will be held at Carbone's Pizza in Farmington March 22, from 4-8 p.m. Pictured with her boyfriend Martin Tow, Bekka was struck by a car in St. Paul on Nov. 24 and sustained multiple injuries, including serious brain trauma. She's now home with her family.

Peterson family seeks a new kind of normal


Meagan Peterson came home from college Nov. 24 and asked her sister, Bekka, to come home early, too. “Let’s hang out,” Meagan said. But Bekka stayed in St. Paul to go out with friends from the University of St. Thomas.

And that night changed her life.

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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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