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Presidential turkeys visit North Trail Elementary


Two Minnesota turkeys will be spared a Thanksgiving dinner fate after they receive pardons from President Barack Obama Wednesday. This week, North Trail Elementary School first and second graders got to meet one of the two Presidential turkeys.

Tom the Turkey and friends from the Minnesota Turkey Growers Association stopped at North Trail Thursday morning to gobble up a little time with students before heading to Washington, D.C., to meet the President.

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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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