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North Trail Elementary School students propped themselves up on books as they read during last week's read-a-thon. The event raised more than $10,000, which will help keep the school's library open over the summer.

Readathon raises $10,000 at North Trail Elementary School


North Trail Elementary School students raised more than $10,000 just by opening a book last week. Well, actually, they opened about 600 books, but you get the picture.

There was lots going on March 1 at North Trail. It was Dr. Seuss's birthday, and there was cause to celebrate.

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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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