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Residents mourn Walnut St. trees


When a wind storm swept through downtown Farmington during the city celebration a couple of years ago, Tim Dougherty had a feeling he'd lost one of the trees in his yard. When he came home that day, his suspicions were confirmed.

But when the trees in his neighborhood disappeared last week ... well, that came as a bit of a surprise.

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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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