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Newly crowned 2013 Kiss the Pig contest winner Phylicia Schindler holds up her new t-shirt. She's pictured with fellow Kiss the Pig contestant Annette Kuyper and Miss Farmington, Miranda Larson.

Schindler is crowned pig kisser

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Being well known in Farmington comes with being in business in Farmington. And sometimes, kissing a pig comes with being well known in Farmington.


Just ask Phylicia Schindler, manager of Pizza Man in downtown Farmington. She's worked there for about eight years, and this year, she was asked to be a contestant in the esteemed Kiss the Pig contest, a fundraiser for the Rambling River Center. The contest raised $1,131.15 for the center.

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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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