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Farmington's Andrea Swedin, left, coordinated the Stillwater March for Babies. She rounded up family and friends, including her college friend Jenna Czech, to help out with the March of Dimes fund-raiser, which netted about $40,000.

She helps people walk for healthy babies


Andrea Swedin isn't a mom. She hasn't really had anyone close to her go through a troubled pregnancy. But all the same, she put in a really long day Sunday, helping to coordinate the March for Babies through the March of Dimes.

A special events coordinator for the March of Dimes, Swedin is one of a handful of people who plan fund raising efforts around the state to raise money for research on birth defects and the causes of premature births.

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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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