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VFW commander has a vision of flags lining Farmington's streets

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Farmington Veterans of Foreign Wars Sypal-Lundgren Post 7662 commander Ron Ersfeld has a pretty ambitious goal to achieve before Memorial Day. Actually, he wants to achieve his goal by Monday.


Between now and next week, Ersfeld hopes to collect enough donations to fund the purchase of 72 U.S. flags, and 72 rods to mount them. Between Monday and the week before Memorial Day, he wants to get all 72 of those flags mounted on light poles in downtown Farmington.

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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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