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The Vermillion Presbyterian Church was one of three buildings to receive restoration work through grant funding. It was the first building moved to the Dakota City Heritage Village site on the fairgrounds, in 1977.

Grants pay for improvements at the fairgrounds


Once in a while, a little tender loving care is necessary. Even for century-old buildings.

Fortunately, a couple of buildings at Dakota City Heritage Village did receive a little TLC earlier this year, thanks to a $50,000 grant.

Just in time for the fair.

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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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