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LaDonna Boyd

Stepping down, but not slowing down


Early on in her career, LaDonna Boyd was asked to promote the use of electricity. The more kilowatt usage, the better. Oh, how times change.

Forty one years later, Boyd is in her last week of work at Dakota Electric Association in Farmington. She's been with DEA since 1968, when she left her job with Northern States Power and came to Dakota County Electric Cooperative. Somehow, she just never left.

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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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