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Mary Duncomb, left, and Jayne Hager Dee both expect to stay involved with Dakota County's 4-H program as volunteers.

Two longtime extension leaders will retire next week

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Things will be a lot different around the University of Minnesota's Extension office Dakota County in next week, because two familiar faces will be gone.


Extension regional director Jayne Hager Dee and Extension educator Mary Duncomb both retire next week. Hager Dee's last day is Monday. Duncomb will leave her position two days later.

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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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