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 served as 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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50 years ago From the Jan. 2, 1964 edition of the Dakota County Tribune Village park system sought in Farmington The initial meeting of a Farmington group to formulate plans...
This time last year, unseasonably warm temperatures left a big question mark on the outdoor ice rink schedule in Farmington and Rosemount. The warm weather made it hard for parks...
Foreclosures across Dakota County are down by nearly 50 percent through October, according to recent numbers from the Dakota County Community Development Agency. Likewise, Farmington and Rosemount have both seen a decrease in the number of homes subject to sheriff sales and notice of pendencies filed this year. The CDA tracks these numbers, which are provided by the Dakota County sheriff’s sales division. In 2012, Farmington had a total of 123 sheriff sales, and Rosemount recorded 79.
50 years ago From the Nov. 21, 1963 edition of the Dakota County Tribune Al’s Café, old landmark, will soon disappear One of the older landmarks of Rosemont, Al’s Café,...
50 years ago From the Nov. 7, 1963 edition of the Dakota County Tribune Dress code is adopted at local school A dress code for the students of Farmington High...
50 years ago From the Oct. 31, 1963 edition of the Dakota County Tribune Toys for Tots collection set for Rosemount The American Legion Post No. 65 is sponsoring a...
50 years ago From the Oct. 24, 1963 edition of the Dakota County Tribune Village’s filing and election dates are set Clerks from the various villages in this area reported the filing and election dates for their constituencies, as well as the offices to be filled in the coming elections.... In Farmington, the election is set for Dec. 3, with filing dates Oct. 22 through Nov.
50 years ago From the Oct. 17, 1963 edition of the Dakota County Tribune Filings open Oct. 22 in Farmington Farmington will hold an election Dec. 3, 1963, with the offices of mayor, councilman and justice of the peace to be filled. Filings for these offices may be done with Village Clerk Ken Gerten from Oct. 22 through Nov. 5. The filing fee is $2. The mayor is elected for a two-year term in office; the incumbent is G.M. Gorgas. A three-year term for councilman is to be filled. The incumbent for that office is Otis Church.
50 years ago From the Oct. 3, 1963 edition of the Dakota County Tribune Chlorine water purifier new in Farmington The village of Farmington installed a new chlorinator for their wells, Friday, Sept. 27, because the old one was worn out, F.J. Henneberry, head of the village water department said. A chlorinator is a device to regulate the amount of chlorine gas bubbled through water to purify it by killing any organism which might be in it. Farmington doesn’t have any real problem, Henneberry said.
50 years ago From the Sept.