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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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...
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...
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...
50 years ago From the Sept. 26, 1963 edition of the Dakota County Tribune Nelson Center awaits removing three buildings Development of 1 ½ acres of land in the Rosemount...
Two escaped a plane crash 50 years ago
50 years ago From the Aug. 29, 1963 edition of the Dakota County Tribune Shopping center permit issued at Rosemount At the second of two special meetings last week, the Rosemount Village Council Thursday voted unanimously to issue a permit to Jack Young Enterprises for the construction of a shopping center at the west edge of the village. The center is to include two 23-unit, brick-faced apartment buildings, two service stations, 70,000 square feet of shops and one restaurant with inside and outside eating facilities.
50 years ago From the Aug. 22, 1963 edition of the Dakota County Tribune Plan contest for naming of new hospital In a director's meeting Tuesday night, the new Central Dakota Hospital board decided to run a contest in the Dakota County Tribune to select the best name to be given the new hospital now being built at Farmington.
A runaway bull caused injuries to several visitors to the Dakota County Fair Wednesday night. (Editor's note: The video above has some minor swearing. It's nothing loud or particularly offensive,...
50 years ago From the July 18, 1963 edition of The Dakota County Tribune Crazy Day July 20 at Rosemount The annual Crazy Day for Rosemount will be Saturday, July 20 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. sponsored by the Rosemount Businessmen's Assn. There will be sidewalk bargains, the craziest low prices you have ever seen. They will all be dressed in costume, the craziest you've ever seen and the whole affair will be one big day of fun for young and old alike. The well-known "Grandpa Ken" will be present in the afternoon at Rosemount. Don't miss him.
Sooner or later, everyone needs a little help. That's true even for some of the people you call for help in times of emergency. With that in mind, a number of Farmington and Rosemount emergency personnel participated in the Frontline Supervisor Class offered by the Dakota County Domestic Preparedness Committee. Held Saturday at the Dakota Communications Center in Rosemount, the class was designed to educate police, firefighters and EMS personnel from around the county on what services are available to them in the case of an emergency. The training session was held in two parts.