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Woodbury American Legion Post hits membership high

American Legion Post 501 in Woodbury received two membership citations from American Legion National Commander Dale Barnett on Feb. 1. Post 501 was recognized for reaching 100 percent of its membership goal for 2015-16, and for achieving an all-time high in membership. Post 501 meets at 7 p.m. the fourth Thursday of the month in the Poplar Room of Woodbury City Hall.

For details, call Tom Grezek at 651-731-4653, or visit the post’s Facebook page, Woodbury American Legion Post 501.

Above, Post 501 members meet with Barnett during the national commander’s tour of Minnesota. Pictured from left to right are Post 501 Vice Commander Dale Johnson, Post 501 Service Officer Paul Lindahl, Barnett and Grezek.

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 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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