Michelle Leonard decided that she was going to be a writer when she was 10. Her second job out of college was covering Farmington, Minnesota, with the Lakeville Life and Times. Since then, she's covered the same community through three different publications. She now works at the Farmington Independent.
This interview was conducted on Jan. 28, 2011.
Audio is available for download here: http://www.archive.org/details/MichelleLeonard
The full transcript is available here: http://www.scribd.com/doc/58713285