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Leona Perkins

A career in makeup? Cottage Grove's Perkins has got it covered

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Leona Perkins got off to a rough start selling rouge.

In 1963 Perkins, who was living in Old Cottage Grove, got a call from someone asking if she would like to sell Avon makeup and beauty products.

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Perkins gave the job to her daughter, who drov

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Scott Wente
Scott Wente has been editor at the South Washington County Bulletin since 2011. He worked as a reporter at other Forum Communications newspapers from 2003 to 2011. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.
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