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Ted Dau had a good chuckle with family and friends at his May 7 retirement party, held at FPD.

After 30 years, Officer Friendly says goodbye


Now that he's retired, Ted Dau has the time to sit back and visit. To tell his stories. To reflect on his 30 years as a police officer.


He has time to realize the impact one person can have on an entire community.

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Michelle Leonard
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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