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City of Farmington will pay $38,000 to settle dispute with officer

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After 28 years on the Farmington Police Department, sergeant Kevin Mincke has taken his retirement. But not without a fight.

On Monday, the Farmington City Council agreed to terms of a settlement agreement that restored Mincke’s title as sergeant and awarded him more than $38,000. In exchange, Mincke agreed to retire, effective Tuesday.

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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 is 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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