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Controlled burn will provide practice for firefighters


Residents shouldn't be alarmed or too curious when they see black smoke billowing from somewhere south of County Road 50 out near Farmington High School Saturday. It's just Farmington firefighters having a little fun.

Most weeks, Farmington firefighters get their practices in small drills behind Fire Station 1 or at a training facility outside the city. This weekend, they'll get to train for a burning house on a burning house.

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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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