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Farmington firefighters spread an absorbent boom across the Vermillion River to soak up the diesel fuel that leaked into the river Wednesday morning.

Diesel fuel leaks into the Vermillion River

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Farmington firefighters and the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency had a busy day March 21. They had to clear diesel fuel out of the Vermillion River after receiving a report of a spill that morning.


Farmington firefighters were called to the Kuchera Entrance of Rambling River around 10:15 a.m. after a city employee working in the park detected the scent of diesel and spotted the multi-colored swirl of fuel in the river.

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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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