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Elevator employee rescued from silo


After nearly eight hours of confinement, Feely Elevator manager Mark Malecha was rescued from the corn silo where he became trapped before noon Thursday.

Malecha was pulled to safety at approximately 7:30 p.m. Thursday, after having spent the day trapped in a 45- 50-foot deep silo at the Farmington elevator. He fell into the silo at approximately 11:20 a.m.

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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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