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Farmington firefighters are refilling their ranks

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With 11 retirements and resignations last year, the Farmington Fire Department is going through a bit of a personnel change, to say the least. But it's a change chief Tim Pietsch is comfortable with.


"It (2009) was the year of retirements," said Pietsch. "It started just after the first of the year, then it seemed like there was almost one a month."

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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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