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For Farmington police, a tweet can spell trouble

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Police see good and bad when it comes to the public’s use of social media sites like Twitter and Facebook

Michelle Leonard

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Staff writer

Farmington police chief Brian Lindquist had no interest in getting onto social media. Facebook? Nope. Twitter? Not a chance.

These days he’s coming around a bit on the subject. It turns out, police are able to use social media to their advantage, at times.

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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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