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For Farmington police, a tweet can spell trouble


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

Michelle Leonard

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 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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