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FHS is new Peer Court site


Starting next year, juveniles who break the law in Dakota County may have to face a jury of their peers right here in Farmington.

Farmington High School was recently selected as a new host site for Dakota County’s juvenile court program, Peer Court. It’s an accountability program used by the Dakota County Attorney’s office to sentence first-time offenders of crimes like disorderly conduct, vandalism, and even theft.

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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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