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A 14-year veteran of the Farmington Police Department, Sgt. Jim Murphy is filling in as acting chief while police chief Brian Lindquist is in FBI training in Quantico, Va.

Filling in as Farmington's top cop

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While Farmington police chief Brian Lindquist is off at the National FBI Academy in Quantico, Va., he's learning plenty of skills to make him a better officer and chief. Meanwhile, back in Farmington, police sergeant Jim Murphy is learning quite a bit, too.


In Lindquist's absence, Murphy has assumed the role of acting chief for the Farmington Police Department.

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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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