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Farmington fire chief Brian Lindquist, fire marshal John Powers, Lakeville fire marshal Brian Carstensen and building inspector Ken Lewis discuss the Wednesday morning fire.

Fire displaces apartment complex residents for a night

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Residents of Farmington's Centennial Apartments had to find someplace else to sleep Feb. 29 after a fire forced them to evacuate their homes that same morning.


The fire was contained mainly to one second floor unit. Its cause is still under investigation.

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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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