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Benjamin Wratz is pictured in his 2008 graduation photo from Farmington High School.

Firefighter killed in motorcycle accident


Benjamin J. Wratz, a 2008 graduate of Farmington High School and a member of the Farmington Fire Department, died Sunday afternoon when he apparently lost control of his motorcycle in.

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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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