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Farmington fire marshal John Powers knows the dangers associated with grass fires.

Grass fires are a spring concern

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Ah, spring. Sunnier days and warmer temperatures. Everyone likes to see spring come after the winter. But firefighters also know spring can be a busy time of the year.


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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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