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Fire Chief Tim Pietsch congratulates Farmington Firefighter of the Year Jeff Allbee at last week's fire department banquet.

Jeff Allbee is Farmington's Firefighter of the Year

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Get firefighter Jeff Allbee talking about the Farmington Fire Department Fire Relief Association, and he'll go on at great length. Ask him about being named Firefighter of the Year for 2011, though, and he's not quite so talkative.


That's the way Allbee is - he's a dedicated firefighter who puts in about 15 hours of his personal time to volunteer with the department each week, but he's not a guy who likes to go on and on about himself.

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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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