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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 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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