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New assignment gives Farmington officer Hollatz a break


Last Friday, he was Farmington’s police detective sergeant. On Monday, Lee Hollatz was on the road as a patrol sergeant.

After 13 years in investigations, Hollatz has been reassigned to patrol sergeant as part of a general reassignment in positions within the police department. Officers are often reassigned to different tasks so they do not get burned out, Farmington police chief Brian Lindquist said.

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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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