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Farmington's newest police officer is no stranger to the job, or to the area for that matter. In fact, Peter Zajac is feeling pretty comfortable in his new surroundings, even though he's only been on the Farmington Police Department for a little more than a week.


Zajac was hired to fill the patrol position that will be open when officer Andrew Van Dorn moves into his new role as a school liaison officer.

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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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