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New SUV arrives for fire chief


It’s not nearly as much fun to ride in an SUV as it is a fire truck, but Farmington fire marshal John Powers is still pretty happy with the department’s newest vehicle.

A new 2014 Chevy Tahoe chief’s vehicle officially went into service for the fire department on Dec. 2, replacing the 2002 Ford Expedition that had been in service for more than a decade.

“They got that around the same time I started working for the city,” Powers said. “It’s been around as long as I have.”

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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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