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Police seek partners for Farmington's Toys for Town drive

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With Farmington’s annual Toys for Town gift drive kicking off in just a week or so, police chief Brian Lindquist is looking for a little help from community businesses.


For years, Lindquist has used the same list of drop-off sites around the community as locations for people to drop off unwrapped toys for Toys for Town. Then, in the days before the wrapping and distribution, someone from the police department has gone to all of those locations to collect the toys.

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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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