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Rescue drew on skills of many


The Thursday evening rescue of Feely Elevator manager Mark Malecha will likely go down in Farmington's history books as one of greatest success stories told by local fire fighters and police officers.

Malecha was pulled to safety at 7:39 p.m. Thursday, after spending the day trapped in a 45- to 50-foot deep silo at the Farmington elevator.

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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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