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Meadowview Elementary School third graders Madison Rausch and Lydia Akolly posed with a few of Farmington's firefighters before getting onto a fire engine for their ride home from school. Rausch won the special ride through the food drive held by FFD during Fire Prevention Week.

Two MVES students took a Farmington fire truck home from school last week

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Halloween is pretty fun for most kids, but Meadowview Elementary School students Madison Rausch and Lydia Akolly probably had just a little more fun this year. After all, they got to ride around Farmington in a fire truck.

Rausch now enters the Farmington Fire Department's history books as the first winner of FFD's new food drive contest.

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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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