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Unlicensed driver hit teen on bike Monday

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It might have been a sixth sense, it might just have been a case of being in the right place at the right time. Whatever it was, it was not fun for Farmington police officer Steve Kuyper to see a teenage girl get hit by a car.

Kuyper was just coming back from washing his squad and picking up a soda at 9:30 a.m. Monday. He was at the four-way stop at Pilot Knob Road when he spotted a 14-year-old girl on a bicycle crossing 195th Street. She made it across that street just fine.

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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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