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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September 6 Suicide threat, Camden Path Medical crisis, 19600 block of Esttes Path Juvenile, child abuse, Emerald Tr. Drugs, possession/sale, small amount of marijuana, 18300 block of Pilot Knob Rd...
A new property maintenance code is one step closer to being approved after Monday’s Farmington City Council meeting. … Archive Material - Subscription required to continue reading Log in or...
Most of the time, only about half of Julian Buss's earth science students are actually in his Farmington High School classroom. And that's OK. That's the way it's supposed to be. This year, Buss is trying something that challenges the traditional thoughts about what constitutes a high school class. Buss is one of a few Farmington educators working through a new concept called hybrid classes.
With days getting a little cooler, it's a good bet that sooner or later, Farmington homeowners will start thinking about fall yardwork and cleanup. This year, the city of Farmington is launching a new program called Bag it ... Tag it. The intent is to help residents get rid of their yard waste.
Farmington-area Vietnam-era veterans will be the honored guests at the 2013 Patriotic Day ceremony at Farmington High School. "We want to pay them the respect, gratitude and courtesy that they truly deserve," North Trail Elementary School principal Dr. Steven Geis said. Geis is one of the many people planning this year's Patriotic Day celebration, which will be held at Farmington High School on Thursday, Nov. 7. Patriotic Day is a joint project between the Farmington School District and various community organizations.
Just two weeks into the new school year, a messaging app called Kik has been banned by Farmington School District 192. … Archive Material - Subscription required to continue reading...
August 30 Juvenile, runaway, address not available Fraud, 18000 block of 180th Ct. W. August 31 Mental health, address not available Domestic, 500 block of Tamarack Tr. … Archive Material -...
Farmington resident Kevin Collins is tired of finding golf balls in his front yard. That's why he's asked the city of Farmington to reconsider an ordinance prohibiting golfers from practicing their swings in the city's parks. Collins lives across the street from the Dakota County Estates Park, where, he told the Farmington City Council in August, several golfers come to hit golf balls. The problem is, many of those balls are landing in his yard, and damaging his home.
A few changes are coming to the 2013 Farmington High School Homecoming festivities, but all of the Tiger pride will remain the same. The biggest change will be a new location for the annual coronation and bonfire events on Wednesday, following the Homecoming parade, FHS assistant principal Lowell Miller said. The parade route is also slightly different. In addition, the annual Tiger Fun Run has been dropped from this year's homecoming activities, Miller said. The event has been held on the Saturday before Homecoming in the past, but attendance was sparse, he said.
The Farmington Fire Department is the recipient of the Life Safety Achievement Award for 2012. Given by the National Association of State Fire Marshals Fire Research and Education Foundation, and Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Company, the award recognizes departments that have excelled in the area of fire prevention. It's the first time in over a decade FFD has received the award, Farmington fire marshal John Powers said. The last time Farmington received the designation was in 2002.