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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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.
50 years ago From the Sept. 5, 1963 edition of the Dakota County Tribune Two escape as plane crash lands here … Archive Material - Subscription required to continue reading...
Over the past week, the Farmington Police Department has responded to a number of calls. August 23 Theft from auto, 700 block of Tamarack Tr. Theft from building, 6300 block of...
Farmington city administrator David McKnight received good marks during his annual review in August. … Archive Material - Subscription required to continue reading Log in or activate your account if...
When most people think of the first day of school, they suppress a groan. Sitting in a class for 60 minutes just to go to another class and sit for another 60 minutes doesn't interest them at all. Tell them they have to do this for seven hours a day, five days a week and they just might drop their head in despair.
After years of putting it off, the Farmington City Council effectively agreed to lay off a police officer when they approved the 2014 budget and tax levy Tuesday. Even with that proposed $97,000 budget cut, though, many residents will still likely see an increase in the city's portion of their property taxes come next year.
Photos revealing what people find special about living, working, and playing in Farmington are ready for your vote. Residents can choose their favorite photos online. Visit the city website at www.ci.farmington.mn.us and look under "Take City Surveys" on the home page. Voting ends at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 6. Winners of the Focus of Farmington Photo Contest will be featured in the 2014 City of Farmington Community Calendar, which will be sent to all City of Farmington residents and businesses this December.
Update : In an email sent Tuesday morning, police chief Brian Lindquist says police have arrested a suspect. … Archive Material - Subscription required to continue reading Log in or...
50 years ago From the Aug. … Archive Material - Subscription required to continue reading Log in or activate your account if you are a current Farmington Independent subscriber. Not...
August 9 Liquor, consumption by persons under 21, 1300 block of Oak St. Damage to property, private, 10 block of Seventh St. Domestic, 18000 block of Empire Tr. Harassing communication, 1300 block of Elm St. August 10 Damage to property, business, 100 block of Elm St.August 11 DWI, fourth degree, Second Street and 220th Street West Larceny, from building, 5200 block of 185th St. W. DWI, fourth degree, Camden Path and Vermillion River Trail August 12 Mental health, 220th Street West and Chippendale Avenue