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Cody Swanson died May 27 after leading police on a high speed chase from Farmington to Red Wing.

Farmington man dies in high speed chase


A 24-year-old man died after leading police on a high speed chase from Farmington to Red Wing early Sunday morning.

According to a press release issued by police chief Brian Lindquist, Farmington officers attempted to stop a suspicious vehicle near 220th Street and Canton Court at approximately 4:08 a.m. The driver, identified as Cody J. Swanson, did not stop.

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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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