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Farmington city council members were wary of putting more money into this vacant, city-owned building at the corner of Third and Spruce streets but voted Monday to go ahead with asbestos removal and repairs to the building's roof.

Asbestos, roof are problems at vacant city of Farmington building


It's been nearly four years since Farmington's Rambling River Center relocated to its current site on Oak Street. Since the move, very little has happened with the former location on Spruce and Third streets.

The building was up for sale, and the city had an offer to purchase it, but the offer was low and council members turned it down. That leaves the building still vacant, but now work has to be done on it, anyway. And that work could cost nearly $53,000.

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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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