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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

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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 joined the Woodbury Bulletin staff in November, 2014, after 14 years covering news for the Bulletin's sister publication, the Farmington Rosemount Independent Town Pages.  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 American Legion Auxiliary Clifford Larson Unit 189 of Farmington, and is the 2014-15 Third District President to the American Legion Auxiliary Department of Minnesota. Michelle is also 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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