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Cuts to the city of Farmington's budget are on the way, and those cuts likely mean someone will lose his or her job.

During a Monday budget workshop, Farmington City Council members directed city administrator Peter Herlofsky and finance director Teresa Walters to find up to $500,000 in reductions for the 2011 city budget. Those cuts will almost certainly mean at least one city employee and possibly more will lose his or her job.


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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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