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Families might think it's fun to play in the high water at Rambling River Park, but Farmington officials have safety concerns. The park is closed to the public.

City of Farmington closes Rambling River Park


Rambling River Park was a hot spot this week. Water spilled over from the Vermillion River into the park, and on Tuesday, dozens of kids and adults were playing in the water. The only problem is, the park was closed for safety reasons.

On Tuesday, Farmington city engineer Kevin Schorzman estimated that the river was up by about 4 1/2 feet over its normal level. The increase came after three different significant storms over the past week. More was expected Wednesday.

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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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