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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

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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 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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