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City gives up on plans for downtown license center


After nearly a year, the Farmington City Council has decided to abandon efforts to open a deputy registrar's office in city hall.

That means no license center for Farmington.

The city opened the deputy registrar's office in early March, 2011. It closed just days later, when Minnesota Department of Public Safety director of driver and vehicle services Patricia McCormack, denied the city's application to issue motor vehicle licenses and license plate tabs.

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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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