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Concerns about condition of several downtown houses spark visits by Farmington city staff

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Complaints about the condition of several homes in downtown Farmington have city have city officials wondering how to rectify the problem.


There are about a dozen homes in the downtown area that are suffering from varying degrees of age and neglect. Renovations have been done -- to an extent -- on a few of the homes, but not enough to satisfy the neighbors who have called the city to complain.

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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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