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This softball complex along Highway 3 is one of the most visible signs of growth in Empire Township.

In Empire growth is slow, but sure


Driving between Farmington and Rosemount on on Highway 3, it might look like Empire Township is experiencing a surge in development, but looks can be deceiving, according to township board chairman Terry Holmes.

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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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