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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

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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.


Sure, there are new houses being built in the Providence development east of Highway 3. And several lots are up for sale. But all the activity is right on schedule, albeit, a very slow one.

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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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