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Farmington council approves 2014 preliminary levy, budget


After years of putting it off, the Farmington City Council effectively agreed to lay off a police officer when they approved the 2014 budget and tax levy Tuesday.

Even with that proposed $97,000 budget cut, though, many residents will still likely see an increase in the city's portion of their property taxes come next year.

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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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