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Farmington council weighs budget options


It's the epitome of a good news-bad news scenario in city budget planning.

The good news is, in 2014 the city of Farmington will receive Local Government Aid from the state of Minnesota for the first time in a decade. The bad news is, because the city didn't get an LGA allocation in 2013 it cannot increase its operating tax levy for the coming 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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