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Farmington council weighs budget options

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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 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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