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The city of Farmington and Empire Township may partner to manage these new ball fields along Highway 3.

Farmington, Empire may partner to run new ballfields


Farmington officials are hoping to team up with their neighbors when Empire Township's new athletic complex opens in 2013.

On Monday, the Farmington Parks and Recreation Commission got the go-ahead from council members to execute a proposal to partner with the township to run the new ballfields on Highway 3. Approval by Empire officials could bring a few new teams to the area, and possibly expand the community's adult softball programs.

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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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