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Farmington puts focus back on stalled project


More than a decade ago, the land at Denmark Avenue and County State Aid Highway 50 was earmarked for future retail development in Farmington.

A site plan was drawn up. Developers tried to find businesses for the buildings that were going to be constructed. The development was given the name Vermillion River Crossings. The city built a bridge to get customers to the shops that at that time existed only on paper.

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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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