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First-look budget includes tax increase for Farmington


When Farmington city administrator David McKnight presented his first draft of the 2013 city budget with a tax levy increase of 11.29 percent, he knew it would not go over well.

"I'm not crazy," McKnight told Farmington City Council members during a Monday night budget workshop, "but I wanted you to see some of the budget requests."

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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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