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Housing permits are up this year


Farmington's housing construction is far from what it was in the heyday of the earlier part of the decade, but it's still coming back.

"It's slow, but steady," said Farmington building official Ken Lewis.

To date this year, the city of Farmington has issued 76 building permits for single-family housing. Lewis expects to see another dozen or so before the end of the year. That will bump the totals for this year past last year's total of 77.

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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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