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How much is a park worth to you?


Times are tough. There's no doubt about it. Every day, someone somewhere seems to be affected by the poor economy.

But are times tough enough that residents wouldn't support a bond referendum for the extra ball fields and soccer fields youth athletic teams are calling out for? Or is there a willingness to pay a little extra in taxes and upgrade aging parks facilities throughout the community?

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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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