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License center closes after state rejects permit

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Just days after the city announced the license center's opening on its web page, the desk at city hall was vacated and the window closed. That's because the state of Minnesota has denied Farmington's application to issue motor vehicle licenses and license plate tabs, regardless of the special legislation passed in 2010 that designated the city of Farmington as a deputy registrar of motor vehicles.


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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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