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For many in town, a building boom goes bust

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Of all of the cities in Dakota County, Farmington tops the list when it comes to foreclosure rates. 2010 was the second consecutive year the city had Dakota County's highest foreclosure rate.

According to a Jan. 19 report from the Dakota County Community Development Agency, Farmington ranks fifth in the total number of foreclosures, with 206 sheriff sales in 2010.

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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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