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Municipal liquor stores may change


The city of Farmington won't get out of the liquor business anytime soon, but city officials intend to look at other options for the future.

At its June 6 meeting the Farmington City Council approved a plan to downsize its Pilot Knob liquor store by 1,262 square feet. At the same time they approved a fixed, five-year lease at $3 per square foot less than the city had paid in the past. That will lead savings of $72,000 annually.

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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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