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New ice arena rules could cost city

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Sometimes, the actions -- or, inactions -- of a few can have a huge effect on the many.

That seems to be the case with air quality control issues at ice arenas around the state. A couple months back, an ice skater became ill from breathing carbon monoxide generated by an ice resurfacer. Now, several state legislators are calling for new controls that local parks and recreation director Randy Distad expects to come without state funding to help pay for them.

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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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