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New rules target neglected homes in Farmington


A new ordinance went into effect on Tuesday, and it’s goal is to eliminate “eyesore” kinds of homes around Farmington. 

The city’s new property maintenance ordinance is designed to get homeowners who have neglected the exteriors of their properties to finish projects or make necessary repairs.

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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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