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City administrator Peter Herlofsky and economic development specialist Tina Hansmeier say it's the city's job to make Farmington as appealing a place as possible for businesses to locate.

Signs of life in Farmington's business climate


Last month, Farmington economic development specialist Tina Hansmeier provided the city's economic development authority with a list of all of the local businesses that had opened and those that closed in.

Hansmeier provides the list to keep city officials apprised of development activity in the community, so we decided to take her reports one step further and visit with her on the subject. She and city administrator Peter Herlofsky sat down with us Tuesday afternoon.

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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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