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Solar panel project is in the works in Farmington


The corner of Denmark Avenue and CR. 50 will soon look much different. 

Great River Energy, which provides energy for Dakota Electric Association, is planning to build a 60-panel solar energy system on the southeast corner of Denmark and CR 50. The location was formerly used for a DEA substation, but has not been utilized since the substation was removed in 2006.

The project came before the Farmington Planning Commission at its April 8 meeting. It received unanimous support.

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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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