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Solar panel project is in the works in Farmington

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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 joined the Woodbury Bulletin staff in November, 2014, after 14 years covering news for the Bulletin's sister publication, the Farmington Rosemount Independent Town Pages.  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 American Legion Auxiliary Clifford Larson Unit 189 of Farmington, and is the 2014-15 Third District President to the American Legion Auxiliary Department of Minnesota. Michelle is also 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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