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Stalled project hurts city's budget


Like a recurring nightmare, the long delayed Vermillion River Crossings development is haunting the Farmington City Council once again.

Originally proposed to be a commercial development that would bring a hotel, a "big box" anchor and multiple stores to the site just south of County Road 50, the project has more or less ceased to be.

The infrastructure is in place, but the businesses that were supposed to pay for it are not.

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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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