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Thirteen Farmington homes were uninhabitable after last Friday's storm. The historic Akin House had its roof lifted off.

Storm damaged 124 homes in Farmington


Mother Nature wasn't picky when she decided whose homes would be damaged by last Friday's early morning tornado. She didn't care if the home was old or new, if the homeowners had lived there for one year or several.

She just took a deep breath and blew out a tornado, causing damage to a corridor about 1 1/2 miles long in the central section of the city.

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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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