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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

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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 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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