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Stubborn winter means Farmington ice rinks stay

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The city of Farmington has closed the warming houses at its outdoor ice rinks, but will continue to maintain the ice for a few more days. Or weeks, the way this winter seems to be going.


Typically, the city tries to keep ice rinks open through mid-February. This year, the last day for the warming houses was Feb. 17. But the snow and cold are still around, so Farmington parks and recreation director Randy Distad is keeping the rinks open a few more days.

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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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