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Study says city of Farmington should be paying higher wages

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A recent study of the salaries of city of Farmington employees suggests that a few changes be made to the salary structure to bring local wages more in line with market standards.


Conducted by the consultant group Fox Lawson, the wage study findings were presented to the Farmington City Council at a workshop in October. The study indicates that many of Farmington’s salaries are under the market average and should be adjusted to be more competitive.

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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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