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Visitng planners complimented the quaint neighborhoods of downtown Farmington.

Survey finds Farmington makes a good first impression

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Everyone wants to make a good first impression. Apparently, Farmington has, but now city officials need to figure out how to market it.


Earlier this summer, the city of Farmington's planning staff played host to city planners from Apple Valley, Golden Valley, Burnsville, South St. Paul, and the Metropolitan Council. On a warm June afternoon, just as the Dew Days celebration was about to kick off, the guests took a two-hour tour of Farmington.

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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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