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This time last year, unseasonably warm temperatures left a big question mark on the outdoor ice rink schedule in Farmington and Rosemount. The warm weather made it hard for parks personnel to pour hard ice, but that’s not the case this year.


Farmington’s two outdoor hockey rinks and five pleasure rinks will open Friday, and this year’s cold weather has done wonders to keep the ice pouring process on schedule.

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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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