A key part of Faribault’s Journey to 2040 vision is a preservation of buildings across its downtown area, the second largest historic district in Minnesota.
It’s been clear since April that Medford is very interested in a possible wastewater connection with Faribault’s treatment plant, but there is still much to be done before the regionalization process can officially begin.
In 2018, Minnesota apple lovers fell in love with First Kiss, the newest apple variety from the University of Minnesota’s (UMN) apple breeding program. This year there will be even more chances to experience the new Honeycrisp progeny, which is also known as Rave, both in Minnesota and beyond.
A key portion of the city’s Journey to 2040 plan, its Downtown Master Plan — an ambitious remake of the downtown area, with more housing, development and public spaces — got another once over from the City Council.
In its Tuesday work session, the Faribault City Council sifted through its Capital Improvement Plan, which proposes about $6.8 million in park improvements and facilities upgrades over the next five years.
ST. PAUL — Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz on Wednesday announced that he will travel to Japan and South Korea next month in hopes of bolstering trade alliances there.
The Faribault City Planning Commission has recommended approval of a project that would bring an extra 16 single-family homes and 16 twin homes to northwest Faribault.
With two visits abroad under their belts and another on the way, local officials are hoping the connections they’ve developed with Japanese leaders expand trade and investment in Rice County.
Faribault’s Humphrey Manlift is launching a new precision landing personnel elevator for industrial operations which uses the latest technology in providing the highest level of safety measures to help reduce employee usage accidents.
Faribault’s Historic Hutchinson House Bed and Breakfast is now under new ownership. Dana Anderson and his wife Olena purchased the B&B last month and have begun hosting guests.
The Faribault Economic Development Authority has moved forward with a plan to bring hot sauce manufacturer Cry Baby Craig’s to town.
The city of Faribault held its first Ride and Drive event, giving the public a taste of a future filled with electric vehicles. Faribault’s own Harry Brown’s Family Automotive joined Walser Burnsville Nissan, White Bear Lake Mitsubishi and Tesla in providing electric cars for test drives.
The Faribault City Council has approved plans to put up a state-of-the-art electronic billboard along Interstate 35 and tear down the old public works building in anticipation of the construction of a new apartment complex.
The city of Faribault’s Housing and Redevelopment Authority on Tuesday approved funding to assist with two new Habitat for Humanity homes and several other projects.
Every chair in Buckham West’s large meeting room was taken, leaving a few latecomers to mill around the exits as one speaker after another pointed to flaws in a proposed car club planned for 466 acres just off the interstate and a review of environmental impacts the completed development mig…
Allina Health now provides star ratings for its primary care physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants, including those at Allina Health Faribault and Northfield clinics.
HealthFinders Collaborative has received a $65,000 grant from MNSure to help people enroll in and keep health insurance that they can afford and that meets their needs.
The Faribault Economic Development Authority has committed to provide a key loan to a rapidly growing hometown business and is considering a plan that could bring a growing business to downtown Faribault.
First District Rep. Jim Hagedorn stopped by MRG Tool and Die Monday to talk about small business issues and workforce development and tour the company’s state-of-the art facility.
Rice County’s Board of Commissioners continues to be happy with its administrator, Sara Folsted, giving her a solid performance review and a nearly $5,800 annual pay increase.
Sen. John Jasinski (R-Faribault) part of a 10-member, bipartisan, multi-state U.S. Midwest Political Leaders Delegation to Taiwan from July 21-27. Minnesota Senate President Jeremy Miller (R-Winona) is also part of the delegation. The trade mission will allow leaders to learn more about Taiw…
The Faribault School Board has completed the final step before asking voters to approve an operating levy to increase the district’s general education revenue.
Rice County has submitted its required Environmental Assessment Worksheet to the Environmental Quality Board for Wolf Creek Autobahn, a proposed project off County Road 46 west of Dundas that includes a recreational road course, villas, a convenience store and fuel station, an RV park and re…
RAINY LAKE — In less than 12 months, a southeastern Minnesota couple went from admirers of Borderland to owners of a 61-year-old Rainy Lake business.
While the fate of the building at 27 Third St. NW is still in flux, the Faribault City Council is taking steps to gather estimated costs for both saving and demolishing the historic downtown building.
It’s not unusual to pass farms while driving on the highway, but over 20 farms in Minnesota and Western Wisconsin become destinations this weekend during the 2019 Co-op Farm Tour.
When it comes to nutrition journals, Fit for Life coaches Sheila Rolling and Heather Teigen have found that it only takes about one week before users lose interest.
Fit for Life hosted a 5K run Saturday to support cancer research, members who have cancer and to remember members who passed.
Five businesses in Rice County were among the recipients of nearly $2.9 million in state grants awarded to 60 businesses statewide last week for training meant to reduce the workforce shortage and help employers find skilled workers.
OWATONNA — As minimum wage becomes a speaking point for the upcoming presidential election, Minnesota-based Allina Health steps ahead of the crowd by raising its internal wage floor to $15 per hour, exceeding the current minimum wage required by city, state, and federal legislation.
The Faribault Economic Development Authority has a lot of irons in the fire — from business prospects looking at the city to aiding residential developers.
An award-winning and community-focused sauce company — the only one in the U.S. licensed to pickle peppers — is hoping to bring a kick to downtown Faribault.
MEDFORD — A month after Medford received a “yes” from its neighbor to the north for connecting sanitary sewer lines, the small town’s mayor and city council were taken aback to learn that Faribault began discussing fees without further communication between the two governments.
Faribault area voters can expect to see two Faribault Public Schools-related questions on the November ballot: one to fund a seven-period day at the high school and the other to maintain current class sizes and prevent further staff cuts districtwide.
After years of knocking on doors, looking for help in improving what many see as a dangerous interchange, Rice County Galen Malecha got an answer that he liked.
Following her passion for sharing the story of agriculture, Kyra Flom is spending her summer interning with the Minnesota Pork Board.
Faribault has changed a lot over the last 100 years. Horse-drawn carriages have been replaced by cars. Telephone lines have been strung across the city. Fashions have run the gamut from floor-brushing skirts and buttoned boots to jeans and sneakers.
Northeast Faribault residents filled the City Hall meeting room Tuesday in protest against a proposed three-story apartment complex at the former Mayo Clinic site.
From putting out barn fires to assisting with grain bin rescues, Jeff LaCanne is actively involved in keeping area residents safe. Now he and his family are being recognized for their contribution to enhancing agricultural practices.
A new water tower is coming to the northern industrial park will improve water pressure and flow deficiencies located in the northwest part of town, and better position the city for future growth.
After seven years of operating in Dundas, take-and-bake shop Gooter’s Dough to Go will close late this month, a move owner Peggy Weaver attributes to rising rent costs and increased prices for goods.
As the Faribault School Board discusses plans for a fall operating levy, one which would fund a seven-period day at Faribault High School, the budget plays a large role in the decision-making process.