Two Faribault natives who now work for the school district have partnered to bring their burgeoning online boutique businesses to a brick and mortar location in the Faribo West Mall.
Faribault school leaders see a seven-period day as a critical need at Faribault High School. From the perspective of local government officials, fulfilling that need would benefit the community as a whole.
Faribault’s water rates are likely to increase in 2020 as the city works to build a new water treatment plant funded by a $10 million loan from the state of Minnesota.
Faribault businesses had a little extra traffic Tuesday, with both Lincoln Elementary School fifth-graders and a group of the high school’s upperclassmen taking advantage of a crisp fall day to do some career exploration.
In less than a month, the Faribault School District will hold a special election in which the community will vote on two ballot questions for an operating levy.
Jeremy Olson has a skill that has come in handy multiple times during his last few years as a school superintendent — bus driving.
HomeTown Credit Union, which serves Rice, Steele, Waseca and Dodge counties, recently received two honors: the 2019 Small Business LIVE UNITED award recipient and the Editor’s Choice Award for Community Commitment.
Webster Township residents are expressing concerns after local solar developers failed to address significant issues at a local site, despite promises made during the public hearing process.
Faribault’s City Council has granted preliminary approval to changes to the city’s rental licensing program. The changes are an effort to bring the ordinance in line with national standards, and would address concerns from the community and those identified by the American Civil Liberties Un…
George Voracek never gave much thought to how long he’d drive bus for the Faribault School District. But after 50 years — 10 of them following his retirement, he said, “I still enjoy it.”
The Emeralds of Faribault will be holding an Employee Recognition dinner in celebration of six employees who have served care center residents for more than 40 years each.
Faribault’s City Council wants to reduce what it views as an excessively high number of building vacancies in the downtown business district. But so far, it’s not landed on a solution.
Reducing the use of fossil fuel and emissions, no matter where you stand on climate change, is everyone’s responsibility. And while not every change will be monumental, each of us — including local governments — need to take steps to reduce dependence on fossil fuels.
Jennie-O Turkey Store, the local manufacturing facility owned by Hormel Foods Corp., has donated $10,000 to the St. Vincent dePaul Faribault to help fight hunger in the community. Jennie-O has donated funds to this organization since 2013.
Twenty-six Faribault High School alumni returned to the school Friday speak with current students about their education and career experiences at the second-annual event.
Minnesota’s Labor Commissioner Nancy Lippink chose to visit Faribault during Minnesota Manufacturers Week because of the robust and largely successful partnerships between Faribault’s businesses and educational institutions.
October is known as a great time for all to go out and enjoy the cool weather before Minnesota jumps into (very cold) winter temperatures, so grab your costume and get your belly ready for a fall favorite: chili.
Of the 158 downtown buildings the city has attempted to inspect, 102 had fire and/or safety code violations, an average of about 2 per building, according to a report given to the City Council Tuesday.
Before coming to Faribault Public Schools as the director of teaching and learning, Ryan Krominga spent three years in Shakopee serving as a curriculum coordinator. On Wednesday, he returned with a group of 15 Faribault industry and education leaders to look at how Shakopee High School has s…
With interest in locally sourced sustainable agriculture on the rise, even grey and drizzly weather on Sunday couldn’t stop record crowds from checking out local farms across southern Minnesota and western Wisconsin last weekend.
A manufacturer of commercial heating and air conditioning units in Faribault is so hard-pressed to fill jobs at the booming company that it is considering busing workers from the metro area to its facilities 40 miles south.
When something unexpected happens to your baby, it feels like the world should come to a standstill. You want every person, every resource and every tool possible to care for your newborn. Thanks to a new partnership with Children’s Minnesota, one of the largest and most regarded pediatric h…
Faribault’s Complete Count Committee met on Wednesday evening to discuss community outreach strategies in advance of the 2020 census. With millions in federal funding in the balance, along with representation in Congress and the state legislature, the stakes are high for Minnesota in this up…
Five Faribault community banks have teamed up to support the American Heart Association this month as part of the Minnesota Bankers Association’s Community Impact Month.
Faribault’s City Council has signed off on the Rice County’s plans to improve traffic safety by restricting a dangerous entrance to Lyndale Avenue.
Faribault Public Schools presented positive news for taxpayers at its Monday board meeting: the district has a 6% decrease in its total levy.
Faribault Fire Chief Dustin Dienst has urged the city to consider increasing the Fire Department’s personnel amid rising demand for the department’s services.
At Faribault High School, it’s not just the students considering the skills they need to succeed in college and careers. It’s recently become a project of Ryan Krominga, the district’s director of teaching and learning, to answer those questions as well.
HomeTown Credit Union has been honored has been with a 2019 Desjardins (Youth/Adult) Financial Education Award. The award, sponsored by the Minnesota Credit Union Network and the Credit Union National Association, recognizes leadership within the credit union movement on behalf of (youth/adu…
With Mayor Kevin Voracek on hand, Faribault’s workforce center was rebranded as CareerForce Thursday, part of a statewide campaign to increase interest and engagement.
Area farmers had a chance to quiz local leaders about tariffs, health care and other topical issues deeply affecting them at Wednesday’s annual Rice County Farmers Union Convention.
Four Rice County fiber farms will be among 20 throughout southern Minnesota and western Wisconsin featured in next weekend’s North Star Farm Tour.
In 2015, the Minnesota Legislature passed laws to strengthen the state’s foster care system, emphasizing intervention and prevention efforts that might allow children from troubled homes to keep living with their parents.
With hundreds of comments to wade through, Rice County officials asked for and got the board of commissioners to approve a 30-day extension to determine whether an in-depth environmental review is needed for a proposed car club.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Tim Walz said Friday that his just-concluded six-day trade trip to Japan and South Korea was productive but also showed that Japan won’t be able to pick up much slack from the U.S. trade war with China.
The Faribault Parks and Recreation Department will again offer its guitar and ukulele classes for beginners later this month, providing area residents and youth with the opportunity to learn a new talent.