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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Faribault’s longest operating Subway store, located at 326 Central Ave., closed its doors for the final time last week.

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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.

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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.

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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…

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After 53 years serving the people of Faribault, Stan Boe has decided it’s time to close the doors of the Faribault Garden Center.

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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.

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…

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…

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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.

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The Faribault Economic Development Authority has a lot of irons in the fire — from business prospects looking at the city to aiding residential developers.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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