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A Rice County Board of Commissioners Transportation Committee on Tuesday opted to move ahead with an interchange north of Faribault, potentially jump-starting the long-discussed project.

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Those looking for a late night snack or to do a little grocery shopping in Owatonna and Faribault will have to resort to the local convenience stores, as Hy-Vee announced that its grocery stores will no longer be open 24 hours a day beginning Monday, Feb. 10.

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Local farmers haven’t had an easy time in the last several years, struggling with inconsistent growing conditions and low commodity prices. However, many, like Wheeling Township farmer Keith Schrader, are expressing optimism that new trade deals could help them get back on their feet.

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Genova Products, a Michigan-based manufacturer of vinyl construction products, has given notice to roughly 50 employees at its Faribault plant that it intends to close permanently.

In a rare move, Faribault’s City Council has voted to override its Planning Commission’s recommendation, paving the way for a new business to move onto a vacant site on the west end of town.

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Local government budgets have taken a major hit due to the state’s propensity to overvalue industrial properties, a trend that stretches back nearly a decade.

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Rice County’s Soil and Water Conservation District hosts a community discussion to promote a Minnesota Department of Agriculture program that has helped farmers take a comprehensive approach to maximizing soil health.

The transition from college to the workforce can be challenging; however, a new University of Minnesota study shows how higher education institutions can more adequately prepare students for life after school. While technical and subject matter expertise are important, researchers found that…

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Gov. Tim Walz and the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development announced a total of more than $23 million of state assistance to help local utilities expand broadband access.

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Students preparing for high school graduation know there’s a world of career possibilities outside their school, but starting next fall, Faribault Public Schools students can already start exploring the possibilities through paid apprenticeships.

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Faribault Area Chamber of Commerce President Nort Johnson has issued a warning for Faribault area residents and business owners.

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With abundant snow and harsh cold, Faribault might still be plumbing the depths of winter, but another Flannel Formal is just around the corner and sure to warm hearts.

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In 2017, Minnesota’s state legislature legalized alcohol sales on Sunday, boosting sales across the state. Now, one legislator is arguing that it’s time to make it even easier for Minnesotans to buy booze. But local stores managers worry that it will cut into their profits or put them out of…

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With today’s farmers only owning about a third of the land they farm, it’s often a yearly challenge for farmers and landlords need to come up with a rental price that is fair and profitable for both parties.

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Rice County’s Board of Commissioners has given its stamp of approval to a 10-year Transportation Improvement plan that will see some $14.5 million in investments into the county’s road system next year alone.

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Faribault’s own SageGlass, a subsidiary of Paris-based Saint-Gobain, celebrated 30 years on the cutting edge of the electrochromic glass industry on Thursday.

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A longtime Faribault businessman is shutting his shop's doors after 30 years of crafting and installing industrial-strength glass for auto, commercial and residential purposes.

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Officials from the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce stopped by Faribault on their Statewide Policy Tour to get an up close look at an innovative local business and discuss policy priorities for the upcoming legislative session.

A standing room only crowd of about 150 gathered at Imminent Brewing Dec. 11 to hear University of Minnesota Agronomy Professor Jake Jungers’ present “The Power of Perennials & Kernza’s Path to Commercialization.”

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Though it is not directly tied to Medford’s immediate growth, the reconstruction of Owatonna’s Main Street — or County Road 45 — is scheduled to take place in 2021. The project has been on the docket as a part of the city’s capital plan for a number of years, according to Welti.

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