After holding a listening tour throughout the state, U.S. Sen. Tina Smith has released a report on the lack of affordable housing, an issue that has touched nearly every region and community in Minnesota.
Faribault’s City Council has bucked the recommendation of its Planning Commission for the second time in as many weeks, giving an area developer another chance to modify his development agreement in a way the city finds acceptable.
Hiawathaland Transit is preparing to expand its services once again, adding a new route connecting Faribault and Northfield beginning Monday, March 2.
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.
Faribault Woolen Mill has announced a merger with CircleRock LLC, a startup company focused on producing men’s clothing and leather accessories.
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.
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.
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.
When Xcel Energy announced last year that it plans to stop burning coal in Minnesota by 2030, environmental groups applauded the company’s effort to curb greenhouse gas emissions linked to climate change.
A long-discussed interchange project could help to ease concerns about future traffic flow on the north side of Faribault — but the proposal seems to have stalled.
One of the largest indoor farm shows in the country opened in Des Moines, Iowa, on Tuesday and it’s clear that many of the thousands of farmers attending who helped elect Donald Trump in 2016 will support him again in November.
Adams Publishing Group, the parent company of the Faribault Daily News and its sister papers in the region, has announced the appointment of Tom Kelling as group advertising director of APG Media of Southern Minnesota.
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.
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.
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…
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.
A Faribault-based developer has asked the city’s Planning Commission to alter the landscaping plan that he promised to adhere to in a 2014 agreement with the city.
Hiawathaland Transit is adding a Saturday Dial a Ride service after a survey of the transit system’s users found a significant need in the community.
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.
After a tense discussion, a majority of Faribault’s City Council appears ready to back the construction of a manufactured home community at a site formerly used by Faribault Foods.
Seeking to protect the health of rural residents, the Minnesota Department of Agriculture has applied new rules designed to reduce the amount of a dangerous chemical in the water supply.
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.
Gov. Tim Walz has proposed a bonding bill of just over $2 billion, in hopes of addressing what he says are a significant backlog of projects throughout the state.
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…
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.
The Faribault City Council on Monday approved the first of three of its Journey to 2040 plans, documents meant to guide the city and its future.
Faribault’s City Council has granted a developer who wants to build additional senior housing on the city’s south side another year to acquire funding for his project.
Minneapolis mom Theresa Carter has been a frequent Target customer for years, but seeing how many plastic bags leave the retailer’s stores every day left her feeling concerned for the environment.
Faribault’s Economic Development Authority has provided funding for two downtown building owners to make needed repairs and improvements.
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.
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.
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.
The Faribault Winter Farmers Market will head north and out of doors Saturday, a joint venture with Keepsake Cidery that will bring together even more vendors from across the region.
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.”
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.
Two local craft distilleries could be about to see their taxes rise dramatically if a provision of the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act isn’t renewed by the end of the month.
A strong economy and local housing crunch has led to high demand for new homes, with Faribault, Northfield and Lonsdale issuing a combined total of nearly 90 residential building permits in 2019.
Faribault’s City Council approved a budget, tax levy and fee schedule for 2020, bringing the months-long budget process to a largely uncontroversial conclusion.
Genova Products, a Michigan-based manufacturer of vinyl construction products, has laid off around 50 workers “indefinitely” at its Faribault manufacturing plant.
Faribault’s Housing and Redevelopment Authority approved $270,000 in assistance to help a local developer convert a 145-year old downtown building into apartments, but the aid comes with a catch.
With Faribault High School about to switch to a seven-period day, one student’s internship at a local credit union just might provide a glimpse into what’s about to become a reality for many of her peers.