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WASHINGTON. D.C. — The comment period closed on Nov. 29 for the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed rule on the 2020 Renewable Volume Obligations for biofuels under the Renewable Fuels Standard. Lawmakers and the biofuels industry asked EPA to uphold the RFS and the deal they cut with…

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Many U.S. agriculturalists are looking for additional ways to earn money, and a new federal government analysis confirms that agritourism is a growing source of income for farmers and ranchers, though much of North Dakota and Minnesota are identified as “cold spots” for agritourism.

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At a Truth in Taxation hearing Thursday evening, Rice County Administrator Sara Folsted presented a semi-final version of the 2020 budget. If approved later this month, it would include a levy slightly smaller than the preliminary figure approved in September.

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With the Wolf Creek Autobahn project on hold, but developer Neal Krzyzaniak indicating his intention to resubmit a similar project to the county board for consideration, Faribault city staff are paying careful attention.

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Faribault’s City Council expressed support for a proposed 2020 budget that will decrease the city’s tax rate, although rising property values mean the average taxpayer could still see their city tax bill go up by more than 5%.

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A Twin Cities-based developer’s controversial plan for a car club and track along Interstate 35 is on hold now that a portion of the 466 acre-plot intended for development is no longer available to the developer.

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Sometimes winter means staying staying home where it’s warm, but that’s not the case next weekend in Faribault.

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Faribault’s Housing and Redevelopment Authority has approved 3 Ten Event Center owner Ryan Ernster’s request for an additional $50,000 to help fix a historic downtown building that recently suffered a roof collapse.

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The Faribault Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism is again partnering with American Express and small local businesses to help area residents get some holiday shopping done Saturday, a day that’s become known as Small Business Saturday.

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Mallory Fuchs and Tracy Sunde have crossed paths a number of times in their adult lives, previously while working at the Minnesota Correction Facility-Faribault and more recently through their work as alcohol and drug counselors.

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Sen. John Jasinski, R-Faribault, hosted Senate Commerce Committee Chair Gary Dahms, R-Redwood Falls, and a group of local community bankers from across the region at a roundtable discussion, Dahms’s first stop on a statewide tour with finance professionals.

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After more than a year of consultation with local business and community leaders, South Central College has formally adopted economic development into its mission. The move was approved by the Board of Trustees of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system at its meeting Wednesday.

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A 19th-century structure on Faribault’s Central Avenue once used as a drugstore, cosmetology school and a part of the Security National Bank has fallen on hard times. But 3 Ten Event Center owner Ryan Ernster has a plan to purchase the venue and fix it up.

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One downside of our current production of grain crops such as corn, soybeans, wheat, oat, and barley is that these crops are annual crops, meaning that they need to be planted each year. This also means that many of the fields where annual grain crops are grown will spend at least some time …

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Daikin Applied WAS honored by Gov. Tim Walz and the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development for its success in strengthening the state’s economy through trade and foreign direct investment.

Weichert Real Estate Affiliates announced that Realtors Tammy Gisvold and Karen Smith from Weichert, Realtors — Heartland in Faribault have successfully completed its Fast Track training.

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The Minnesota Senate’s Capital Investment Committee kicked off a tour of capital investment projects across southeast Minnesota in Rice County Tuesday, visiting sites of several proposed projects supported by Sens. Rich Draheim, R-Madison Lake, and John Jasinski, R-Faribault.

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A city of Faribault employee has opened a new boutique in the Faribo West Mall, packing a small corner storefront with handmade jewelry, bracelets and clothing.

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A local support group for people who have lost loved ones to suicide holds a fundraising event at Faribo West Mall later this month, capping off a month-long project to raise awareness about suicide and mental health.

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Tuesday, Nov. 5 is the day that determines whether Faribault Public Schools can expand the number of classes in a school day, hire instructors to teach those classes and offer bus transportation to a greater number of students.

ST. LOUIS — As Minnesota Wild players slowly peeled off their equipment in the wake of another frustrating loss, they spoke with a confusing sense of optimism. Confusing because after Thursday’s 2-1 loss at Enterprise Center, Minnesota’s NHL team is off to its worst start since its inaugural…

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MRG Tool and Die President Rodney Gramse gave Sens. John Jasinski, R-Faribault, and Paul Anderson, R-Plymouth, a tour of the family-owned Faribault company’s state of the art facilities Wednesday, followed by a discussion on the state’s workforce development needs.

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It’s not every day SageGlass team members challenge each other to make peanut butter and jelly sandwiches without using their thumbs, but it happened on Tuesday, Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Day.

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Ryan Krominga, director of teaching and learning for Faribault Public Schools, believes elective courses at Faribault High School should have two main functions — they should engage students’ interest and meet the needs of industries.

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