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Two Faribault natives are hoping to bring some down-home comfort and charm to a new boutique store at the Faribo West Mall.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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…

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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…

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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.

ST. PAUL — Minnesota employers are struggling to fill job vacancies as the state recorded its highest total on record since the survey first started in 2001.

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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…

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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…

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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.

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…

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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.

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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.

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