The city of Faribault was selected as one of three designated Minnesota Main Street Communities to join Preservation Alliance of Minnesota in a pilot initiative to explore how the arts help address the challenges affecting Main Street communities today.
More than 6,000 absentee voters this year helped Rice County best its voter turnout numbers from the previous two presidential election years.
On the eve of the election, local State Senate and House of Representatives candidates, among others, participated in get out the vote efforts and touted the importance of getting to the polls on Election Day.
Seven Faribault City Council candidates are vying for three seats this November, but a fourth council seat will open on Jan. 1 when either Kevin Voracek or Janna Viscomi take on the mayoral role.
Six Faribault City Council candidates and two mayoral candidates met at City Hall Thursday night for a forum dedicated to issues specific to the Faribault area.
Following Tuesday’s primary election, DFL incumbent Vicki Jensen will look to the November election for Senate District 24, and November’s race for Minnesota’s First District seat in Congress will be a rematch.
As reported during the week of Nov. 24, Dennison mayoral candidate John Jadwinski had requested a recount of the ballots cast during the Nov. 4 election.
Incumbent Patti Fritz ultimately took the District 24B seat handily — garnering nearly 57 percent of the vote, according to final results posted at 2:37 a.m. Wednesday on the Secretary of State website.
OWATONNA — Minnesota First District Congressman Tim Walz stood Tuesday with the parents of an openly gay soldier who died in Afghanistan and said he’s opposed to a proposed Minnesota constitution amendment banning same-sex marriage.
Below, the most recent primary returns by percentage of total votes for Rice County Commissioner District 5 and the 1st Congressional District:
Four candidates will vie on Tuesday for two spots on the November ballot for Rice County Commissioner District 5, which stretches along the western side of the county and includes Lonsdale.