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Five months after returning from a deployment in Kuwait, 52 Minnesota National Guard soldiers from the Faribault-based Charlie Company, a division of the 34th Red Bull Infantry Division, spent part of their drill weekend at a holiday party organized with the assistance of Faribault Beyond th…

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Temperatures are set to drop past zero Tuesday and Wednesday, with wind chills reaching as low as 20-below, according to the National Weather Service. As the frigid weather arrives sooner than many expected, there are a variety of services to help residents stay up-to-date and safe during th…

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A special meeting Dec. 3 gave townships representatives the chance to review and ask questions about the proposed 2020 Kenyon fire contracts.

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A Faribault High School student who reportedly threatened to go on a shooting rampage at school earlier this week has been placed under house arrest following charges he made terroristic threats.

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This week, Faribault Police are looking for Jessica Dahle, 42. She is the subject of a Steele County probation violation warrant related to a conviction for fifth-degree controlled substances. Dahle is 5’2” tall, weighs 130 pounds and has hazel eyes and red hair.

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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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A Montgomery trailer-tractor driver is taking a second run at a Minnesota House seat after losing last year to Rep. Todd Lippert, DFL-Northfield.

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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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There’s no better time than the holiday season to support area families in need. And Rice County’s Historical Society is doing its best to reward that generosity this December.

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A young girl named Clara falls asleep after a Christmas party where her brother, Fritz, breaks her precious nutcracker gift from Godfather Drosselmeyer. What happens in Clara’s sleep is more like an awakening — to Rat King encounters and a series of dances in the land of sweets.

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For nearly three decades, the Festival of Trees has helped serve as a kick-off to the local holiday season. Aside from moving the celebration back by two weeks, the annual fundraiser for Advocates for Developmental Disabilities is being guided under new leadership.

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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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An audit of the Medford Public School’s financial statements from the previous fiscal year came back clean, according to a report given by CliftonLarsonAllen at Monday’s school board meeting. Two representatives from the independent auditing firm were present to talk with officials and noted…

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“Although cold outside, our hearts are warm as we remember our loved ones tonight,” began Executive Director of the Faribault Area Hospice Foundation, Rick Miller, at the start of Monday night’s 34th Annual Light Up a Life ceremony.

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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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Faribault Public Schools Board Chair John Currie brought over 40 years of education to the district, having taught middle school and served in as a superintendent in two Minnesota school districts.

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Faribault Community School hosts a dyslexia awareness event on Wednesday, bringing rare attention to an often undiagnosed condition that affects one in five students.

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