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Two Faribault natives who now work for the school district have partnered to bring their burgeoning online boutique businesses to a brick and mortar location in the Faribo West Mall.

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This week, the Faribault Police Department held its annual meeting. The occasion gives members of the department the chance to meet together, review the past year, discuss our goals and acknowledge some of the good work its staff has done.

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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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The Big Giants 4-H Club hosts a Halloween Carnival Oct. 26 and hopes to raise at least $2,000 to help fulfill its mission to its members.

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A former St. Olaf College student has been sentenced to up to five years probation and a $500 fine almost two years after he was kicked out of the college for sexually assaulting a fellow student.

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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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Students in Tim Ehlers’ Faribault High School Law & You class took a field trip Monday to the Rice County Courthouse. There, the class visited with Rice County Attorney John Fossum to learn about how his office works and its role in the criminal justice system. They also sat in on Third …

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Gov. Tim Walz managed to harvest a rooster Saturday despite windy and wet conditions at the ninth annual Governor’s Pheasant Opener in Austin. This was Walz’s first time participating in the tradition as the Governor of Minnesota.

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Cold and windy weather couldn’t stop art connoisseurs from across the region from making their way to the Rice County area for the 18th annual Studio ArTour.

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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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Two of Faribault’s most iconic residents have a new home. The sculptures, which stood for decades in front of Faribault’s Lockerby Sheet Metal and Roofing have now found their way to the Rice County Historical Society.

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Bethlehem Academy’s Cardinals brought their winter coats out of storage to battle the Friday’s cold weather and celebrate their homecoming with their annual parade. Students and staff bundled up to share their Cardinal pride with the local community.

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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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A former MSNBC producer and a National Review columnist made their way to Carleton College for a lively discussion on the issues of election integrity and voter suppression in the United States Oct. 9.

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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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Autumn. Fall. The most dramatic time of year. The leaves are turning scarlet, yellow, and orange and dropping from the trees. It’s a beautiful display! The air smells of pumpkin soup and apple cider, we hear the sound of fewer lawn mowers and more leaves crunching underfoot.

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U.S. Rep. Angie Craig and U.S. Sen. Tina Smith on Monday were given a tour of Northfield businesses and in turn received feedback from local business owners and federal policies.