A man taken into police custody Monday after being sought by the state Department of Corrections has been charged with two counts of third-degree criminal sexual conduct.
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.
With winter fast approaching, Rice County Public Health is strongly encouraging residents who haven’t yet gotten the flu vaccine to make plans to do so.
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.
A draft report presented to the city’s Economic Development Authority shows there’s strong potential for reuse of one of the city’s most iconic structures.
Faribault school leaders see a seven-period day as a critical need at Faribault High School. From the perspective of local government officials, fulfilling that need would benefit the community as a whole.
Bishop Henry Whipple, the first Episcopal bishop of Minnesota, is known in Faribault as the founder of the Cathedral of Our Merciful Savior and a proponent of Shattuck-St. Mary’s School.
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.
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.
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 …
Local organizers hope the first year of a dedicated collaboration between faith groups and Rice County Habitat for Humanity will enable the construction of two fourplexes in Northfield within the next few years.
Faribault businesses had a little extra traffic Tuesday, with both Lincoln Elementary School fifth-graders and a group of the high school’s upperclassmen taking advantage of a crisp fall day to do some career exploration.
In less than a month, the Faribault School District will hold a special election in which the community will vote on two ballot questions for an operating levy.
Fourth-generation family farmer and businessman Ralph Kaehler, 58, is running for Congress to build a better Minnesota, he says, by fighting for the best interests of the people of Minnesota’s First Congressional District.
Jeremy Olson has a skill that has come in handy multiple times during his last few years as a school superintendent — bus driving.
With late fall chills — and a few flurries over the weekend — suddenly in the air, Faribault’s Public Works Department is gearing up for what could be an intense winter season.
Credit alarm and sprinkler systems with alerting firefighters and helping knock down a Sunday evening fire at Discovery Public School of Faribault.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Britta Peterson-Linde decorates her Faribault Middle School classroom with flags from around the world and traditional relics from foreign countries, creating an appropriate setting for her World Cultures class.
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…
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.
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A powerful winterlike storm moving through the Great Plains was closing schools and causing travel headaches in several states, authorities said Thursday.
The eastbound lane of the Hwy 60 west bridge over Hwy 52 at Zumbrota is closed while inspectors assess damage caused by a vehicle, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.
George Voracek never gave much thought to how long he’d drive bus for the Faribault School District. But after 50 years — 10 of them following his retirement, he said, “I still enjoy it.”
With a determined and energetic team of volunteers, Faribault’s Yellow Ribbon Committee continues to work throughout the community to help military families get the assistance they need.
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.
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.
OWATONNA — Justice McGuire didn’t always have the best relationship with her father. Sometimes they disagreed, sometimes they fought and sometimes they wouldn’t speak to each other, but they never let that come between them.
October isn’t about running away from ghosts and goblins at Divine Mercy Catholic School and Bethlehem Academy — it’s about running in support of private education.
A Third District Court judge has affirmed an arbitrator’s finding that Rice County was justified in demoting a deputy for comments he made while off duty.
Faribault’s City Council wants to reduce what it views as an excessively high number of building vacancies in the downtown business district. But so far, it’s not landed on a solution.
The Cannon River Agricultural Collaborative is a new and unique public-private-nonprofit collaborative that envisions prosperous farms, healthy soils, clean water, a thriving agricultural system and vibrant communities in the Cannon River watershed.
OWATONNA — Three people have been arrested after the remains of an Owatonna man missing since February were found last month following a tip that led West Virginia investigators to a shallow grave.
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.