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A recent decision from the Minnesota Department of Corrections leaves the main Rice County Jail at risk of becoming a 90-day facility. The department argues that the change is necessary because of the dearth of recreational facilities and programming at the jail.

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In 2018, criminal forfeitures across Minnesota reached their highest level yet under the new, more stringent reporting guidelines required which have been in place since 2010. Across Minnesota, law enforcement agencies completed 8,091 forfeitures in 2018, an increase of 239 from 2017.

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A wealth of anecdotal and research data shows that children who spend more time outdoors playing, exploring, and hanging out with friends tend to be happier and healthier than youth who spend most of their time in front of electronic screens.

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Almost a year after tornadoes ripped apart Roberds Lake homes, uprooted trees and hurled just about anything that wasn't nailed down into the water, county officials are starting the cleanup process.

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Representatives from the St. Paul-based Mexican Consulate gave local immigrants an overview of their rights Wednesday, and advised them of the steps they should take in case they’re taken into custody by federal officials.

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The city of Faribault held its first Ride and Drive event, giving the public a taste of a future filled with electric vehicles. Faribault’s own Harry Brown’s Family Automotive joined Walser Burnsville Nissan, White Bear Lake Mitsubishi and Tesla in providing electric cars for test drives.

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Hy-Vee, Inc. is investigating what it's calling "a data incident involving its payment processing systems" at some of its fuel pumps, drive-thru coffee shops and restaurants.

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The Faribault City Council has approved plans to put up a state-of-the-art electronic billboard along Interstate 35 and tear down the old public works building in anticipation of the construction of a new apartment complex.

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On May 1, 2019 HealthFinders Collaborative closed on the purchase of the former I & S Engineers & Architects building at 1415 Town Square Lane in Faribault. The purchase will facilitate a major expansion of HealthFinders services for residents of Rice County

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Federal prosecutors agreed Friday not to prosecute a Bloomington man for two area bank robberies and illegally purchasing five guns in exchange for an admission of guilt in a January robbery at Northfield’s Premier Bank.

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If you live on the streets around Blue Bird Park or River Bend Nature Center in Faribault, you might have noticed that your storm drains now have a stenciled message on them.

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Faribault Police are warning residents to be on the lookout for mail scams after a Faribault senior citizen received a fraudulent invoice claiming to be from Capital One.

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For years, the Friends of the Buckham Memorial Library have envisioned creative ways to use currently bare space in front of the old portion of the library.

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Every chair in Buckham West’s large meeting room was taken, leaving a few latecomers to mill around the exits as one speaker after another pointed to flaws in a proposed car club planned for 466 acres just off the interstate and a review of environmental impacts the completed development mig…

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At all levels, law enforcement agencies of all types are increasingly using drones to conduct their work. Outside of established protections established in the Bill of Rights and freedom of information laws like Minnesota’s Data Privacy Act, few restrictions currently exist on the use of dro…

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Two people briefly submerged Tuesday on the Cannon River south of Dundas were rescued by first responders after swimming to shore.

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Minnesota lawmakers wants to mitigate serious and complicated issue involving maltreatment of elders and vulnerable adults in long-term care facilities, and a turning point began in May when the Legislature passed the Elder Care and Vulnerable Adult Protection Act of 2019.

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This week the Faribault Police Department is looking for Javantea Bolden, 28. He is wanted for failing to appear on charges of domestic assault and second-degree assault. Bolden is 5’9” tall, weighs 195 pounds, has brown eyes and black hair.