Two suspected cases of the deadly illness coronavirus have been reported in Minnesota, sparking fears that a now-global epidemic which started in China could be close to hitting home.
Six community members have submitted applications to fill the Faribault School Board position left vacant following former Chair John Currie’s resignation.
A persistent shortage in special education funding from state and federal governments has left Faribault and Northfield school districts no choice but to make budget cuts.
Gov. Tim Walz and the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development announced a total of more than $23 million of state assistance to help local utilities expand broadband access.
State Sen. John Jasinski is stepping into the hockey jersey hub bub, asking the Minnesota State High School League to let the Waseca Bluejays hockey teams wear jerseys honoring a city police officer gravely wounded in the line of duty.
A Faribault-based developer has asked the city’s Planning Commission to alter the landscaping plan that he promised to adhere to in a 2014 agreement with the city.
Hiawathaland Transit is adding a Saturday Dial a Ride service after a survey of the transit system’s users found a significant need in the community.
Students preparing for high school graduation know there’s a world of career possibilities outside their school, but starting next fall, Faribault Public Schools students can already start exploring the possibilities through paid apprenticeships.
Nine southeast Minnesota counties are working with the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Emergency Communication Networks division to learn the cause behind a disruption to the state’s 911 system.
After a tense discussion, a majority of Faribault’s City Council appears ready to back the construction of a manufactured home community at a site formerly used by Faribault Foods.
Laura O’Connor never considered herself a runner or an athlete of any kind, but this past year marked a major transformation that has her eager to inspire others to keep going.
Seeking to protect the health of rural residents, the Minnesota Department of Agriculture has applied new rules designed to reduce the amount of a dangerous chemical in the water supply.
Faribault DECA qualified 36 students for the State Development Conference at the District 1 competition Jan. 10 in Owatonna. Faribault DECA students won 22 medals and placed first in five categories.
The second Saturday of the month is an important day for Food From the Heart volunteers and around 145 individuals and families. It has been since February 2011, when Triumphant Life Church’s former Pastor Ron Mixer agreed to let volunteers use the church facility as a food distribution site.
The city of Faribault has received a grant from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development as it seeks to clean up a contaminated site that the city has long eyed for development.
WASECA — As one of many showings of support for wounded Waseca Police Department Officer Arik Matson, local auctioneer Ray Rew is teaming up with the Sweet-Sommers VFW Post 1642 to host a live and silent auction March 14, for which he is now seeking donations.
One-hundred fifty years ago, seven women attending Iowa Wesleyan College in Mount Pleasant, Iowa, formed a sisterhood that has grown to include about 250,000 members worldwide.
With abundant snow and harsh cold, Faribault might still be plumbing the depths of winter, but another Flannel Formal is just around the corner and sure to warm hearts.
Prosecutors say they plan to ask the Minnesota Supreme Court to overturn a ruling affirming a lower court’s decision to throw out the confession a Faribault woman suspected of the stabbing death of her boyfriend.
Cell phones throughout southern Minnesota were sent an emergency alert late Sunday night. While these alerts in the past have been used to notify the community of missing children and escaped inmates, this weekend it was used to warn residents who may experience an emergency.
It wasn’t just yesterday, but it wasn’t terribly long ago either that Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his “I Have a Dream” speech in defense of equal rights.
WASECA — The Waseca police officer wounded while responding to a Jan. 6 call is taking steps toward recovery, according to updates posted by family members on the website CaringBridge.
Ruth’s House of Hope holds its biggest and most beloved fundraiser in a matter of weeks. But you’ll need to act fast if you want to get a ticket.
With a key deadline fast approaching, officials say that millions of Minnesotans who may need a REAL ID for work or leisure should consider applying soon.
Whether you want to celebrate at an event or by revisiting some of his famous speeches, there are plenty of ways to honor Martin Luther King, Jr. on his namesake holiday. Here’s a rundown:
As he prepares retirement at the end of next month, Judge John Cajacob has left a significant impact on almost everyone involved in Rice County’s legal system over his decade on the bench and more than 30 years as a private practice attorney.
Secretary of State Steve Simon is reminding Minnesotans about the beginning of absentee voting for the March 3 Presidential Nomination Primary. The primary will help determine both the Democratic and Republican party candidates for the November general election.
A story about Cinderella wanting to go to the ball might sound like a typical fairy tale, but not when her fairy godmother doesn’t quite know what she’s doing.
Minnesota’s Sentencing Guidelines Commission sparked controversy last week, garnering praise from local defense attorneys and some criticism from the Rice County Attorney as it moved ahead with plans to add a five year cap on probation to the state’s sentencing guidelines.
Although Faribault’s City Council moved ahead last fall with minor changes to its residential rental licensing ordinance, the American Civil Liberties Union is pushing forward with its lawsuit, saying the law continues to have racially biased effects.
MnDOT snowplows will be out on southeast Minnesota state highways Friday through the weekend when snow is forecasted for the region, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.
When guests musicians perform at Minnesota State Academy for the Blind, it’s not a time to sit back and listen, but a chance to lean forward and participate in the action.
Local public safety officials are strongly encouraging Rice County residents to sign up for the Everbridge emergency alert system, saying that it provides a unique resource to help a person keep them and their family safe.
After long shifts on her feet helping patients and putting out metaphorical fires as a nurse, Stephanie Guzman of Owatonna finds serenity not in long hot baths or extended naps, but by chasing down her new passion.
Gov. Tim Walz has proposed a bonding bill of just over $2 billion, in hopes of addressing what he says are a significant backlog of projects throughout the state.
The Faribault Diversity Coalition is teaming up with the city’s public school district and The Virtues Project-Faribault to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. day on Monday with the sixth annual MLK Breakfast.
Approximately one in 285 children in the United State will be diagnosed with cancer before reaching age 20, according to the American Childhood Cancer Organization.
FREEBORN, Minn. — A snowy afternoon in the southern Minnesota city of Freeborn was eerily quiet last week, the only sound breaking through the softness of winter was a man driving a tractor with a snow plow attached, rolling down Main Street.
Two Republican women joined the race for the 2nd District congressional seat held by Democratic U.S. Rep. Angie Craig on Thursday, a 24-year veteran of the U.S. Air Force and a former state representative.