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Posted on: October 21, 2020

Video series highlights all Faribault has to offer

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The City of Faribault is excited to release as part of its partnership with CGI Communications, Inc., a series of professionally produced videos highlighting everything Faribault has to offer to our residents, visitors and business owners.

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Posted on: September 27, 2021

Fire Department to host open house Oct. 9

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In conjunction with Fire Prevention Week, the Faribault Fire Department will hold an open house from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Oct. 9. 

The event, held at the Faribault Fire Department, located at 122 Second Street NW, will feature Sparky the Fire Dog ...

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Posted on: September 22, 2021

City hosts State officials as part of Climate Week

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The City of Faribault was proud to host on Tuesday, Sept. 21, a handful of state officials for a ‘It Takes a Community to Build Climate Resilience’ tour. 

Those in town included Commissioner Peter Tester, of the Minnesota Pollu...

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Posted on: July 22, 2021

Xcel provides update on gas/service replacement project downtown

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Find below a Sept. 27 update on the Xcel Energy gas main and service replacement project taking place in the downtown Faribault. 

Restoration efforts will increase beginning the week of 9/27.  There will be temporary alley and parking lot...

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Posted on: September 10, 2021

Council to consider raising franchise fees, drop special assessments

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The City of Faribault City Council is considering raising franchise fees starting in 2022 to generate revenue strictly for street improvement projects. By increasing franchise fees, the City will discontinue using special assessments for traditional pavem...

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Posted on: September 8, 2021

Watermains to be flushed Sept. 26-29

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Watermains in Faribault will be flushed the week of Sept. 26-29, 2021, on
four separate nights, weather dependent.

Watermains are routinely flushed to clean the distribution system. Residents are advised to avoid or limit water usage during the flushing p...

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Posted on: September 7, 2021

MN Main Street COVID Relief Grants open Sept. 20

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The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) will begin accepting applications for the Main Street COVID Relief Grants Program on September 20th. This program was approved by the Minnesota State Legislature and signed by Gov. Tim...

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Posted on: September 1, 2021

Straight River Apartments identifies management company

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Straight River Apartments, the new market-rate apartment building under construction at 601 1st Ave NE, has identified INH Properties as its property management company.  

The company doesn't have floor plans or rent schedules developed y...

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Posted on: August 31, 2021

City seeks creative proposals for former Lockerby property

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The City of Faribault is requesting proposals from qualified developers and/or development teams for the redevelopment of City-owned property located at 217 Mill Street. The entire site covers 8.83 acres on 9 parcels; however the primary redevelopment are...

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Posted on: September 8, 2021

State water assistance program begins Oct. 1

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 The Minnesota Department of Commerce's Energy Assistance Program (EAP) helps pay for home heating and water costs, and furnace repairs for income-qualified households.

EAP is federally funded through the U.S. Department of Health and Hum...

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