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Posted on: May 25, 2023

City seeks buyer for two parcels at First St. and First Ave. NW

City Property for Sale - First and First


PARCEL 1: PID, 21 1st Street NW, 60’ x 100’ +/-

PARCEL 2: PID, XX 1st Street NW, 105’ x 100’ +/-

PRIME LOCATION: Within one block of Central Avenue (the heart o...

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Posted on: May 18, 2023

City awarded certificate for excellence in financial reporting

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The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) has awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting to City of Faribault for its annual comprehensive financial report for the fiscal year ende...

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Posted on: May 18, 2023

Follow along as the Task Force looks into a new Community Center

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The City of Faribault has retained HGA to begin looking into site selection, facility amenities, concept design, community engagement, market analysis and an operational plan. Follow the process here.

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Posted on: May 15, 2023

Buckham Memorial Library is KultureCity® Sensory Inclusive Certified

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Buckham Memorial Library has partnered with KultureCity®  to make the library and all its programs and events Sensory InclusiveTM. This new initiative will promote an accommodating and positive experience for all patrons with a sensory issue, no ...

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Posted on: May 10, 2023

State program helps homeowners on past-due housing expenses

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HomeHelpMN helps eligible homeowners who have fallen behind on housing-related expenses due to the pandemic with up to $50,000 in financial assistance. Homeowners should apply as soon as they become past due.   

HomeHelpMN may be able to ...

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Posted on: May 4, 2023

Capital Improvement Projects underway in Faribault

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Each year, the Faribault City Council approves a five-year Capital Improvement Plan that acts as a framework for City projects. Find below a number of projects identified to be completed in 2023. Additionally, see a handful of privately funded projects th...

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Posted on: April 8, 2023

Faribault Compost Site open for the season

debris compost

The Faribault Compost Site is scheduled to open for the season at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 19.

The City of Faribault maintains a compost site at 214 NE 14th Street, behind the Wastewater Treatment Plant. Check signs for designated dumping areas. Weather ...

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Posted on: April 14, 2023

Deadline approaching for Xcel's energy bill assistance programs

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Xcel Energy wants to remind customers that payment assistance programs - which may be able to help with your energy bills - remain available, and the deadline to apply is coming soon. 

Thousands of families and households have benefitted from home...

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Posted on: April 4, 2023

Bird e-scooters return to Faribault

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With warmer temperatures returning to Faribault, so too will the Bird e-scooters.

Faribault and Bird, a leader in environmentally friendly electric transportation, initially teamed up in 2022 to bring shared e-scooters to the city. The eco-friendly transpo...

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Posted on: April 6, 2023

Join us for Concerts in the Park this summer at 7:00 p.m.

Concerts in the Park

June 15 - Power of 10

Power of 10 is a 10 piece band specializing in current and classic songs. Their vocalists cover ranges of Beyonce and Lizzo to Van Morrison and Prince. The rhythm section lays down R&B grooves from Stevie Wonder and Michael Jackso...

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