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Downtown Faribault Window Decorating Contest Winners Announced

Last Thursday, December 1, the Faribault Main Street organization hosted the 10th annual window decorating contest in downtown Faribault. It was a fun family friendly evening that the entire community was invited to enjoy. The ballots have been counted, and the winners of the decorating contest have officially been announced.

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Pet of the Week: Mariah

Each week I’ll share a picture and a little bit about a pet that is available for adoption and waiting to find a good home. If you’re thinking of adding a pet to your home, pet adoption can be a very rewarding way to do so. Check out this week’s Pet of the Week and then check back next week to see a new furry friend looking for a fur-ever home.

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Image: K Krage
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Music Monday December 5, 2016: Wham!

It's Music Monday! Each week, I share something I am currently listening to and think that you might also enjoy. It could be something I have just discovered, it could be something pulled from deep in the archives, or it could be a new release by an artist or band you are already familiar with. Throughout December, I will be sharing holiday tunes! Stop back each week to see what is being featured.

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Rochester Will Be Hopping With Beer Festival

Time to get hopped up! The buzz is building as December and the Rochester on Tap craft beer festival nears closer. If you are a beer enthusiasts and are over 21 years old, you won't want to miss this event on December 10 at the Mayo Civic Center.

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Wavebreakmedia Ltd / ThinkStock
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Give the Gift of Life this Holiday Season

With the holiday season here and schedules quickly filling with work, family, and friend obligations, blood donations can take a dip in the winter. Give the gift of life this holiday season by giving the gift of blood. Take a look at these upcoming donation opportunities in our area. 

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Buckham Center Hosts Hometown Holidays

The Buckham Center Hometown Holidays has become a community favorite, and is scheduled to take place Monday, December 5, with something for everyone! 

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Simple Recipes To Get You Through the Holidays

The holiday season is here, and free time is quickly filled with family, friend, work, and community obligations. There are so many people and things you want to see and do this year, and it can be difficult to find time for it all. If coming up with recipes for the office potluck or having friends over for a festive feast has you stressed, here are some simple recipes from Chef Blakely Trettenero She graduated from the Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts, and is the host of the Everyday Gourmet with Blakely as well as the Hungry for Travels website.

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Minnesota State School for the Deaf in Faribault, MN. Photo: Kelly Krage/ Townsquare Media
Minnesota State School for the Deaf in Faribault, MN. Photo: Kelly Krage/ Townsquare Media
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Video Tour of Noyes Hall and Frank Turk Auditorium

Faribault is blessed to be the home of some wonderful examples of architecture and design, and high among the list of notable places is the beautiful campus of the Minnesota State Academy for the Deaf. I recently came across this wonderful video tour of Noyes Hall and Frank Turk Auditorium on the MSAD campus.

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Tips to Avoid the Flu

It seems like this time of year everyone is walking around with tissues in hand and cough drops nearby. Getting sick is such an inconvenience, in addition to feeling less than your best, you might have to miss work, spend additional dollars on trips to the doctor and cold medications, and miss out on fun holiday gatherings. If you're determined not to be out of commission for any amount of time this winter, here are some tips for staying well. 

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8 Christmas Tree Farms within 25 Miles Of Faribault

I'm a firm believer in celebrating one holiday at a time and fully enjoying each season. That being said, now that Thanksgiving is in the rear view mirror, let the Christmas festivities begin! In addition to visiting Santa to verify he has me on the "Nice" list, taking a ride on a horse-drawn wagon, and trimming presents with ribbons and bows, setting up the Christmas tree is high on most people's holiday traditions list. If you're hoping to capture the pine scent and beauty of a real Christmas tree this holiday season, there are several options near Faribault! 

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