News Flash

Posted on: May 15, 2019

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Each year millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental illness. Since 1949, the month of May has been observed as Mental Health Month in the USA. The Rice County Local Advisory Council on Mental Health joins others across the country suc...

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Social Services
Posted on: May 14, 2019

Living Well with Chronic Conditions Classes Starting Soon in Faribault

Rice County Public Health and Cardinal Pointe of Faribault are teaming up to offer “Living Well with Chronic Conditions” for interested community members. This evidence-based six week program helps people with chronic conditions live h...

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Public Health
Posted on: May 9, 2019

Dementia Friends Informational Session May 22nd

Join a growing movement of people who are helping fellow community members living with dementia. A little support can make a big difference in their lives. It is easy and rewarding to be a Dementia Friend!

There are 17.2 million Alzheimer’s cases...

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Public Health
Posted on: May 8, 2019

Termination of Spring Load Restrictions-Termination on Paved Roads

Spring Load Restrictions on paved Rice County State Aid Highways and County roadways are hereby terminated effective Friday, May 10, 2019.

Aggregate surfaced (gravel) Rice County State Aid Highways and County roadways remain restricted to 5 ton/axle weight...

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Highway
Posted on: May 7, 2019

Blazing Trails through the Jungle of Food Regulations

Get help selling food and navigating food regulations in Minnesota at this half-day workshop on May 23rd in Faribault, coordinated by Rice County Public Health – Statewide Health Improvement Partnership (SHIP). The goal of “Blazing Tra...

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Public Health
Posted on: May 2, 2019

No Wake Restrictions Lifted on All Rice County Waterways

Rice County is lifting the no wake restrictions on all Rice County Waterways.  We thank everyone for their patience.  Please remember to wear your PFD’s when boating and be cautious to debris in and around our lakes, rivers and...

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Sheriff
Posted on: April 26, 2019

Social Services Reception Desk Mover to Upper Level of Rice County Government Center

Due to the renovation of the Rice County Government Services Building, effective immediately, the Social Services Department Reception Desk has been moved to the upper level of the Rice County Government Services Building. All customers and vendors having...

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Social Services
Posted on: April 22, 2019

2019 Road Construction Season

The Rice County Highway Department’s construction season will soon begin.  This year’s projects include the following:

CSAH No. 1 (110th St E) – Complete the reconstruction of 1.6 miles between MN TH No. 3 and MN TH N...

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Highway
Posted on: April 17, 2019

Notice of Rice County Passport Hours

In our Faribault location we will not be processing any passport applications on Monday April 29, 2019.

In our Northfield Location we will not be processing passport applications on May14, 2019 and May 28, 2019.

We encourage customers to call before coming ...

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Recorder
Posted on: April 8, 2019

Court of Appeals Reverse Distracted Driver’s Stayed Sentence for Chad Gibson

Court of Appeals Reverse Distracted Driver’s Stayed Sentence

The Minnesota Court of Appeals today reversed a Rice County District Court Judge’s decision to not send Chad Michael Gibson to prison for the death he caused in August 2016.

Gi...

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Attorney
Posted on: March 20, 2019

Local Boards of Appeal & Equalization and Alternative Meetings 2019

Property owners recently received a Notice of Valuation and Classification for Taxes Payable for 2020.  This form is to notify you of the market value and classification of your property for assessment year 2019.  The property taxes that...

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Assessor
Posted on: March 12, 2019

Spring Load Restrictions

Notice of Rice County Spring Load Restrictions

Spring Load Restrictions on Rice County State Aid Highways and County roadways will go in to effect at 12:01 a.m., Friday, March 15, 2019.

The Minnesota Department of Transportation has issued a notice that Spr...

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Highway
Posted on: April 5, 2018

Life-saving Services will Reach More People Throughout Minnesota

Minnesotans across the state can now access suicide prevention and mental health crisis texting services 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

As of April 1, 2018, people who text MN to 741741 will be connected with a trained counselor who will help defuse th...

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Social Services