News Flash

Posted on: March 5, 2021

2021 RICE COUNTY COVID-19 Business Relief Payments Application

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The Rice County COVID-19 Business Relief Grant Program is closed to applications at this time. We are continuing to review applications received to date and you will be notified as to the status of your application by March 31, 2021.

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Economic Development
Posted on: March 1, 2021

Notice of Rice County Spring Load Restrictions

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Spring Load Restrictions on Rice County State Aid Highways and County roadways will go in to effect at 12:01 a.m., Thursday, March 4, 2021.

The Minnesota Department of Transportation has issued a notice that Spring Load Restrictions on the state highway sy...

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Highway
Posted on: February 25, 2021

Notice of Meeting Joint Ditch #6 Board of Commissioners Steele/Rice County

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NOTICE OF MEETING

JOINT DITCH #6 BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

STEELE/RICE COUNTY

 

Notice is hereby given that a meeting of the Joint Ditch #6 Board of Commissioners of Steele/Rice County will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday the 15th day of March 2021 at t...

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Finance
Posted on: February 11, 2021

Passport Services

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The Recorder’s Office will begin accepting passport applications by Appointment only beginning March 1st, 2021, Monday – Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  

 

In accordance with Minnesota Governor’s Executive Orders and CDC best...

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Recorder
Posted on: February 2, 2021

Rice County Community Health Survey has been mailed. Please participate!

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The 2021 Rice County Community Health Survey is a joint effort between Rice County Public Health, Allina Health District One Hospital, HealthFinders Collaborative, Mayo Clinic Health System and Northfield Hospital & Clinics.  

Over 1,000 rando...

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Public Health
Posted on: January 21, 2021

January is National Radon Action Month

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About 2 in 5 homes have dangerous levels of radon; every home should be tested  

Radon is the leading environmental cause of cancer deaths in the United States and the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers. More than 21,000 lung ...

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Public Health
Posted on: January 17, 2021

Update – COVID Vaccinations Rice County

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Rice County Public Health continues to work with the Minnesota Department of Health and local hospital and pharmacy partners to complete vaccination for those in the first phase (Phase 1a) of the state’s vaccine prioritization.

Vaccinations for most indivi...

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Public Health
Posted on: January 5, 2021

2021 Official Publication for Transportation Projects

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2021 Official Publication for Transportation Projects

 Rice County has designated its website, www.co.rice.mn.us, as the 2021 Official Publication for public notices required for transportation projects.

 CONTACTS:

Dennis Luebbe, Rice Count...

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Highway
Posted on: November 25, 2020

Important Notice

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Effective, Monday, November 30, 2020, the Rice County Courthouse is closed until further notice due to the recent surge of new cases of COVID-19 and increasing concerns for public health. 

 We encourage you to call or email Rice County Co...

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Court Administration
Posted on: November 25, 2020

Rice County Courthouse Closed

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Effective Monday, November 30th, 2020, the Rice County Courthouse is closed due to recent surge of new cases of COVID-19 and increasing concerns for public health.  

 

Chief Justice Lorie S. Gildea issued an Order Governing the Continuing ...

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Attorney
Posted on: November 25, 2020

Rice County Courthouse Closed

Closed

Effective Monday, November 30th, 2020, the Rice County Courthouse is closed due to recent surge of new cases of COVID-19 and increasing concerns for public health.  

 

Chief Justice Lorie S. Gildea issued an Order Governing the Continuing ...

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Sheriff
Posted on: November 16, 2020

Rice County Sheriff’s Office Civil (public) finger printing hours

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  Rice County Sheriff’s Office (public) Finger Printing hours are Tuesdays from 2:00pm-4:00pm and Thursdays from 9:00am-11:00am. The amount is $25.00 * CASH ONLY*     We will not provide change. 

 At this time w...

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Sheriff
Posted on: October 6, 2020

COVID 19 K-12 Distance Learning Support Grant (DLSG)

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COVID-19 K-12 Distance Learning Support Grant (DLSG)

The Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs has implemented a Distance Learning Support Grant in the amount of $3,000.   The purpose of the grant is to mitigate the negative financial impact a ...

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Veterans' Services
Posted on: October 2, 2020

Free COVID-19 TESTING EVENT IN NORTHFIELD OCTOBER 6 – 8

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Testing is free and open to all, with or without symptoms

 

The Minnesota Department of Health is partnering with local public health officials to give people a chance to get a COVID-19 test if they would like to get tested. Over the next several w...

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Public Health
Posted on: July 2, 2020

Celebrate Independence Day Safely!

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As of July 2nd, Rice County has had 827 lab confirmed cases of COVID-19 and we continue to see widespread community transmission.

Celebrating Independence Day this year will need to be different due to the pandemic. Please celebrate in a safe manner in ord...

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Public Health
Posted on: May 22, 2020

WEEKEND COVID-19 TESTING BY NATIONAL GUARD AT FARIBAULT ARMORY

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WEEKEND COVID-19 TESTING BY NATIONAL GUARD AT FARIBAULT ARMORY

Rice County Public Health has received notification from the Minnesota Department of Health that the Governor’s Office has directed Statewide COVID-19 testing events be held at various Minnesot...

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Public Health
Posted on: May 20, 2020

COVID-19 Case Update

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As of today, Rice County has had 295 lab confirmed cases of COVID-19, ranging in age from 5 months of age through 89 years of age, with a median age of 35.2   Eleven of those 295 lab confirmed cases, ranging in age from 31 years old to 80 years o...

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Public Health
Posted on: May 11, 2020

Second COVID-19 Death in Rice County

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PRESS RELEASE

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May 11, 2020

 

Second COVID-19 Death in Rice County 

Rice County Public Health received confirmation from the Minnesota Department of Health of the second death of a Rice County resident due...

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Public Health
Posted on: May 7, 2020

Increase in Rice County COVID-19 Cases

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Increase in Rice County COVID-19 Cases 

Rice County has seen a steady rise in COVID - 19 cases with the total case count as of today at 53; and increase of 17 cases from the day prior. The age range of Rice County lab confirmed cases is 12 years t...

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Public Health
Posted on: April 29, 2020

Use of Cloth Face Coverings to Slow the Spread of COVID-19

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Rice County Public Health is encouraging residents to follow the CDC recommendation to wear cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain. The use of cloth face coverings may help slow the spread ...

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Public Health
Posted on: April 27, 2020

Rice County COVID-19 Helpline Number

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Rice County Public Health has opened a COVID-19 helpline today, to answer COVID-19 related questions and to help connect residents to local resources during the pandemic.

The Rice County COVID-19 Helpline number is 507.384. 6459. It is open Monday through ...

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Public Health
Posted on: April 24, 2020

Safe Return to Work Guidance

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On April 23rd, Governor Walz signed Executive Order 20-40 allowing workers in some sectors, including industrial, manufacturing, and office-based businesses to return to safe workplaces, subject to conditions beginning April 27th.

Businesses must establish...

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Public Health