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Posted on: January 21, 2021

January is National Radon Action Month

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 21, 2021

January is National Radon Action Month

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 21, 2021

January is National Radon Action Month

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 21, 2021

January is National Radon Action Month

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 20, 2021

LAND NOTIFICATION

The Rice County Recorder’s office has implemented a new website called Land Notification, a website that allows residents the ability to monitor their personal name or business name for real estate activity.  You can create one or more ...

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Recorder
Posted on: January 20, 2021

LAND NOTIFICATION

The Rice County Recorder’s office has implemented a new website called Land Notification, a website that allows residents the ability to monitor their personal name or business name for real estate activity.  You can create one or more ...

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Recorder
Posted on: January 20, 2021

LAND NOTIFICATION

The Rice County Recorder’s office has implemented a new website called Land Notification, a website that allows residents the ability to monitor their personal name or business name for real estate activity.  You can create one or more ...

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Recorder
Posted on: January 20, 2021

LAND NOTIFICATION

The Rice County Recorder’s office has implemented a new website called Land Notification, a website that allows residents the ability to monitor their personal name or business name for real estate activity.  You can create one or more ...

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Recorder
Posted on: January 19, 2021

New Toll Free Number

Rice County has added a new toll free number that people can use when needing to contact Rice County offices.  

 

1-888-200-4807

 

Other local numbers continue to remain in effect at this time. 

 

CONTACTS:

Sara Folst...

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Administration
Posted on: January 17, 2021

Update – COVID Vaccinations Rice County

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 m...

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Public Health
Posted on: January 17, 2021

Update – COVID Vaccinations Rice County

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 m...

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Public Health
Posted on: January 17, 2021

Update – COVID Vaccinations Rice County

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 m...

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Public Health
Posted on: January 17, 2021

Update – COVID Vaccinations Rice County

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 m...

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Public Health
Posted on: January 15, 2021

2021 RICE COUNTY COVID-19 Business Relief Payments Application

2021 RICE COUNTY COVID-19 Business Relief Payments Application

Rice County has received funds through the State of Minnesota for the purpose of providing business relief grants to businesses and nonprofit organizations negatively affected by COVID-19 relat...

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Click Here for the application Economic Development
Posted on: January 15, 2021

2021 RICE COUNTY COVID-19 Business Relief Payments Application

2021 RICE COUNTY COVID-19 Business Relief Payments Application

Rice County has received funds through the State of Minnesota for the purpose of providing business relief grants to businesses and nonprofit organizations negatively affected by COVID-19 relat...

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Click Here for the application Economic Development
Posted on: January 15, 2021

2021 RICE COUNTY COVID-19 Business Relief Payments Application

2021 RICE COUNTY COVID-19 Business Relief Payments Application

Rice County has received funds through the State of Minnesota for the purpose of providing business relief grants to businesses and nonprofit organizations negatively affected by COVID-19 relat...

Read on...

Click Here for the application Economic Development
Posted on: January 15, 2021

2021 RICE COUNTY COVID-19 Business Relief Payments Application

2021 RICE COUNTY COVID-19 Business Relief Payments Application

Rice County has received funds through the State of Minnesota for the purpose of providing business relief grants to businesses and nonprofit organizations negatively affected by COVID-19 relat...

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Click Here for the application Economic Development
Posted on: January 5, 2021

2021 Official Publication for Transportation Projects

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: January 5, 2021

2021 Official Publication for Transportation Projects

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: January 5, 2021

2021 Official Publication for Transportation Projects

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: January 5, 2021

2021 Official Publication for Transportation Projects

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: December 31, 2020

Fire Chief Dienst and Sheriff Dunn Among the First to Receive COVID-19 Vaccine in Rice County

Faribault Fire Chief Dusty Dienst, Rice County Sheriff Troy Dunn, and forty-eight others were part of the first group of individuals vaccinated by Rice County Public Health with COVID-19 vaccine on Wednesday, December 30th

“We are exci...

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Public Health
Posted on: December 31, 2020

Fire Chief Dienst and Sheriff Dunn Among the First to Receive COVID-19 Vaccine in Rice County

Faribault Fire Chief Dusty Dienst, Rice County Sheriff Troy Dunn, and forty-eight others were part of the first group of individuals vaccinated by Rice County Public Health with COVID-19 vaccine on Wednesday, December 30th

“We are exci...

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Public Health
Posted on: December 31, 2020

Fire Chief Dienst and Sheriff Dunn Among the First to Receive COVID-19 Vaccine in Rice County

Faribault Fire Chief Dusty Dienst, Rice County Sheriff Troy Dunn, and forty-eight others were part of the first group of individuals vaccinated by Rice County Public Health with COVID-19 vaccine on Wednesday, December 30th

“We are exci...

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Public Health
Posted on: December 31, 2020

Fire Chief Dienst and Sheriff Dunn Among the First to Receive COVID-19 Vaccine in Rice County

Faribault Fire Chief Dusty Dienst, Rice County Sheriff Troy Dunn, and forty-eight others were part of the first group of individuals vaccinated by Rice County Public Health with COVID-19 vaccine on Wednesday, December 30th

“We are exci...

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Public Health
Posted on: December 23, 2020

Reichert Scholarship

December 23, 2020Rice County Sheriff Troy Dunn presented Bailey Reichert a $600 Scholarship from the MN Sheriff's Association (MSA). Bailey is currently a junior at UW - Eau Claire and is the son of Robert and Penny Reichert of Faribault.The MSA ...

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Sheriff
Posted on: December 23, 2020

Reichert Scholarship

December 23, 2020Rice County Sheriff Troy Dunn presented Bailey Reichert a $600 Scholarship from the MN Sheriff's Association (MSA). Bailey is currently a junior at UW - Eau Claire and is the son of Robert and Penny Reichert of Faribault.The MSA ...

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Sheriff
Posted on: December 23, 2020

Reichert Scholarship

December 23, 2020Rice County Sheriff Troy Dunn presented Bailey Reichert a $600 Scholarship from the MN Sheriff's Association (MSA). Bailey is currently a junior at UW - Eau Claire and is the son of Robert and Penny Reichert of Faribault.The MSA ...

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Sheriff
Posted on: December 23, 2020

Reichert Scholarship

December 23, 2020Rice County Sheriff Troy Dunn presented Bailey Reichert a $600 Scholarship from the MN Sheriff's Association (MSA). Bailey is currently a junior at UW - Eau Claire and is the son of Robert and Penny Reichert of Faribault.The MSA ...

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Sheriff
Posted on: December 23, 2020

Reichert Scholarship

December 23, 2020Rice County Sheriff Troy Dunn presented Bailey Reichert a $600 Scholarship from the MN Sheriff's Association (MSA). Bailey is currently a junior at UW - Eau Claire and is the son of Robert and Penny Reichert of Faribault.The MSA ...

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Sheriff
Posted on: December 23, 2020

Reichert Scholarship

December 23, 2020Rice County Sheriff Troy Dunn presented Bailey Reichert a $600 Scholarship from the MN Sheriff's Association (MSA). Bailey is currently a junior at UW - Eau Claire and is the son of Robert and Penny Reichert of Faribault.The MSA ...

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Sheriff
Posted on: December 23, 2020

Reichert Scholarship

December 23, 2020Rice County Sheriff Troy Dunn presented Bailey Reichert a $600 Scholarship from the MN Sheriff's Association (MSA). Bailey is currently a junior at UW - Eau Claire and is the son of Robert and Penny Reichert of Faribault.The MSA ...

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Sheriff
Posted on: December 23, 2020

Reichert Scholarship

December 23, 2020Rice County Sheriff Troy Dunn presented Bailey Reichert a $600 Scholarship from the MN Sheriff's Association (MSA). Bailey is currently a junior at UW - Eau Claire and is the son of Robert and Penny Reichert of Faribault.The MSA ...

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Sheriff
Posted on: November 25, 2020

Important Notice

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

Important Notice

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

Important Notice

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

Important Notice

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 C.A.R.E.S. SMALL BUSINESS GRANT

The Rice County CARES Small Business Grant offers emergency relief to small businesses facing serious financial loss due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The grants will be considered on a first come, first serve basis; and the maximum grant amount pos...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 25, 2020

RICE COUNTY C.A.R.E.S. SMALL BUSINESS GRANT

The Rice County CARES Small Business Grant offers emergency relief to small businesses facing serious financial loss due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The grants will be considered on a first come, first serve basis; and the maximum grant amount pos...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 25, 2020

RICE COUNTY C.A.R.E.S. SMALL BUSINESS GRANT

The Rice County CARES Small Business Grant offers emergency relief to small businesses facing serious financial loss due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The grants will be considered on a first come, first serve basis; and the maximum grant amount pos...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 25, 2020

RICE COUNTY C.A.R.E.S. SMALL BUSINESS GRANT

The Rice County CARES Small Business Grant offers emergency relief to small businesses facing serious financial loss due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The grants will be considered on a first come, first serve basis; and the maximum grant amount pos...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 25, 2020

Rice County Courthouse 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 25, 2020

Rice County Courthouse 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 25, 2020

Rice County Courthouse 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 25, 2020

Rice County Courthouse 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 25, 2020

Rice County Courthouse 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 25, 2020

Rice County Courthouse 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 25, 2020

Rice County Courthouse 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 25, 2020

Rice County Courthouse 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 will discontinue doing civil (public) finger printing on November 25, 2

With the rise in the number of local COVID-19 cases, the Rice County Sheriff’s Office will discontinue doing civil (public) finger printing on November 25, 2020.

We will continue to monitor the number of COVID-19 cases in Rice County and determin...

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Sheriff
Posted on: November 16, 2020

Rice County Sheriff’s Office will discontinue doing civil (public) finger printing on November 25, 2

With the rise in the number of local COVID-19 cases, the Rice County Sheriff’s Office will discontinue doing civil (public) finger printing on November 25, 2020.

We will continue to monitor the number of COVID-19 cases in Rice County and determin...

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Sheriff
Posted on: November 16, 2020

Rice County Sheriff’s Office will discontinue doing civil (public) finger printing on November 25, 2

With the rise in the number of local COVID-19 cases, the Rice County Sheriff’s Office will discontinue doing civil (public) finger printing on November 25, 2020.

We will continue to monitor the number of COVID-19 cases in Rice County and determin...

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Sheriff
Posted on: November 16, 2020

Rice County Sheriff’s Office will discontinue doing civil (public) finger printing on November 25, 2

With the rise in the number of local COVID-19 cases, the Rice County Sheriff’s Office will discontinue doing civil (public) finger printing on November 25, 2020.

We will continue to monitor the number of COVID-19 cases in Rice County and determin...

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Sheriff
Posted on: November 16, 2020

Rice County Sheriff’s Office will discontinue doing civil (public) finger printing on November 25, 2

With the rise in the number of local COVID-19 cases, the Rice County Sheriff’s Office will discontinue doing civil (public) finger printing on November 25, 2020.

We will continue to monitor the number of COVID-19 cases in Rice County and determin...

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Sheriff
Posted on: November 16, 2020

Rice County Sheriff’s Office will discontinue doing civil (public) finger printing on November 25, 2

With the rise in the number of local COVID-19 cases, the Rice County Sheriff’s Office will discontinue doing civil (public) finger printing on November 25, 2020.

We will continue to monitor the number of COVID-19 cases in Rice County and determin...

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Sheriff
Posted on: November 16, 2020

Rice County Sheriff’s Office will discontinue doing civil (public) finger printing on November 25, 2

With the rise in the number of local COVID-19 cases, the Rice County Sheriff’s Office will discontinue doing civil (public) finger printing on November 25, 2020.

We will continue to monitor the number of COVID-19 cases in Rice County and determin...

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Sheriff
Posted on: November 16, 2020

Rice County Sheriff’s Office will discontinue doing civil (public) finger printing on November 25, 2

With the rise in the number of local COVID-19 cases, the Rice County Sheriff’s Office will discontinue doing civil (public) finger printing on November 25, 2020.

We will continue to monitor the number of COVID-19 cases in Rice County and determin...

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Sheriff
Posted on: October 6, 2020

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

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 6, 2020

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

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 6, 2020

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

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 6, 2020

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

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

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: October 2, 2020

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

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: October 2, 2020

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

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: October 2, 2020

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

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!

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: July 2, 2020

Celebrate Independence Day Safely!

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: July 2, 2020

Celebrate Independence Day Safely!

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: July 2, 2020

Celebrate Independence Day Safely!

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

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 variou...

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Public Health
Posted on: May 22, 2020

WEEKEND COVID-19 TESTING BY NATIONAL GUARD AT FARIBAULT ARMORY

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 variou...

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Public Health
Posted on: May 22, 2020

WEEKEND COVID-19 TESTING BY NATIONAL GUARD AT FARIBAULT ARMORY

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 variou...

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Public Health
Posted on: May 22, 2020

WEEKEND COVID-19 TESTING BY NATIONAL GUARD AT FARIBAULT ARMORY

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 variou...

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Public Health
Posted on: May 20, 2020

COVID-19 Case Update

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 20, 2020

COVID-19 Case Update

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 20, 2020

COVID-19 Case Update

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 20, 2020

COVID-19 Case Update

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

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 11, 2020

Second COVID-19 Death in Rice County

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 11, 2020

Second COVID-19 Death in Rice County

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 11, 2020

Second COVID-19 Death in Rice County

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

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: May 7, 2020

Increase in Rice County COVID-19 Cases

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: May 7, 2020

Increase in Rice County COVID-19 Cases

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: May 7, 2020

Increase in Rice County COVID-19 Cases

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

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 29, 2020

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

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 29, 2020

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

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 29, 2020

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

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

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 27, 2020

Rice County COVID-19 Helpline Number

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 27, 2020

Rice County COVID-19 Helpline Number

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 27, 2020

Rice County COVID-19 Helpline Number

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

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
Posted on: April 24, 2020

Safe Return to Work Guidance

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
Posted on: April 24, 2020

Safe Return to Work Guidance

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...

Read on...

Public Health
Posted on: April 24, 2020

Safe Return to Work Guidance

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...

Read on...

Public Health
Posted on: March 19, 2020

Construction access to Highway Department

Public access to the Rice County Highway Department, Faribault facility at 610 20th Street NW will be moved to accommodate reconstruction and expansion of the facility.

Beginning Wednesday, March 25th, 2020, public access will be re-located to the east sid...

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Highway
Posted on: March 19, 2020

Construction access to Highway Department

Public access to the Rice County Highway Department, Faribault facility at 610 20th Street NW will be moved to accommodate reconstruction and expansion of the facility.

Beginning Wednesday, March 25th, 2020, public access will be re-located to the east sid...

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Highway
Posted on: March 19, 2020

Construction access to Highway Department

Public access to the Rice County Highway Department, Faribault facility at 610 20th Street NW will be moved to accommodate reconstruction and expansion of the facility.

Beginning Wednesday, March 25th, 2020, public access will be re-located to the east sid...

Read on...

Highway
Posted on: March 19, 2020

Construction access to Highway Department

Public access to the Rice County Highway Department, Faribault facility at 610 20th Street NW will be moved to accommodate reconstruction and expansion of the facility.

Beginning Wednesday, March 25th, 2020, public access will be re-located to the east sid...

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Highway

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Posted on: January 15, 2021

2021 RICE COUNTY COVID-19 Business Relief Payments Application

2021 RICE COUNTY COVID-19 Business Relief Payments Application

Rice County has received funds through the State of Minnesota for the purpose of providing business relief grants to businesses and nonprofit organizations negatively affected by COVID-19 relat...

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Posted on: January 5, 2021

2021 Official Publication for Transportation Projects

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: March 19, 2020

Construction access to Highway Department

Public access to the Rice County Highway Department, Faribault facility at 610 20th Street NW will be moved to accommodate reconstruction and expansion of the facility.

Beginning Wednesday, March 25th, 2020, public access will be re-located to the east sid...

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Highway

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Posted on: December 23, 2020

Reichert Scholarship

December 23, 2020Rice County Sheriff Troy Dunn presented Bailey Reichert a $600 Scholarship from the MN Sheriff's Association (MSA). Bailey is currently a junior at UW - Eau Claire and is the son of Robert and Penny Reichert of Faribault.The MSA ...

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Sheriff
Posted on: November 25, 2020

Rice County Courthouse 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 will discontinue doing civil (public) finger printing on November 25, 2

With the rise in the number of local COVID-19 cases, the Rice County Sheriff’s Office will discontinue doing civil (public) finger printing on November 25, 2020.

We will continue to monitor the number of COVID-19 cases in Rice County and determin...

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Sheriff

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Posted on: January 21, 2021

January is National Radon Action Month

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

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 m...

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Public Health
Posted on: December 31, 2020

Fire Chief Dienst and Sheriff Dunn Among the First to Receive COVID-19 Vaccine in Rice County

Faribault Fire Chief Dusty Dienst, Rice County Sheriff Troy Dunn, and forty-eight others were part of the first group of individuals vaccinated by Rice County Public Health with COVID-19 vaccine on Wednesday, December 30th

“We are exci...

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Public Health
Posted on: October 2, 2020

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

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!

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

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 variou...

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Public Health
Posted on: May 20, 2020

COVID-19 Case Update

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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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

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

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

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 ...

Read on...

Public Health
Posted on: April 24, 2020

Safe Return to Work Guidance

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...

Read on...

Public Health

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Posted on: January 20, 2021

LAND NOTIFICATION

The Rice County Recorder’s office has implemented a new website called Land Notification, a website that allows residents the ability to monitor their personal name or business name for real estate activity.  You can create one or more ...

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Recorder

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Posted on: December 23, 2020

Reichert Scholarship

December 23, 2020Rice County Sheriff Troy Dunn presented Bailey Reichert a $600 Scholarship from the MN Sheriff's Association (MSA). Bailey is currently a junior at UW - Eau Claire and is the son of Robert and Penny Reichert of Faribault.The MSA ...

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Sheriff
Posted on: November 25, 2020

Rice County Courthouse 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 ...

Read on...

Sheriff
Posted on: November 16, 2020

Rice County Sheriff’s Office will discontinue doing civil (public) finger printing on November 25, 2

With the rise in the number of local COVID-19 cases, the Rice County Sheriff’s Office will discontinue doing civil (public) finger printing on November 25, 2020.

We will continue to monitor the number of COVID-19 cases in Rice County and determin...

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Sheriff

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Posted on: October 6, 2020

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

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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