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Posted on: December 29, 2021

Proposed reorganization would improve county services, efficiencies

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A proposal to combine Rice County’s Social Services and Community Corrections departments would allow for greater collaboration and efficiencies, and would better serve residents requiring services and save money over time.

The plan, which includ...

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Administration

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Posted on: December 2, 2021

Minnesota Supreme Court Upholds Guilty Plea for Drug Dealer

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The Minnesota Supreme Court today affirmed the conviction and guilty plea for Michael Anthoney Fugalli, 31, of Faribault. Fugalli was charged in 2018 with selling heroin to an informant.  Fugalli pled guilty in November 2018 and then fired his pu...

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Posted on: December 21, 2021

Courts Press Release

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The Rice County Attorney’s Office will hire two new attorneys and a legal assistant to help reduce the considerable backlog of cases that has developed since the start of the pandemic in March 2020. 

The additional staff will ensure the ...

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Posted on: June 4, 2021

Emergency Housing Voucher Program

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PUBLIC NOTICE

RICE COUNTY EMERGENCY HOUSING VOUCHER WAIT LIST OPEN

 

The Rice County Housing and Redevelopment Authority (HRA) Emergency Housing Voucher waiting list is open effective June 3, 2021.  Applications will only be accepted from i...

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Housing/HRA

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Posted on: January 4, 2022

Rice County growing ever greener

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From hybrid and electric vehicles to selecting recycled products when possible, Rice County continues to expand its eco-friendly practices.

Earlier this year, the county purchased its first hybrid van. The vehicle, a 2021 Toyota Sienna for the Veterans Ser...

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Posted on: January 11, 2022

Rice County Public Health continues to host COVID-19 vaccination clinics for those 5 years and older

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Rice County Public Health continues to host COVID-19 vaccination clinics at the Rice County Government Services Building, 320 NW 3rd Street, Faribault, as well as other community locations. 

Upcoming vaccination clinics are Wednesday, January 12th...

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Public Health
Posted on: January 7, 2022

Rice County Public Health: 114 clinics, 16,257 COVID-19 vaccines in 2021

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Rice County Public Health last week marked a year of COVID-19 vaccinations clinics by holding its 114th clinic. That’s an average of nearly 2.2 clinics per week.

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Posted on: December 14, 2021

“Wellness that Works” – Free Worksite Wellness Opportunity for Employers in 2022

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Wellness that Works is a free opportunity for employers to learn more about what other local businesses do to support a healthier workforce. Wellness policies and efforts that support employee wellness play a key role in keeping workers healthy and preven...

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Public Health
Posted on: December 6, 2021

Community Leadership Needed

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Creating lasting change in communities is hard work that involves everyone’s participation and a commitment from those in power. Rice County Public Health – Statewide Health Improvement Partnership (SHIP) focuses power on those most im...

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Public Health
Posted on: August 6, 2021

Indoor Face Covering Requirement in Effect for All Rice County Government Buildings

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Effective Monday, August 9, 2021, all Rice County employees and visitors are required to wear a face covering in Rice County government buildings. This requirement is going into effect to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

Rice County is currently classifie...

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Public Health

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Posted on: December 22, 2021

Passport book fees increase effective Dec. 27

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The U.S. Department of State this week announced a $20 increase in the passport book fee, effective Monday, Dec. 27, 2021.

The application fee for a first-time adult passport book moves to $130; the fee for minors will be $100. A $35 fee paid to t...

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Posted on: January 14, 2022

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Posted on: January 13, 2022

Whether there’s rain, sleet or below zero temperatures. Rice County Dive Team stays prepared

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On a day when even the hardiest of Minnesotans would rather stay inside, the Rice County Sheriff’s Office Dive Team was out in the elements; preparing for a call they hope never comes in.

Team members ignored the thermometer, headed just west of ...

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