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Posted on: September 20, 2022

Early voting for 2022 election runs through Nov. 7

Open for voting

Decision 2022 starts Friday in Minnesota with the opening of absentee voting.

This year, all statewide elected offices are on the ballot as are all Minnesota legislators and U.S. representatives. Also up for election are two Rice County commissioners&r...

Decision 2022 starts Friday in Minnesota with the

Decision 2022 starts Friday in Minnesota. Elections
Posted on: September 20, 2022

Coming soon to a screen near you: Rice County board meetings

Closed captioned board meeting image

The Rice County Board of Commissioners is reaching out to a whole new audience.

Updated audio equipment installed earlier this year vastly improved the sound quality of board meeting recordings, allowing the county to add required closed captioning and mak...

All open sessions of the Board of Commissioners ar

All open sessions of the Board of Commissioners ar Press Releases
Posted on: September 17, 2022

Mural depicting beloved piece of city’s history moving downtown

Sellner Manufacturing mural

A tribute to a piece of Faribault’s past will soon be on the move.

The mural, which pays homage to the Sellner Manufacturing Co – makers of the beloved amusement
park/carnival ride, the Tilt-A-Whirl -- is currently affixed to one of se...

A tribute to a piece of Faribault’s past will soon

A tribute to a piece of Faribault’s past will soon Parks/Facilities
Posted on: September 15, 2022

Boards give early OK to assistance for planned drug/alcohol treatment center

Joint meeting of RC Board/Faribault City Council

The Rice County Board of Commissioners have agreed in principle to help subsidize a drug and alcohol treatment center set to locate in Faribault.

Support for the $10 million inpatient and outpatient facility proposed by Midwest Recovery came during Tuesday...

Support for the $10 million inpatient and outpatie

Support for the $10 million inpatient and outpatie Economic Development
Posted on: September 14, 2022

Agreements set the stage for business’ $32M, 70,000 square-foot expansion

Tru  Vue

A pair of agreements approved Tuesday will help a longtime manufacturer nearly double the size of its facility, automate its processes and upskill its workforce.

Following two public hearings, the Rice County Board of Commissioners and Faribault City Counc...

The boards authorized a development contract and

The boards authorized a development contract and Economic Development
Posted on: September 13, 2022

Care of restored pioneer cemetery now in county’s hands

Prairieville Cemetery lamb

Carved into the stones are names of Rice County’s earliest settlers: Zabel, Nelson, Embury and Koch. Among them lie veterans of the Civil War and the War of 1812, local tradesmen and children who never reached their first birthday.

For 15 years, ...

Carved into the stones are names of Rice County’s

Carved into the stones are names of Rice County’s Press Releases
Posted on: September 12, 2022

Sheriff Thomas announces '22 Law Enforcement Scholarship Program

Sheriff

Sept. 12, 2022For immediate release

Rice County Sheriff Jesse J. Thomas on Monday announced the 2022 Law Enforcement Scholarship Program.

The MSA Board of Directors has established a scholarship fund for the awarding of up to 20 $2,000-scholarships this yea...

Scholarships are only available to students curren

Scholarships are only available to students curren Sheriff

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Posted on: September 20, 2022

Coming soon to a screen near you: Rice County board meetings

Closed captioned board meeting image

The Rice County Board of Commissioners is reaching out to a whole new audience.

Updated audio equipment installed earlier this year vastly improved the sound quality of board meeting recordings, allowing the county to add required closed captioning and mak...

All open sessions of the Board of Commissioners ar

All open sessions of the Board of Commissioners ar Press Releases