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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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Attorney

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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

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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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Click Here for the application Economic Development

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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

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Highway

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Posted on: March 1, 2021

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., 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: 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: January 27, 2021

Report a Concern

Downtown

Citizen Request Tracker allows you to notify us about a general concern, comment, or compliment. If you have an account you can also log in to view the progress of your existing report. Learn more about Citizen Request Tracker today!

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Posted on: January 27, 2021

Create an Account

Rice County

By clicking “Sign In” on the MyAccount bar at the top of the screen, users may create a login for the site or use their Facebook profile to access MyAccount. Once logged in, visitors can choose the modules, features and keywords that t...

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Posted on: January 27, 2021

Stay Connected

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Notify Me allows you to subscribe to an unlimited number of email lists. Sign up to receive email or text updates on topics of your choice so that you can stay informed. Check out Notify Me today!

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Home
Posted on: January 27, 2021

Alert Center

Rice County

The Alert Center allows visitors to stay up to date on potentially disruptive, non-life threatening events such as road closures, parking alerts, boil water advisories, and more. Active alerts will display at the top of the website. Visitors can also sign...

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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

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Posted on: February 2, 2021

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

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

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: 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 ...

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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

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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

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Sheriff

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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 Civil (public) finger printing hours

  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 t...

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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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Veterans' Services