News Flash

Posted on: May 23, 2020

Notice of Restricted Outdoor Burning in Rice County- LIFTED

Effective immediately, we have been directed by our DNR Regional office to LIFT Burning Permit Restrictions in our counties in southeast MN. We appreciate everyone’s cooperation. Remember to activate your permits before burning and make sure the...

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Sheriff
Posted on: May 22, 2020

No Wake Restrictions on Circle Lake LIFTED

The water levels have receded so the No Wake Restriction have been lifted on Circle Lake.  Thank you for your cooperation. 

CONTACTS:

Troy Dunn, Rice County Sheriff, (507)-334-4391

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Sheriff
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 12, 2020

Rice County Small Business Grant

Rice County has allocated $50,000 for funding small business grants to assist locally-owned businesses operating in Rice County with the costs of business interruption caused by required closures, voluntary closures to promote social distancing measures o...

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Housing/HRA
Posted on: May 11, 2020

Human Remains Found

      



Additional Info... Sheriff
Posted on: May 11, 2020

Second COVID-19 Death in Rice County

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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: 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 28, 2020

Rice County Solid Waste Facility Modified Operations for Self-haulers

Due to the current COVID-19 situation, Rice County Solid Waste Facility is transitioning to limited modified operations for self-haulers.  This option will only be available for RICE COUNTY RESIDENTS/PROPERTY OWNERS.  NO OUT OF COUNTY WA...

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Environmental Services
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 23, 2020

NOTICE OF FILING FOR THE 2020 GENERAL ELECTION RICE COUNTY, MINNESOTA May 2020

Notice is hereby given that a general election will be held in Rice County on Tuesday, November 3, 2020, for the purpose

of electing candidates for the offices listed below. The filing period for all offices begins at 8:00 a.m., Tuesday, May 19,

2020, and e...

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Auditor/Treasurer
Posted on: April 21, 2020

2020 Road Construction Season

The Rice County Highway Department’s construction season will soon begin. This year’s projects include the following:

• CSAH No. 76 (Acorn Tr/Baseline Rd) – Continuation of the reconstruction of 2.1 miles between CSAH...

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Highway
Posted on: April 16, 2020

Applying for a Marriage License

During this public health emergency you are now able to apply for your marriage license through the mail or by dropping off your application & payment using our drop off box found on the south and north sides of the Government Services Building.

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Recorder
Posted on: April 14, 2020

Homemade Face Mask and PPE Donation Request

Date:       April 14, 2020

Contact: Rice County Administrator, Sara Folsted (507)332-6100  email: sfolsted@co.rice.mn.us

Director of Emergency Management, Jennifer Hauer-Schmitz (833)-643-7423     &n...

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Administration
Posted on: April 10, 2020

Sex Offender Sentenced to 30 years in Prison, Lifetime Parole

Sex Offender Sentenced to 30 years in Prison, Lifetime Parole

Aaron Mathew Hubert, 38, was sentenced to 30 years in prison for a kidnapping and sexual assault which occurred in February 2017.  Hubert abducted a woman he had been in a relationship ...

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Attorney
Posted on: April 9, 2020

Rice County COVID-19 Resource Guide

Rice County Public Health has created a COVID-19 Resource Guide for community members during this time of changing resource availability. This guide can be found on the Rice County COVID-19 website (https://www.co.rice.mn.us/492/Coronavirus-disease-COVID-...

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Public Health
Posted on: April 6, 2020

Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs Disaster Relief and Special Needs Grants

Are you a Veteran impacted by COVID-19? The Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs is now accepting applications from Minnesota Veterans who have been financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. MDVA will be awarding one-time Financial Relief Grants ...

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Administration
Posted on: March 24, 2020

Local Boards of Appeal & Equalization and Alternative Meetings 2020

Property owners recently received a Notice of Valuation and Classification for Taxes Payable for 2021.  This form is to notify you of the market value and classification of your property for assessment year 2020.  The property taxes that...

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Assessor
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 18, 2020

COVID-19 and Access to Rice County Government Offices ***Updated Information:***

The health and safety of staff and the entire community continues to be a priority for Rice County. At this time, it is necessary to make the following closures and modifications:

Rice County Government Services Building will be closed to the public effect...

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Administration
Posted on: January 6, 2020

Repeat Sex Offender Pleads Guilty to Child Pornography Case

Ross Matthew Wenner, 38, of rural Rice County entered guilty pleas in Rice County District Court on Friday, January 3, 2020 to three felony counts, Criminal Sexual Predatory Conduct, Dissemination of Pornographic Work by a Registered Predatory Offender, a...

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Attorney