News Flash

Posted on: September 21, 2018

A dedicated phone line has been set-up for non-emergency needs and inquiries related to this storm

A dedicated phone line has been set-up for non-emergency needs and inquiries related to this storm event: 507-333-3877 or toll free 833-643-7423. The Rice County Non-Emergency Storm Line will remain open today, Sunday, September 23, 2018, until 4:00 p.m. ...

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Administration
Posted on: September 21, 2018

Eat Safe Food

Thawed frozen food that still contains ice crystals can be refrozen or cooked.
If not, throw it away.

Additional Info... Public Health
Posted on: September 21, 2018

Emergency Public Health Assistance Information

MEDIA RELEASE

Date of Release: September 21, 2018 12:30 p.m.

 

Subject: Emergency Public Health Assistance Information

This is an emergency public health message for the residents of Rice County.

Due to the recent weather events in Rice County support...

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Public Health
Posted on: September 21, 2018

Rice County Landfill

The Rice County Landfill will be closed Sunday, September 23, 2018, and will re-open for expanded hours M-F 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. September 24 -28. The landfill will also be open on Saturday, September 29, from 7:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

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Environmental Services
Posted on: September 21, 2018

Road Closures

Updated Road Closure info

******UPDATE 9-22**********

Below is an update on Rice County Highway Department Road Closures:

Rice County 15 between Garfield Avenue and Morristown is closed for utility repair.

Both accesses to Cannon River Wilderness Park are closed as the Pavilion and p...

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Highway
Posted on: September 21, 2018

SEVERE WEATHER DAMAGES RICE COUNTY - 1:30 Update

September 21, 2018

 UPDATED AT 1:30 PM 

MEDIA RELEASE: SEVERE WEATHER DAMAGES RICE COUNTY

For Immediate Release

As we continue to assess the damages throughout the county, we are encountering a significant amount traffic congestion due to hi...

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Sheriff
Posted on: September 21, 2018

SEVERE WEATHER DAMAGES RICE COUNTY- UPDATE

September 21, 2018

UPDATED AT 0930 HOURS

MEDIA RELEASE: SEVERE WEATHER DAMAGES RICE COUNTY

For Immediate Release

At 6:20 pm, Rice County was put into a tornado warning. The severe weather first entered Rice County south of Morristown. The path continued throu...

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Sheriff
Posted on: August 31, 2018

Bid Request

Rice County is requesting bids for the rebuild of a grade control dam near Hatch Lake. Written quotes are due by September 28th and can be sent to Rice SWCD, 1810 30th St. NW, Faribault, MN 55021. Preferred construction timeline is mid-October until freez...

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Auditor/Treasurer
Posted on: May 1, 2018

2018 Road Construction Season

The Rice County Highway Department’s construction season has begun.  This year’s projects include the following:•  CSAH No. 1 (110th St E) – Complete reconstruction of 1.6 miles between MN TH No. 3 ...

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Highway
Posted on: April 5, 2018

Life-saving Services will Reach More People Throughout Minnesota

Minnesotans across the state can now access suicide prevention and mental health crisis texting services 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

As of April 1, 2018, people who text MN to 741741 will be connected with a trained counselor who will help defuse th...

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Social Services
Posted on: March 1, 2018

Notice of Road Closure: Rice County State Aid Highway No. 1 (110th St E) Reconstruction

Closure of Rice County State Aid Highway No. 1 (110th St E) to through traffic from MN TH No. 3 (Faribault Blvd) to MN TH No. 246 (Dennison Blvd) is scheduled for Monday, April 30, 2018.  The road closure is expected to be in effect until Novembe...

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Highway