News Flash

Posted on: September 22, 2020

“Click it or Ticket” campaign: September 18th – 30th

Driving in Greater Minnesota can be a welcome contrast to metro driving. What isn’t different is the need to buckle up and ensure children are in the correct car seat!

The statewide Click It or Ticket campaign is being held September 18th &nd...

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Public Health
Posted on: September 21, 2020

Public Notice of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle

Notice for Public Comment 

The Rice County Sheriff’s Office and the Cannon River Drug and Violent Offender Task Force have each purchased and intend to use an unmanned aerial vehicle.  Pursuant to Minn. Stat. §626.19, subds. 9 and 10, eac...

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Sheriff
Posted on: September 17, 2020

Suspected drowning

Update:

Victims identify: James R Frederick, age 84 of Faribault

Sheriff Troy Dunn

507-332-6034

News Release            

FOR IMMEIDATE RELEASE:   September 17, 2020

Contact Information: Tro...

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Sheriff
Posted on: September 10, 2020

Public Notice of Intent to Purchase Body Worn Camera's

Notice for Public Comment 

The Rice County Sheriff’s Office intends to purchase Body Worn Camera (BWC) or Portable Recording System (PRS).  Pursuant to Minn. Stat. §626.8473, subds. 2 and 3, the Rice County Sheriff&...

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Sheriff
Posted on: September 1, 2020

COVID-19 Housing Assistance Program

The COVID-19 Housing Assistance program is now accepting applications.

Please review the following information to see if you are eligible to apply and to learn more about how the program works.

What is the COVID-19 Housing Assistance Program?

The COVID-19 Ho...

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Housing/HRA
Posted on: August 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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Economic Development
Posted on: August 7, 2020

Law Enforcement Scholarship Program for 2020

TO:  Rice County Law Enforcement Students

FROM: Sheriff Troy Dunn

DATE:  August 7, 2020

SUBJECT: MN Sheriffs’ Association Scholarship Program

 

 

Rice County Sheriff Troy Dunn announced today the commencement of the...

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Sheriff
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

PRESS RELEASE

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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 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 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: 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