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Posted on: July 20, 2018

Rice County ADA Transition Plan Open House

Rice County will host an open house in regards to the development of an Americans with Disability Act (ADA) Transition Plan.

This event will allow the County to gather accessibility input from the public and to discuss the process involved in developing an...

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Highway
Posted on: July 10, 2018

Spanish Language “Living Well with Diabetes” Classes Start Soon

Deadline to Sign-Up Approaching!

Rice County Public Health, a Statewide Health Improvement Partnership (SHIP) grantee, and HealthFinders Collaborative are teaming up to offer Living Well with Diabetes classes in Spanish. These classes are designed for adul...

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Public Health
Posted on: June 29, 2018

Absentee Voting Available for the Primary Election

Absentee Voting Available for the Primary Election

June 29, 2018

Ballots are now available for eligible voters wishing to vote by absentee ballot for the Primary Election to be held on August 14, 2018. Voters in Rice County may vote by absentee ballot by ma...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 14, 2018

Shakopee Man Sentenced to Four Years for Criminal Vehicular Homicide

Brandon Patrick Dellwo, 29, of Shakopee was sentenced to 48 months in prison for the death of Kacy Merseal, on August 5, 2017.  Merseal and passenger were returning from a Bruno Mars concert, that night when their Volkswagen was struck by a Linco...

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Attorney
Posted on: May 28, 2018

Overdose Incident (5/24/2018)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  May 25, 2018Contact Information: Troy D. Dunn, SheriffTel.: 507-334-4391Date/Time of Incident: 05/24/2018 at 5:18 PMIncident Description:    OverdoseLocation of Incident:    4000 Block o...

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Sheriff
Posted on: May 25, 2018

Summer Heat Safety

Rice County Public Health would like to remind residents of the dangers associated with high heat and humidity. Heat is the #1 weather related killer in the United States, and those deaths are preventable. It is important that people are prepared for extr...

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Public Health
Posted on: May 21, 2018

Carlos Smith Convicted of Criminal Sexual Conduct

Carlos Antione Smith, 24, today pled guilty to two counts of Criminal Sexual Conduct in the 2nd Degree.  Smith admitted that in June of 2016 he had sexual contact with two juvenile females, and used force or coercion to accomplish the act causing...

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Attorney
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
Posted on: January 22, 2018

Rice County Public Health Department Receives Breastfeeding Friendly Award

Rice County Public Health has received a Breastfeeding Friendly Health Department Award from the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) for its contributions to the health of mothers and their babies.

The designation acknowledges a county health department’s...

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Public Health