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Posted on: March 24, 2020

Rice County Administration Press Release 03.24.2020

Date:       March 24, 2020

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

UPDATES TO PUBLIC NOTICE POSTINGS AND DROP BOX ACCESSRice County Government Services Buil...

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Administration
Posted on: March 20, 2020

Administration Notice

Date: March 19, 2020

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

The health and safety of staff and the entire community continues to be a priority for Rice County. Counties provide criti...

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Administration
Posted on: March 19, 2020

Human Resources Closed to Public

* The Human Resources Office is closed to the public.

* Rice County current Employment Opportunities are available on the County’s website through the following link; https://www.co.rice.mn.us/164/Employment.

* General questions relating to open p...

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Administration
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: March 18, 2020

COVID-19 and Access to Rice County Government Offices

The health and safety of staff and the entire community continues to be a priority for Rice County. Currently, office buildings remain open to the public but in an effort to protect the public and our employees we are requesting the following at this time...

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Administration

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Assessor

2 Stories
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 23, 2020

Rice County Assessor's Office Closed to public

Assessor’s Office Phone: 507-332-6102 email: RCAssessors@co.rice.mn.us Website: www.co.rice.mn.us/149/Assessors-Office 

Mailing Address: 

 Attn: Rice County Assessor’s Office 320 3rd St NW Suite 4 Faribault, MN...

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Assessor

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Attorney

2 Stories
Posted on: March 19, 2020

Attorney's Office Closed to public

Attorney’s Office, phone 507-332-6103.

Most staff will be working from home until district court returns to normal operations.

Lawyers will appear for any scheduled court hearings.

By order of the Sheriff access to the courthouse is temporarily lim...

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Attorney
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

News Flash

Posted on: March 19, 2020

Rice County Property Tax & Elections Office Services Closed to Public

Property Taxes – reach us via phone at 507-332-6104 or via email rcpropertytax@co.rice.mn.us

Ways to pay your property taxes:

Pay online at the Rice County website, www.co.rice.mn.us, or by phone at (877) 690-3729 and using the jurisdiction code 3...

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Auditor/Treasurer
Posted on: March 16, 2020

NOTICE OF ADOPTION OF CHANGES TO AGGREGATE MATERIAL REMOVAL PRODUCTION TAX

Effective Date of Ordinance:  January 1, 2008

Effective Date of Changes to Ordinance: April 1, 2020

This Ordinance imposes a production tax on the removal of aggregate from pits, quarries, or deposits located within Rice County or imported into Ric...

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Auditor/Treasurer

News Flash

Posted on: March 19, 2020

Community Corrections Closed to Public

Lobby/service window closed

Non-essential contact/transportation suspended

Supervision services delivered primarily by phone

Bail evaluations by phone

Cognitive programming suspended

In-house meetings/programming suspended

Payments via online/mail only

Community...

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Community Corrections

News Flash

Posted on: March 19, 2020

RESTRICTED ACCESS TO RICE COUNTY COURTHOUSE

RESTRICTED ACCESS TO RICE COUNTY COURTHOUSE

By order of Rice County Sheriff Troy Dunn, effective March 19, 2020 at 7:30 am, access to the Rice County Courthouse will be restricted. The courthouse is not being closed.

Only essential staff, officers of the co...

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Court Administration

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News Flash

Posted on: March 27, 2020

Rice County Solid Waste Facility Remains Closed to the Public

PRESS RELEASE

March 27, 2020

 

Rice County Solid Waste Facility 

Remains Closed to the Public

Due to the current CORVID-19 situation, the Rice County Solid Waste Facility remains closed to the Public until further notice. The Rice County Soli...

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Environmental Services
Posted on: February 12, 2020

Rice County Environmental Services/Planning & Zoning & Assessor’s Offices TEMPORARY RELOCATION

Due to the remodel of the Rice County Government Services Building, the Rice County Environmental Services/Planning & Zoning and Assessor’s Offices will be temporarily relocated starting Tuesday, February 18th, 2020 for the next couple of mo...

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Environmental Services

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Posted on: March 24, 2020

JD54 hearing on April 9th

DRAINAGE AUTHORITY JOINT BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS OF LE SUEUR AND RICE COUNTIES, MINNESOTA: JOINT DRAINAGE AUTHORITY FOR THE REDETERMINATION OF BENEFITS FOR LE SUEUR COUNTY DITCH 54

POSTED NOTICE OF CONTINUED FINAL HEARING

Please Take Notice: The Drainage Aut...

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Finance

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Highway

3 Stories
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 19, 2020

Highway Department Closed to Public

  • Highway Department is closed to the public.
  • All Highway permits, such as Driveway, Utility, Tile line, and Work in Right of Way permit applications are available online, and will be handled through the phone and email;
  • RCHighway@co.rice.mn.us

 HIGHW...

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Highway
Posted on: March 2, 2020

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., Friday, March 6, 2020.

The Minnesota Department of Transportation has issued a notice that Spring Load Restrictions on the state highway system in the south, southeast and metro frost zones go in to effect on Friday, March 6, 2020.

Ending dates for spring load restrictions are v...

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Highway

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News Flash

Posted on: March 18, 2020

Accessing Rice County Housing During the Coronavirus Pandemic

The News about the Coronavirus and the risks it poses for those who become infected is concerning to us all. During this challenging time, maintaining the health of our clients and staff is our number one priority at Rice County Housing. To help reduce th...

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Housing/HRA

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News Flash

Posted on: March 19, 2020

Rice County Property Tax & Elections Office Services Closed to Public

Property Taxes – reach us via phone at 507-332-6104 or via email rcpropertytax@co.rice.mn.us

Ways to pay your property taxes:

Pay online at the Rice County website, www.co.rice.mn.us, or by phone at (877) 690-3729 and using the jurisdiction code 3...

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Property Tax and Elections
Posted on: March 16, 2020

NOTICE OF ADOPTION OF CHANGES TO AGGREGATE MATERIAL REMOVAL PRODUCTION TAX

Effective Date of Ordinance:  January 1, 2008

Effective Date of Changes to Ordinance: April 1, 2020

This Ordinance imposes a production tax on the removal of aggregate from pits, quarries, or deposits located within Rice County or imported into Ric...

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Property Tax and Elections

News Flash

Posted on: March 28, 2020

Update on Lab Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in Rice County

Rice County Public Health was notified March 27th by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) of a third lab confirmed case of COVID-19 in Rice County.  Information indicates the case was not hospitalized, is in their 50’s, and was not ...

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Public Health
Posted on: March 23, 2020

Second Lab Confirmed Case of COVID-19 in Rice County

Rice County Public Health was notified today by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) of a second lab confirmed case of COVID-19 in Rice County.

Limited information indicates the confirmed case is in their 30’s with transmission linked to trav...

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Public Health
Posted on: March 19, 2020

Public Health Services During Building Closure

Rice County Public Health 507.332.6111

Rice County Public Health will continue to provide essential services. This includes immunizations, STI testing, TB services, and assurance of essential services for those placed in isolation or quarantine for an infe...

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Public Health
Posted on: March 18, 2020

First Confirmed Case of COVID-19 in Rice County

Rice County Public Health was notified late on March 18th by the Minnesota Department of Health of a lab confirmed case of COVID-19 in Rice County.

Limited information indicates the confirmed case is linked to recent international travel and was seen on an...

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Public Health
Posted on: March 18, 2020

COVID-19 Situation Update – Rice County

Minnesota currently has 60 confirmed cases of COVID-19, none identified in Rice County as of March 17th. Some of these cases are related to community transmission. 4 of the cases are in southeast Minnesota.

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and Gove...

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Public Health
Posted on: March 12, 2020

Shattuck St. Mary’s Plan to Transition to Distance Learning

Today Shattuck-St. Mary’s School announced they will be transitioning to distance learning through April 30th.  Shattuck is a unique residential school setting for 6 – 12th grade students, representing 37 states and 27 countri...

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Public Health
Posted on: March 6, 2020

Be Prepared - Coronavirus

Reports of worldwide spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) have been more frequent in the past week. Rice County Public Health would like to share the following information in order to help keep Rice County citizens informed and to help with preparedness a...

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Public Health

News Flash

Posted on: March 19, 2020

Recorders Office Closed to Public

Erecording will continue as normal but all paper documents will be accepted by mail only or you can drop them off on the north side of the building.  Please include a phone number where we can reach you for questions.  All paper document...

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Recorder

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Sheriff

4 Stories
Posted on: March 27, 2020

Notice of Restricted Outdoor Burning in Rice County

Effective immediately, we have been directed by our DNR Regional office to implement Burning Permit Restrictions in our counties.  Restrictions mean that (in an electronic burning permit county) the only burning permits that can be activated and ...

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Sheriff
Posted on: March 24, 2020

Arsons

News Release            

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  03/24/2020 3:00pm

Contact Information: Troy D. Dunn, Sheriff

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Sheriff
Posted on: March 18, 2020

RESTRICTED ACCESS TO RICE COUNTY COURTHOUSE

Contact Information: Troy D. Dunn, Sheriff

                                    &n...

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Sheriff
Posted on: March 16, 2020

Fingerprinting Notice

The Rice County Sheriff’s Office will be discontinuing all fingerprints (civil and suspense) until further notice. This is due to the COVID-19 outbreak and an effort to slow/stop the spread of the virus. We apologize for any inconvenience this m...

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Sheriff

News Flash

Posted on: March 19, 2020

Accessing Social Service March 19,2020

  • Lobby and service windows are closed until further notice.
  • General Number – (507) 332-6115
  • From Northfield – (507) 645-4723
  • From Lonsdale – (507) 744-5185
  • 24 Hour Crisis Line – (800) 422-1286
  • Fax – (507) 332-62...
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Social Services
Posted on: March 17, 2020

Accessing Social Services During the Coronavirus Pandemic

The News about the Coronavirus and the risks it poses for those who become infected is concerning to us all. During this challenging time, maintaining the health of our clients and staff is our number one priority at Rice County Social Services. To help r...

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Social Services

News Flash

Posted on: March 18, 2020

Veteran's Office Closed to Public

The Rice County Veteran Service Office is eliminating face to face contact with Veterans and their family members in both the Faribault and Northfield Offices.  Due to the high risk nature of our clients to the COVID-19, we have made this decisio...

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Veterans' Services