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Rice County prides itself on keeping taxes low, and is one of the lowest taxed counties in all of Minnesota. This translates into savings for businesses – contributing to our business-friendly environment.
Rice County is home to a number of exceptional and diverse companies. Employers have created and retained jobs in the education, government, health care, high-tech and manufacturing sectors.
Electricity and Natural Gas
Steele Waseca Co-op Electric
There are several telephone, internet, cable, satellite and fiber services available in Rice County
Provided locally by each city or township.
Faribault Municipal Airport - Liz Wall Strohfus Field
Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport (approximately 40 miles north)
Hiawathaland Transit (Local bus and Dial-a-ride services in Faribault, Northfield and Lonsdale)
Minnesota State Highways 3, 19, 21, 60, 99, 246, 298 and 299
Motor Freight Services
Several local and national motor freight services in Rice County area.
Overnight Package Delivery
Federal Express, UPS, Mail Express and a number of other couriers serve the area.
Progressive Rail, Canadian Pacific Railway and Union Pacific.