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Posted on: February 23, 2024

Murder charges filed in Faribault man’s death

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The Rice County Attorney’s office today filed second-degree murder charges against a Faribault woman in the death of Gary Lehmeyer.

Lehmeyer, 76, was found Feb. 5, 2024, following a welfare check by Faribault Police. He had been stabbed several times, stra...

The suspect has been in an Iowa jail since Feb. 5.

The suspect has been in an Iowa jail since Feb. 5. Attorney
Posted on: February 23, 2024

Second sentencing in a week adds 36 months to local man’s prison term

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Jacob Carl Smith, sentenced last week for an August 2022 assault and repeated violations of a no contact order, was sentenced Monday to 36 months in prison in a separate case for 16 counts of violating a no contact order.

Smith, 38, of Faribault, was alrea...

Smith was sentenced to 36 months in prison.

Smith was sentenced to 36 months in prison. Attorney

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Posted on: January 19, 2024

Supervisor, clerk seats on this year’s township elections ballot

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With the slate of candidates in this year’s Rice County township elections finalized, there looks to be a real race in both Bridgewater and Northfield townships.

The race for a supervisor’s seat in both townships are the only two contes...

Residents can also vote absentee from Feb. 9 to

Residents can also vote absentee from Feb. 9 to Elections

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Posted on: January 5, 2024

Win prizes, save money in the Food Waste Challenge

Food to good to waste

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, 40% of the food produced in the United States ends up as waste, whether it takes place during harvest, processing or in the home. The average family of four loses approximately $1,500 annually from food th...

Register for the challenge which begins Jan. 21.

Register for the challenge which begins Jan. 21. Environmental Services

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Posted on: February 22, 2024

Notice of Rice County spring load restrictions

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Spring load restrictions on Rice County State Aid Highways and county roadways go into effect at 12:01 a.m., Monday, Feb. 26, 2024.

The Minnesota Department of Transportation has issued a notice that Spring Load Restrictions on the state highway system in ...

Restrictions go into effect Monday, Feb. 26.

Restrictions go into effect Monday, Feb. 26. Highway
Posted on: February 20, 2024

County sets open house to discuss roundabout plans as project start nears

19-35 interchange

Note: This release reflects a change in location. The event will now be held at Bridgewater Town Hall.

With construction of the six-legged roundabout at the Hwy. 19/Interstate 35 interchange about to begin, Rice County officials will discuss the project an...

With construction of the 6-legged roundabout set

With construction of the 6-legged roundabout set Highway

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Posted on: December 18, 2023

Nominations being taken for county's Farm Family of the Year

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The University of Minnesota Farm Family Recognition Program honors farm families from throughout Minnesota for their significant contributions to the agriculture industry and their local communities.

The Farm Family Recognition Program has honored Minnesot...

The University of Minnesota program recognizes

The University of Minnesota program recognizes UMN Extension

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