You may have noticed the progress of Construction for Benedictine Living Community of Northfield, across from the Northfield Hospital. The new senior living community will open late 2019. Benedictine Living Community will house 97 apartments including 48 independent living, 24 assisted living and 25 memory care – ranging from 540 to 1,235 square feet, with a variety of floor plans and several “smart home” features. Benedictine Health System, Northfield Hospital and Clinics, St. Olaf College, Yanik Companies and Pope Architects collaborated on the senior living community plans to [Read more…] about Benedictine Living Community of Northfield Opening in 2019
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Conservation Officer Alexander Birdsall will be out on Lake Waconia today reminding anglers about the upcoming deadline to remove their ice fishing shelters. In addition, he will remind them to do their part in keeping lakes clean by picking up trash, even if it doesn’t belong to them, and provide tips for removing shelters in light of the record-setting snow during February. [Read more…] about Fish house removal deadline looms
Tonight’s (Feb. 23) Northfield High School Choir concert has been cancelled due to the National Weather Service extending the blizzard warning to 6pm
The Rice County Highway Department reminds all residents and snow removal operators that it is unlawful, under Minnesota Statute 160.2715, to deposit snow onto public roadways.
Piles of snow deposited onto public roadways may re-freeze and create a significant hazard to the traveling public and future snow removal operations.
Other hazards created by improper placement of snow on or near a public roadway include drainage problems, drifting, sight obstruction and impaired safe accessibility.
Violations are considered a misdemeanor, and civil penalties also may apply if the placement of snow creates a hazard that contributes to a motor vehicle crash and or pedestrian injury. The civil liability can extend to both the property owner and the person who place the snow.
Dennis Luebbe, Rice County Engineer, (507) 332-6110
Sara Folsted, Rice County Administrator, (507) 332-6121
Rice County has completed an updated draft of the of the County’s Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan (MHMP) as required by the Federal Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 (DMA 2000). Local jurisdictions are required to update the plan every five years to remain eligible for pre-disaster and post-disaster mitigation grant programs.
Community involvement and feedback are vital to the success of the plan. Rice County invites public review and feedback of the draft plan prior to submitting it to the State of Minnesota and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for review. A copy of the draft MHMP and a survey for public feedback is available online at https://scse.d.umn.edu/rice-county-mhmp. The plan review and comment period will be open until Monday, March 20, 2019. Read the full release HERE.