Vision Statement

City of Rice Lake, with its recreational amenities and rich rural character, strives to provide a well balanced, secure, and enjoyable living environment for citizens of all ages. As a friendly, quiet, family-oriented community, the citizens of the City appreciate and respect the needs of their neighbors. Families will raise their children in safety, peace and quiet, away from the congestion and noise of the city. The City will work together with its residents to sustain moderate commercial, residential and recreational growth, while making sure not to alter the existing character of the City. Proactive decision-making, and the provision of services on the part of the City will maintain the existing quality of life.

Noxious Weed Informational Event

Wondering what to do about buckthorn and other unwelcome invaders in our woods? You can find out, this Saturday, October 10, from 10 to noon. Volunteers will be at the Rice Lake Recycling Center to offer helpful information about many invasive plants. No obligation; just pick up a brochure to read at home.  


The General Election is coming up on November 3rd. Looking for ways to vote:
  1. Vote in person on election day November 3rd 7:00 am to 8:00 pm at Rice Lake City Hall
  2. Vote early through absentee voting
How do I vote early?
  1. Apply for an absentee ballot online at MN Votes and we'll mail you your ballot
  2. Apply for an absentee ballot in person at City Hall during normal business hours
Using MN Votes to apply for and track your ballot is the safest and quickest way to vote early.

COVID-19 News

City facilities are now reopened to the public.  We ask that you  maintain social distance and continue to use the drop box if possible in order to limit the number of people entering City Hall.  City staff are continuing to conduct business via phone or email.  You can also call and make an appointment with City Staff. FACE MASKS ARE REQUIRED WHEN ENTERING CITY FACILITIES