Rice Lake closes city facilities due to COVID-19

Emergency services will continue.

FILE: Rice Lake
The welcome sign for the City of Rice Lake. (2015 File/News Tribune)

The city of Rice Lake has closed its facilities to prevent exposure to COVID-19.

In a news release Monday, Rice Lake said it closed its city office, zoning office, recycle shed, public works, and south and north fire halls.

Emergency services will continue and time-sensitive business that must be done in person can be arranged by calling 218-721-3778.

“Due to the recent increase in COVID cases in our area, we are forced to close city buildings to the public," Rice Lake Mayor John Werner said in the release. "(The) 911 call center is up and functioning for emergency calls and emergency personnel will be responding when needed. Bear with us as we navigate these uncharted territories.”

The city hasn't determined when facilities will reopen. Updates will be posted on its website, , and Facebook page.

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