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 Rice Lake (city) 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010 2000-2010 Change
Actual Percent
Population       4,139 4,095    
Land Area (sq. mile)       1,494      
Density (persons per sq. mile)       2.77      
Housing Units       1,518      
Households       1,494      
Persons Per Household       2.77      


Rice Lake is a city in Saint Louis County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 4,095 at the 2010 census. Main routes include Rice Lake Road (County Road 4) and Martin Road (County Road 9).  According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 33.5 square miles (87 km2); 32.3 square miles (84 km2) is land and 1.1 square miles (2.8 km2), or 3.43%, is water. 

Wild Rice Lake is partially located within the city of Rice Lake. Amity Creek and the East Branch of Amity Creek both flow through the city. The Lester River rises in nearby Gnesen Township and flows generally southeastwardly through the city of Rice Lake and Lakewood Township, turning southward as it nears Lake Superior. The river flows into Lake Superior in eastern Duluth.

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As of the census of 2000, there were 4,139 people, 1,494 households, and 1,177 families residing in the township. The population density was 127.9 people per square mile (49.4/km2). There were 1,518 housing units at an average density of 46.9/sq mi (18.1/km2). The racial makeup of the township was 97.83% White, 0.29% African American, 0.58% Native American, 0.24% Asian, 0.10% Pacific Islander, 0.10% from other races, and 0.87% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.41% of the population.

There were 1,494 households, out of which 37.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.8% were married couples living together, 6.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.2% were non-families. 16.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 5.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.77 and the average family size was 3.10.

In the township the population was spread out, with 27.5% under the age of 18, 7.2% from 18 to 24, 31.0% from 25 to 44, 24.9% from 45 to 64, and 9.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 103.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 104.9 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $51,341, and the median income for a family was $55,357. Males had a median income of $39,894 versus $28,095 for females. The per capita income for the township was $18,857. About 4.7% of families and 5.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.9% of those under age 18 and 6.5% of those age 65 or over.

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Rice Lake was founded as a township in 1870.

After portions of the township had been annexed by the city of Duluth, the residents began the process to be recognized as a city. On August 20, 2015, Administrative Law Judge Barbara J. Case signed an Order of Incorporation which allowed the township of Rice Lake to convert into the city of Rice Lake.

In an election held on October 13, 2015, Rice Lake residents elected a mayor and members of the city council. The results of the election were certified. The township was formally organized as a city on October 22, 2015

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Rice Lake City Hall
4107 W Beyer Road
Duluth MN 55803
Phone: (218) 721-3778
Fax: (218) 721-3448

Regular Business Hours:
Monday - Friday 7:30 am - 4:30 pm

City Council Meetings:
3rd Monday of the month at 6:00 pm

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City Hall, Rice Lake Minnesota
Title Term Ends Name and Address   Phone
Mayor 12/31/2022 John Werner
4845 Stavenger Road
Duluth MN 55803
Email (218) 343-8849
City Clerk appointed Toni Blomdahl
4107 W Beyer Road
Duluth MN 55803
Email (218) 249-0733
Council Member 12/31/2022 John Hegstrom
5205 Arnold Road
Duluth MN 55803
  (218) 724-5740
Council Member 12/31/2022 Jayme Heim
4219 Kingston Road
Duluth MN 55803
  (218) 349-9307
Council Member 12/31/2024 Suzanne Herstad
42161 Willard Road
Duluth MN 55803
  (218) 393-4761
Council Member 12/31/2024 Robert "Bob" Quade
4196 Fayre Road
Duluth MN 55803
  (218) 213-0338

Post Office:    Rice Lake is served by Duluth post offices
US Post Office
200 Mount Royal Shopping Circle
Duluth, MN
(218) 724-3151
Toll Free:
(800) ASK-USPS

Regular Business Hours:
Week Days         8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday            9:00 am - 12:30 pm

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Utility Type Utility Name Utility Phone
Electricity Minnesota Power Company (218) 722-2641
Natural Gas not available --
Wastewater City of Rice Lake (218) 721-3778
Water City of Rice Lake (218) 721-3778
Telephone CenturyLink (800) 788-3500
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Minnesota State Highway Map of the Rice Lake Minnesota area


none - see Duluth

none - see Duluth

Lake Name Size
Lake info Lake Map Rec Map Topo Map
none in the immediate area

Health Care:
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none - see Duluth

none - see Duluth

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Topographic map of the Rice Lake Minnesota area
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