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Posted on: September 23, 2022

How to Register Off-Road Vehicles

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Off-road vehicles (ATVs, UTVs, OHVs, ORMs, ORVs, snowmobiles etc.) in Iowa must be registered through the County Recorder’s Office or the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR). These vehicles, even if a local ordinance permits their use on ...

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Posted on: September 23, 2022

Read our Latest Week in Review

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The Week in Review for Friday, September 23, 2022 is now available.

Read the Week in Review to find out the latest County news, important services, recaps from the Board of Supervisors' meetings, and more!

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Posted on: September 20, 2022

Linn County Wins National Communication Award

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Linn County’s Communications Department won the City-County Communications and Marketing Association (3CMA) Award of Excellence in the Best Website category for its 2022 redesign of LinnCountyIowa.gov. 3CMA announced the 2022 winners of its nati...

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Posted on: September 22, 2022

Grow Solar Linn + Johnson Counties Receives 2022 ISAC Excellence in Action Award

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Grow Solar Linn + Johnson Counties received the 2022 Iowa State Association of Counties (ISAC) Excellence in Action Award. The Excellence in Action Award Program is a competitive awards program that seeks to identify and recognize innovative county govern...

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Posted on: September 21, 2022

The Alliance for Equitable Housing: What it is and Why it Matters

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The population living literally homeless on the street in Linn County has increased 230% from July 2019 to July 2022. That’s a shocking increase. When we look at the why behind the increase, it quickly becomes clear that housing, and access to i...

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Posted on: September 15, 2022

Linn County Receives Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for 27th Consecutive Year

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Linn County has received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for the 27th consecutive year. The award is the highest form of recognition in governmental budget...

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Posted on: September 15, 2022

Pinicon Ridge Park Dam Modification to Begin this Fall

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The Linn County Conservation Board has awarded a contract for improvements on the Pinicon Ridge Park dam located along the Wapsipinicon River in Central City just east of Highway 13. This project will address safety, fish habitat, and river recreation pas...

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Posted on: September 14, 2022

Options of Linn County Receives Three-Year Accreditation

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The Options of Linn County Day Habilitation Program was awarded a three-year accreditation, the highest level of acceptance, from CARF International (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities). CARF provides accreditation services worldwide...

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Posted on: September 8, 2022

Supervisors Approve Duane Arnold Solar LLC Rezoning Application in 2-1 Vote

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Following three public meetings, the Linn County Board of Supervisors on September 6, 2022, voted 2-1 to approve the rezoning applications for Duane Arnold Solar I LLC and the Duane Arnold Solar II LLC.

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Posted on: August 25, 2022

Monkeypox Response and Vaccination

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Since July, local public health departments in Iowa have been coordinating with the state health department to investigate cases and contacts of monkeypox. The overall disease investigation process is similar to other public health disease investigation p...

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Posted on: August 22, 2022

September is National Preparedness Month

Make a Plan for a Disaster

National Preparedness Month is held each September to raise awareness about the importance of preparing for disasters and emergencies that could happen at any time. With the increasing severity and frequency of natural disasters, there is nothing more imp...

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Posted on: August 18, 2022

Property Tax Statements Arriving in Mailboxes Soon

Property Taxes Due September 30

The semiannual installment of property and mobile home tax statements are being mailed today and will be arriving in mailboxes soon. The deadline to pay the first half of property taxes without penalty is September 30, 2022. A penalty of one and one half ...

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Posted on: August 3, 2022

Linn County and the Cedar Rapids Announce Release of Community Resilience Project Final Report

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Linn County and the City of Cedar Rapids have released the final report for the Community Resilience Project: Improving Disaster Recover Capabilities facilitated and authored by Collective Clarity. The Community Resilience Project was conceived by Linn Co...

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Posted on: August 4, 2022

5 Things to Know About Services Offered at the Treasurer’s Office

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The Linn County Treasurer’s Office sees more traffic than most of our County offices. The best times to visit the Treasurer's Office are Wednesday and Thursday mornings before 9 a.m. The busiest times to visit are Mondays and Fridays. However, regardless ...

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Posted on: August 5, 2022

Sawyer Road Culvert Replacement Project to Begin Monday, August 8

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A culvert replacement project is scheduled to start August 8 on Sawyer Road. The project is expected to last one to two months.   

 

Sawyer Road will be closed to all traffic west of Prairieburg Road. A detour will be posted for t...

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Posted on: June 27, 2022

Jordans Grove Road Reconstruction Project to Begin Tuesday, July 5

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A reconstruction project is scheduled to start July 5 on Jordans Grove Road. The project consists of replacing the existing culverts, ditch grading, flattening foreslopes, and widening the road top to upgrade the road prepare it for a seal coat surface. T...

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Posted on: September 8, 2022

Supervisors Approve Duane Arnold Solar LLC Rezoning Application in 2-1 Vote

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Following three public meetings, the Linn County Board of Supervisors on September 6, 2022, voted 2-1 to approve the rezoning applications for Duane Arnold Solar I LLC and the Duane Arnold Solar II LLC.

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Posted on: April 29, 2022

Supervisor Rogers Delivers State of the County Address

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Linn County Supervisor Chair Ben Rogers presented Linn County’s State of the County address on Friday, April 29, 2022, to a crowd of 200 people during National County Government Month at The Hotel at Kirkwood Center.

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Posted on: January 10, 2022

Board of Supervisors Opposes Use of Eminent Domain for Proposed CO2 Pipeline

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The Linn County Board of Supervisors signed a letter (PDF) to the Iowa Utilities Board in opposition to the use of eminent domain by both the Summit Carbon Solutions, LLC and Navigator Heartland Greenway CO2 pipeline projects. 

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Posted on: October 6, 2021

Linn County Assessor’s Office Receives Certificate of Excellence in Assessment Administration

The Linn County Assessor’s Office is the first Assessor’s Office in Iowa to receive the Certificate of Excellence in Assessment Administration from the International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO). This certification recogniz...

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Posted on: August 21, 2022

Linn County Attorney’s Office Completes Investigation into the Officer-Involved Shooting on July 30

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The Linn County Attorney’s Office has completed an investigation into the officer-involved shooting that occurred in the 2200 block of Glass Rd. NE, Cedar Rapids, Iowa on July 30, 2022. The incident involved Cedar Rapids Police Officers Blair Klostermann ...

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Posted on: July 21, 2022

Linn County Jury Convicts Man Who Robbed and Beat Older Couple in Coggon in January on all Counts

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On Tuesday, July 20, 2022, after a week-long trial, a Linn County jury convicted Brandon William Lee, 33, of Cedar Rapids, on two counts of Robbery in the First Degree, two Counts of Willful Injury, Theft in the First Degree, and Impersonating a Public Of...

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Posted on: July 20, 2022

Linn County Employee Recognized for Helping to Close Loophole in Criminal Justice System

Anastasia Basaquin and Nick Maybanks

Anastasia Basquin, chief victim witness coordinator and community liaison for the Linn County Attorney's Office, received the Exemplary Service Award from the Linn County Board of Supervisors during Linn County’s employee recognition breakfast this week f...

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Posted on: June 8, 2022

Linn County Attorney’s Office Truancy Deferred Prosecution Program Sees 77 Kids Return to School

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As another school year comes to a close across Linn County, the Linn County Attorney’s Office is pleased to announce that its Truancy Deferred Prosecution Program has successfully resulted in 77 kids returning to school regularly.  

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Posted on: May 18, 2022

Criminal Charges Filed in Connection with Back-to-Back Homicides in January 2022

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The Linn County Attorney’s Office, in cooperation with the Cedar Rapids Police Department, has filed criminal charges against Kazius Childress, 20, for killing Cordal Lewis on January 27, 2022, in the 300 block of 31st Dr. SE, Cedar Rapids, Linn County, I...

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Posted on: April 18, 2022

Second Suspect Arrested in Connection with Taboo Night Club Shooting

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The Linn County Attorney’s Office, in cooperation with the Cedar Rapids Police Department, filed criminal charges against Dimione Jamal Walker, age 29 of Coralville, Iowa, for his role and as a result of his alleged actions in the mass shooting that occur...

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Posted on: April 12, 2022

Linn County Attorney’s Office Files Criminal Charges in Connection with Taboo Night Club Shooting

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The Linn County Attorney’s Office, in cooperation with the Cedar Rapids Police Department, has filed criminal charges against Timothy Ladell Rush, 32, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, for his role and as a result of his alleged actions in a deadly mass shooting on ...

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Posted on: September 15, 2022

Pinicon Ridge Park dam modification to begin this fall

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The Linn County Conservation Board has awarded a contract for improvements on the Pinicon Ridge Park dam located along the Wapsipinicon River in Central City just east of Highway 13. This project will address safety, fish habitat and river recreation pass...

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Posted on: August 23, 2022

Get Nuts with Linn County Conservation!

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The Linn County Conservation Department is encouraging you to collect and share your nuts and acorns because nuts grow to be trees! Help the Conservation Department replant and restore the Linn County public woodlands by donating acorns and hickory nuts y...

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Posted on: August 15, 2022

The Oak Hickory, August 2022

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The Oak Hickory newsletter is published three times a year by the Linn County Conservation Department. The August 2022 edition includes:

  • Morgan Creek Park reopens with updated features
  • New nature viewer at Wickiup Hill Learning Center
  • Grant Wood Tra...
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Posted on: July 28, 2022

Grant Wood Trail Hard Surfacing from Waldo’s Rock Park to Oxley Road to Begin August 8

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LINN COUNTY, IA –July 28, 2022- The Grant Wood Trail will be closed between Waldo’s Rock Park in Marion to Oxley Road starting August 8 for preparation followed by the application of asphalt on this 2.8 mile trail section. A two-month closure is expected ...

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Posted on: July 21, 2022

Black Hawk County and Linn County Conservation to Receive $3.5 Million in Destination Iowa Funding

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July 21, 2022 – Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds and the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) awarded $3.5 million jointly to Black Hawk and Linn County Conservation to pave 16 miles of the Cedar Valley Nature Trail. This project would ...

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Posted on: June 3, 2022

Morgan Creek Park Reopens with Updated Park Features and Natural Resource Enhancements

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LINN COUNTY, IA – June 3, 2022 – A celebration and ribbon cutting was held at the new Morgan Creek Shelter to mark the completion of a redevelopment phase of Morgan Creek Park, a 352 acre county park managed by Linn County Conservation. The new p...

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Posted on: April 4, 2022

Linn County campgrounds to open April 15

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LINN COUNTY, IA -April 4, 2022- The Linn County Conservation Department invites you to further connect with nature by spending some quality time outdoors camping this year. The popular modern campgrounds at Buffalo Creek Park, Morgan Creek Park, ...

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Posted on: March 16, 2022

Six sites at Wickiup Hill added to National Register

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LINN COUNTY, IA – March 17, 2022 –The Wickiup Hill Natural Area, managed by Linn County Conservation, contains six sites that have been added to the National Register of Historic Places. The area is part of a 751 acre site northwest of Cedar Rapids within...

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Posted on: January 25, 2022

Linn County Conservation releases 2021 Annual Report

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The Linn County Conservation Board has released its 2021 Annual Report, providing fiscal year 2021 information (July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2021) as well Conservation program activity during the 2021 calendar year. 

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Posted on: February 28, 2022

Linn County COVID-19 Status Update

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February 28, 2022

Recent Updates

 

  • Linn County has lifted requirements that staff and visitors use face coverings in most municipal facilities. Masks will still be required at Linn County Public Health, a primary site for retrieving and shi...
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Posted on: February 10, 2022

Linn County COVID-19 Status Update

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February 10, 2022

Recent Updates

  •  On January 31 the Moderna (Spikevax) COVID-19 vaccine became the second mRNA COVID-19 vaccine to receive full FDA approval. No change has been made to the vaccine’s formula with the name change. Once vaccines are a...
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Posted on: January 13, 2022

Linn County COVID-19 Status Update

January 13, 2022 

  • COVID-19 variant B.1.1.529 (Omicron), first identified in Iowa in early December, has become the dominant SARS-CoV-2 variant circulating in Linn County.   
  • CDC has recently updated recommendations for when people...
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COVID-19 Status Update
Posted on: December 9, 2021

Linn County COVID-19 Status Update

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December 9, 2021

Hospitalizations of Iowans with COVID-19 are once again increasing around the state and in our community. By getting vaccinated and a booster shot for COVID-19, we can prevent avoidable hospitalizations and help preserve health care resour...

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Posted on: October 6, 2021

Linn County COVID-19 Status Update

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October 6, 2021

Linn County Case Count Data 

As of 9:00 AM October 5, 2021

  • Active cases: 3,276
  • Currently hospitalized: 38
  • Total deaths: 390
  • Total recovered: 24,384
  • Total cases to date: 28,050

Case Trends

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Posted on: September 29, 2021

Linn County COVID-19 Status Update

LINN COUNTY COVID-19 STATUS UPDATE

September 29, 2021

Linn County Case Count Data

As of 12:00 PM September 28, 2021

  • Active cases: 3,267
  • Currently hospitalized: 35
  • Total deaths: 384
  • Total recovered: 23,627
  • Total cases to date: 27,278

Case Trends

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Posted on: September 22, 2021

Linn County COVID-19 Status Update

LINN COUNTY COVID-19 STATUS UPDATE

September 22, 2021

Linn County Case Count Data

As of 8:00 AM September 21, 2021

  • Active cases: 3,215
  • Currently hospitalized: 48
  • Total deaths: 379
  • Total recovered: 22,895
  • Total cases to date: 26,489

Case Trends

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Posted on: August 5, 2022

Sawyer Road Culvert Replacement Project to Begin Monday, August 8

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A culvert replacement project is scheduled to start August 8 on Sawyer Road. The project is expected to last one to two months.   

 

Sawyer Road will be closed to all traffic west of Prairieburg Road. A detour will be posted for t...

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Posted on: June 27, 2022

Jordans Grove Road Reconstruction Project to Begin Tuesday, July 5

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A reconstruction project is scheduled to start July 5 on Jordans Grove Road. The project consists of replacing the existing culverts, ditch grading, flattening foreslopes, and widening the road top to upgrade the road prepare it for a seal coat surface. T...

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Posted on: February 23, 2022

Linn County Secondary Road Department Releases 2022 Maintenance Plan and Five-Year Construction Plan

Secondary Roads Releases Five-Year Plan

The Linn County Secondary Road Department has released its maintenance plan for 2022 and the five-year construction plan for fiscal years 2023-2027. The plans outline the department’s focus on repairing and rebuilding bridges, maintaining the condition of...

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Posted on: June 15, 2022

Linn County Supports Local Preservation Efforts by Awarding Grants to Nine Local Non-Profits

LINN COUNTY AWARDS HISTORIC PRESERVATION GRANTS

The Linn County Board of Supervisors has awarded $28,800 from the Linn County Historic Preservation Grant Program to nine non-profit organizations in Linn County. The recipients were selected through an annual competitive process.

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Posted on: November 24, 2021

Get Notified of LIFTS Route Cancelations or Delays

Winter will be here before we know it! If you or someone you know is a LIFTS rider, sign up for LIFTS Route Notifications, so you can be the first to know if service is experiencing a delay or cancelation. 

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Posted on: September 21, 2022

The Alliance for Equitable Housing: What it is and Why it Matters

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The population living literally homeless on the street in Linn County has increased 230% from July 2019 to July 2022. That’s a shocking increase. When we look at the why behind the increase, it quickly becomes clear that housing, and access to it, is a co...

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Posted on: June 16, 2022

Linn County Funds Local Human Service Agencies

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Linn County distributed more than $250,000 this week to local human service agencies that address important community needs, such as: 

  • Food insecurities
  • Housing
  • Adult and child health/dental care
  • Domestic violence
  • Recidivism
  • Transportation

The funding c...

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Posted on: April 5, 2022

Mental Health Access Center Expands Hours to Include Weekends

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Linn County is pleased to announce the Mental Health Access Center will expand its walk-in hours to include weekends effective Saturday, April 9, 2022. Individuals 18 years of age and older who are experiencing a mental health or substance use crisis can ...

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Posted on: September 23, 2022

How to Register Off-Road Vehicles

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Off-road vehicles (ATVs, UTVs, OHVs, ORMs, ORVs, snowmobiles etc.) in Iowa must be registered through the County Recorder’s Office or the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR). These vehicles, even if a local ordinance permits their use on ...

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Posted on: September 22, 2022

Grow Solar Linn + Johnson Counties Receives 2022 ISAC Excellence in Action Award

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Grow Solar Linn + Johnson Counties received the 2022 Iowa State Association of Counties (ISAC) Excellence in Action Award. The Excellence in Action Award Program is a competitive awards program that seeks to identify and recognize innovative county govern...

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Posted on: September 20, 2022

Linn County Wins National Communication Award

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Linn County’s Communications Department won the City-County Communications and Marketing Association (3CMA) Award of Excellence in the Best Website category for its 2022 redesign of LinnCountyIowa.gov. 3CMA announced the 2022 winners of its national Savvy...

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Posted on: September 15, 2022

Pinicon Ridge Park Dam Modification to Begin this Fall

Pinicon Ridge Park Dam

The Linn County Conservation Board has awarded a contract for improvements on the Pinicon Ridge Park dam located along the Wapsipinicon River in Central City just east of Highway 13. This project will address safety, fish habitat, and river recreation pas...

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Posted on: September 15, 2022

Linn County Receives Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for 27th Consecutive Year

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Linn County has received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for the 27th consecutive year. The award is the highest form of recognition in governmental budget...

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Posted on: September 14, 2022

Options of Linn County Receives Three-Year Accreditation

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The Options of Linn County Day Habilitation Program was awarded a three-year accreditation, the highest level of acceptance, from CARF International (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities). CARF provides accreditation services worldwide...

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Posted on: August 22, 2022

September is National Preparedness Month

Make a Plan for a Disaster

National Preparedness Month is held each September to raise awareness about the importance of preparing for disasters and emergencies that could happen at any time. With the increasing severity and frequency of natural disasters, there is nothing more imp...

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Posted on: August 25, 2022

Public Art Installation at Linn County’s Harris Building

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Installation of an interactive outdoor public art display is underway at Linn County’s Dr. Percy and Lileah Harris Building, located at 1020 6th St. SE, Cedar Rapids. Artist Madeline Wiener is onsite installing the art today, Au...

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Posted on: August 25, 2022

Linn County Board of Supervisors Awards $200,000 in Economic and Community Development Funds

13 Local Groups Receive Economic Community Development Funds

The Linn County Board of Supervisors this week awarded $200,000 in economic and community development funding to 13 organizations in Linn County. Total requests for this year’s funding was almost $330,000.

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Posted on: August 25, 2022

Monkeypox Response and Vaccination

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Since July, local public health departments in Iowa have been coordinating with the state health department to investigate cases and contacts of monkeypox. The overall disease investigation process is similar to other public health disease investigation p...

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Posted on: August 18, 2022

Property Tax Statements Arriving in Mailboxes Soon

Property Taxes Due September 30

The semiannual installment of property and mobile home tax statements are being mailed today and will be arriving in mailboxes soon. The deadline to pay the first half of property taxes without penalty is September 30, 2022. A penalty of one and one half ...

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Posted on: August 10, 2022

Derecho Anniversary: 5 Ways to Build Resiliency

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August 10, 2022, marks the two-year anniversary of the derecho, one of the costliest and most destructive thunderstorms in U.S. history. Many parts of Iowa were affected by the derecho’s sustained winds and gusts of 90-140 mph for up to 45 minut...

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Posted on: August 5, 2022

Sawyer Road Culvert Replacement Project to Begin Monday, August 8

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A culvert replacement project is scheduled to start August 8 on Sawyer Road. The project is expected to last one to two months.   

 

Sawyer Road will be closed to all traffic west of Prairieburg Road. A detour will be posted for t...

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Posted on: August 3, 2022

Linn County and the Cedar Rapids Announce Release of Community Resilience Project Final Report

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Linn County and the City of Cedar Rapids have released the final report for the Community Resilience Project: Improving Disaster Recover Capabilities facilitated and authored by Collective Clarity. The Community Resilience Project was conceived by Linn Co...

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Posted on: August 2, 2022

Linn County Auditor’s Office Certifies Property Taxes

Treasurer Sharon Gonzalez and Auditor Joel Miller

The Linn County Auditor’s Office certified property taxes to the Linn County Treasurer’s Office on August 1, 2022. This certification is the culmination of a year-long process which starts with the City and County Assessors certifying assessed property va...

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Posted on: July 25, 2022

Linn County Welcomes Dustin Peterson as New Veteran Affairs Director

Dustin Peterson Linn County Veteran Affairs Director

Linn County is pleased to welcome Dustin Peterson as the new director of Linn County Veteran Affairs. Peterson’s first day with Linn County is July 25, 2022.

Peterson is an Iowa native and recently retired from the United States Marine Corps with the rank ...

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Posted on: July 21, 2022

Linn County Jury Convicts Man Who Robbed and Beat Older Couple in Coggon in January on all Counts

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On Tuesday, July 20, 2022, after a week-long trial, a Linn County jury convicted Brandon William Lee, 33, of Cedar Rapids, on two counts of Robbery in the First Degree, two Counts of Willful Injury, Theft in the First Degree, and Impersonating a Public Of...

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Posted on: July 20, 2022

Linn County Employee Recognized for Helping to Close Loophole in Criminal Justice System

Anastasia Basaquin and Nick Maybanks

Anastasia Basquin, chief victim witness coordinator and community liaison for the Linn County Attorney's Office, received the Exemplary Service Award from the Linn County Board of Supervisors during Linn County’s employee recognition br...

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Posted on: July 14, 2022

Linn County Fiscal Year 2023 Budget in Brief

Fiscal Year 2023 Budget in Brief

Levy Rate Decreased in FY 2023

Linn County’s fiscal year for 2023 began July 1. Linn County's countywide levy rate decreased to $5.85 in fiscal year 2023 from $6.24 in 2022. Most taxpayers will pay approximately 10 percent less for their Linn County portio...

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Posted on: July 11, 2022

Deadline to Apply for Round 2 of ARPA Funding is July 15 at Noon

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The deadline to apply for the second round of American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding from Linn County and the City of Cedar Rapids is fast approaching. All applications must be submitted by noon on Friday, July 15. The online application is available at ...

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Posted on: June 27, 2022

Jordans Grove Road Reconstruction Project to Begin Tuesday, July 5

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A reconstruction project is scheduled to start July 5 on Jordans Grove Road. The project consists of replacing the existing culverts, ditch grading, flattening foreslopes, and widening the road top to upgrade the road prepare it for a seal coat surface. T...

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Posted on: June 22, 2022

Linn County Accepting Applications for Economic and Community Development Funds

ECONOMIC AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT FUND

The Linn County Board of Supervisors is now accepting applications for Linn County’s Economic and Community Development Fund. Linn County created the Economic and Community Development Fund to foster and support economic growth and enhance quality of life...

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Posted on: June 16, 2022

Linn County Funds Local Human Service Agencies

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Linn County distributed more than $250,000 this week to local human service agencies that address important community needs, such as: 

  • Food insecurities
  • Housing
  • Adult and child health/dental care
  • Domestic violence
  • Recidivism
  • Transportation

The funding c...

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Posted on: June 9, 2022

Deadline for Open Burning of Derecho Vegetative Debris in Urban Service Area is June 30

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Residents who live in unincorporated Linn County within the half-mile buffer zone around the cities of Cedar Rapids, Marion, and Hiawatha (zoned as Urban Services Residential - USR) have until June 30, 2022 to openly burn any vegetative debris remaining f...

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Posted on: June 15, 2022

Linn County Supports Local Preservation Efforts by Awarding Grants to Nine Local Non-Profits

LINN COUNTY AWARDS HISTORIC PRESERVATION GRANTS

The Linn County Board of Supervisors has awarded $28,800 from the Linn County Historic Preservation Grant Program to nine non-profit organizations in Linn County. The recipients were selected through an annual competitive process.

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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: June 13, 2022

Board of Supervisors Bans Conversion Therapy for Minors in Unincorporated Linn County in 2-1 Vote

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In a 2-1 vote, the Linn County Board of Supervisors today approved the amendment of an ordinance that will now prohibit any efforts by service providers to change sexual orientation and/or gender identity of minors, including conversion and reparative the...

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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: June 8, 2022

Linn County Attorney’s Office Truancy Deferred Prosecution Program Sees 77 Kids Return to School

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As another school year comes to a close across Linn County, the Linn County Attorney’s Office is pleased to announce that its Truancy Deferred Prosecution Program has successfully resulted in 77 kids returning to school regularly.  

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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: June 7, 2022

Public Meetings Scheduled for Review of Duane Arnold Solar LLC Utility-Scale Solar Application

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Linn County announces that meetings for the Linn County Planning & Zoning Commission and the Linn County Board of Supervisors are now scheduled for the review of the Duane Arnold Solar I and II utility-scale solar application projects.

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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: May 9, 2022

May is Building Safety Month

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As we prepare ourselves for the increased severity and frequency of natural disasters, building safety is even more important. 

Disaster mitigation through the adoption and enforcement of building codes is one of the best ways for communities to p...

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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: May 5, 2022

First Public Meeting Scheduled for Review of Duane Arnold Solar LLC Utility-Scale Solar Application

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Linn County announces that a date is now scheduled for the Technical Review Committee (TRC) meeting for review of the Duane Arnold Solar I and II utility-scale solar application projects. The TRC meeting is the first public meeting in a series of public m...

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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: May 4, 2022

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month, a time dedicated to raising awareness and eliminating the stigma surrounding mental health. 

Now's the time to check into resources for yourself or for anyone you know who may be struggling. The long battle wi...

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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: May 2, 2022

700 Trees Planted in Wanatee Park on Arbor Day

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With help from the Conservation Corps Iowa, Linn County Conservation planted more than 700 native trees in Wanatee Park on Arbor Day, April 29, 2022. The new trees are part of years-long reforestation efforts following the 2020 derecho that caused signifi...

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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: April 29, 2022

Supervisor Rogers Delivers State of the County Address

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Linn County Supervisor Chair Ben Rogers presented Linn County’s State of the County address on Friday, April 29, 2022, to a crowd of 200 people during National County Government Month at The Hotel at Kirkwood Center.

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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: April 25, 2022

Now Accepting Absentee Ballot Request Forms for June Primary Election

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The Linn County Auditor’s Office is now accepting absentee ballot request forms for the June primary election. The deadline to request an absentee ballot is Monday, May 23, 2022 at 5 p.m.

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Posted on: March 22, 2022

Linn County Unveils Redesigned Website

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Linn County is pleased to announce that today it has officially launched its redesigned website. The new LinnCountyIowa.gov is easier to use and features a variety of enhancements to improve the customer experience and make doing business online with the ...

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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: April 18, 2022

Second Suspect Arrested in Connection with Taboo Night Club Shooting

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The Linn County Attorney’s Office, in cooperation with the Cedar Rapids Police Department, filed criminal charges against Dimione Jamal Walker, age 29 of Coralville, Iowa, for his role and as a result of his alleged actions in the mass shooting that occur...

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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: April 13, 2022

Board of Supervisors Awards First Round of ARPA Funding

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The Linn County Board of Supervisors today awarded the first round of funding from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) dollars it received from the federal government. ARPA funding is meant to speed up the United States' recovery from the economi...

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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: April 12, 2022

Linn County Attorney’s Office Files Criminal Charges in Connection with Taboo Night Club Shooting

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The Linn County Attorney’s Office, in cooperation with the Cedar Rapids Police Department, has filed criminal charges against Timothy Ladell Rush, 32, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, for his role and as a result of his alleged actions in a deadly mass shooting on ...

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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: April 7, 2022

Deadline Set for Open Burning of Derecho Vegetative Debris in Urban Service Area

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Residents who live in unincorporated Linn County within the half-mile buffer zone around the cities of Cedar Rapids, Marion, Hiawatha (zoned as Urban Services Residential - USR) have until June 30, 2022 to openly burn any vegetative debris remaining from ...

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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: April 5, 2022

Mental Health Access Center Expands Hours to Include Weekends

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Linn County is pleased to announce the Mental Health Access Center will expand its walk-in hours to include weekends effective Saturday, April 9, 2022. Individuals 18 years of age and older who are experiencing a mental health or substance use crisis can ...

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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: April 4, 2022

Linn County Campgrounds to Open April 15

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The Linn County Conservation Department invites you to connect with nature by spending some quality time outdoors camping this year. The popular modern campgrounds at Buffalo Creek Park, Morgan Creek Park, Pinicon Ridge Park, and Wanatee Park will open fo...

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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: April 4, 2022

Anne Carter Joins Linn County Public Health as Health Equity Program Manager

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Linn County Public Health (LCPH) is pleased to announce that Anne H. Carter has joined the agency on April 4, 2022 as its inaugural Health Equity Program Manager. 

“We’re very excited to have Anne join Linn County Public Health and look forward to...

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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: April 1, 2022

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month

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April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month and Linn County Community Partnerships for Protecting Children (CPPC) is spreading the word about the importance of healthy family relationships to prevent child abuse and its negative long-term effects.

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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: March 29, 2022

Linn County Public Health Ends Reporting COVID-19 Metrics and Case Data

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Effective April 1, 2022, Linn County Public Health (LCPH) will end reporting COVID-19 metrics and case data at the county level on its website. At the time of this announcement (March 29, 2022), case data is still available on the Iowa Department of Publi...

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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: March 23, 2022

Fiscal Year 2023 Budget Approved

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At its March 23 meeting, the Linn County Board of Supervisors approved a $154.8 million balanced budget for fiscal year 2023 following two public hearings. The newly approved budget lowers the countywide levy (property tax) rate to $5.85 per $1,000 of tax...

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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: March 16, 2022

Linn County Sheriff’s Office Implements Medical Priority Dispatch System

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The Linn County Sheriff’s Office is excited to announce the implementation of the Medical Priority Dispatch System™ (MPDS) to better serve the residents of Linn County.

With this new system, Communications Operators will follow nationally recognized standa...

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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: February 25, 2022

NextEra Energy Resources LLC Submits Applications for Utility-Scale Solar Projects in Linn County

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NextEra Energy Resources LLC has submitted applications to Linn County Planning & Development for two utility-scale solar projects in Linn County – Duane Arnold Solar I and Duane Arnold Solar II. The applications are posted ...

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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: February 11, 2022

Linn County Supervisors and Temporary Redistricting Commission Approve New Redistricting Map

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The Linn County Board of Supervisors today unanimously approved a new Linn County supervisor districts map (called Supervisor District Map Plan 1) as part of the required redistricting process. Redistricting is the process of redrawing boundaries for poli...

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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: January 24, 2022

Linn County Releases Updated Strategic Plan Created with Community Focus Group

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The Linn County Board of Supervisors today approved Linn County’s updated strategic plan for fiscal years 2022-2027. The new strategic plan builds on Linn County’s commitment to a Customer-Centered Culture. The updated plan focuses on five outcomes that r...

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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: January 20, 2022

Linn County Attorney’s Office Completes Investigation into Officer-Involved Shooting on Dec 17, 2021

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The Linn County Attorney’s Office has completed an investigation into the officer-involved shooting that occurred in the 1600 block of Center St. NE, Cedar Rapids, Iowa on Dec. 17, 2021. The incident involved Reserve Officer Scott Fruehling of the Cedar R...

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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: January 10, 2022

Board of Supervisors Opposes Use of Eminent Domain for Proposed CO2 Pipeline

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The Linn County Board of Supervisors signed a letter (PDF) to the Iowa Utilities Board in opposition to the use of eminent domain by both the Summit Carbon Solutions, LLC and Navigator Heartland Greenway CO2 pipeline projects. 

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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: December 21, 2021

Linn County Public Health Awarded National Accreditation through Public Health Accreditation Board

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The Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) recently determined to continue accreditation of Linn County Public Health. Linn County Public Health was originally accredited in 2015, and had submitted materials earlier this year to continue accreditation f...

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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: November 17, 2021

Linn County Awards $1 Million to PATCH Program

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The Linn County Board of Supervisors today approved $1 million to the Housing Fund for Linn County for the PATCH Program (Providing Assistance to Community Homeowners). The funding comes from Linn County’s portion of the federal American Rescue Plan Act (...

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Linn County Front Page News

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Posted on: April 5, 2022

Mental Health Access Center Expands Hours to Include Weekends

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Linn County is pleased to announce the Mental Health Access Center will expand its walk-in hours to include weekends effective Saturday, April 9, 2022. Individuals 18 years of age and older who are experiencing a mental health or substance use crisis can ...

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Mental Health Access Center

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Posted on: September 14, 2022

Options of Linn County Receives Three-Year Accreditation

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The Options of Linn County Day Habilitation Program was awarded a three-year accreditation, the highest level of acceptance, from CARF International (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities). CARF provides accreditation services worldwide...

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Posted on: September 8, 2022

Supervisors Approve Duane Arnold Solar LLC Rezoning Application in 2-1 Vote

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Following three public meetings, the Linn County Board of Supervisors on September 6, 2022, voted 2-1 to approve the rezoning applications for Duane Arnold Solar I LLC and the Duane Arnold Solar II LLC.

“Linn County is the leader in Iowa and the Midwest wi...

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Planning & Development

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Posted on: August 25, 2022

Monkeypox Response and Vaccination

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

August 25, 2022

 

Contact: Heather Meador

Phone: 319.892.6000

Email: [email protected]

 

Monkeypox Response and Vaccination

 

Eastern, Iowa (IA) – Since July, local public health ...

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Public Health
Posted on: March 29, 2022

Linn County Public Health Ends Reporting COVID-19 Metrics and Case Data

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Effective April 1, 2022, Linn County Public Health (LCPH) will end reporting COVID-19 metrics and case data at the county level on its website. At the time of this announcement (March 29, 2022), case data is still available on the Iowa Department of Publi...

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Public Health
Posted on: December 21, 2021

Linn County Public Health Awarded National Accreditation through Public Health Accreditation Board

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Linn County, IA – The Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) recently determined to continue accreditation of Linn County Public Health. Linn County Public Health was originally accredited in 2015, and had submitted materials earlier ...

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Public Health
Posted on: October 5, 2021

Linn County Public Health Receives Federal Funding for Youth Violence Prevention

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Division of Violence Prevention has announced Linn County Public Health (LCPH) is one of only eight recipients nationwide to receive Preventing Violence Affecting Young Lives (PREVAYL) fu...

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Public Health
Posted on: November 15, 2013

Some Linn County Schools Go Idle Free

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LINN COUNTY, IA - As school starts, parents and visitors to the Mt. Vernon Community School District (MVCSD) may notice something a little different this fall. Based on the assessment recommendations from Linn County Public Health (LCPH), Mt. Vernon’s ...Read on...

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Posted on: June 1, 2020

REAL ID Deadline Extended to May 3, 2023

Due to COVID-19, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has extended the deadline to get a REAL ID (gold star) on your driver’s license to May 3, 2023. If you fly commercially you will either need a REAL ID license or ID or another acceptable identity d...

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Posted on: September 22, 2022

Grow Solar Linn + Johnson Counties Receives 2022 ISAC Excellence in Action Award

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Grow Solar Linn + Johnson Counties received the 2022 Iowa State Association of Counties (ISAC) Excellence in Action Award. The Excellence in Action Award Program is a competitive awards program that seeks to identify and recognize innovative county govern...

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Sustainability
Posted on: September 20, 2022

Blog Post: Linn County Resiliency Hub - An Inside Look

The Board of Supervisors formalized Linn County's first resiliency hub by approving a resolution (PDF) on August 24, 2022. Learn what a resiliency hub is, how it will help the community, and the other work our Sustainability Department has accomp...

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Sustainability
Posted on: April 8, 2022

Results of Women’s History Month Sustainable Period Products Drive

During Women’s History Month this past March, Green Iowa AmeriCorps members, Dina Haveric (Cedar Rapids Trees Forever), Will Buechner (Matthew 25) and Emma Castiblanco (Linn County Sustainability) held a feminine hygiene period products drive th...

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Sustainability

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Posted on: August 4, 2022

5 Things to Know About Services Offered at the Treasurer’s Office

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The Linn County Treasurer’s Office sees more traffic than most of our County offices. The best times to visit the Treasurer's Office are Wednesday and Thursday mornings before 9 a.m. The busiest times to visit are Mondays and Fridays. However, regardless ...

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Treasurer's Office
Posted on: January 12, 2021

New Odometer Statement Requirements for Title Transfers on Older Vehicles

As a protection for consumers, federal and state laws require an odometer disclosure statement when the title of a vehicle 10 model years old or newer is transferred. The odometer disclosure statement is typically completed on the backside of the title. T...

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Treasurer's Office
Posted on: October 31, 2019

Bill of Sale Required for Transferring Vehicle Titles Beginning January 1, 2020

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Effective January 1, 2020, the Linn County Treasurer’s Office will require customers to provide a bill of sale when transferring titles to motor vehicles between private parties. A bill of sale or purchase agreement is already required for vehicles purcha...

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