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Posted on: January 27, 2023

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The Week in Review for Friday, Jan. 27, 2023, is now available.

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Posted on: December 29, 2022

Linn County Releases FY22 Annual Report

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Linn County has released its fiscal year 2022 Popular Annual Financial Report (PAFR). The report is part of Linn County’s ongoing commitment to keep residents informed about how taxpayer dollars are used to fund programs and services in an easy-...

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Posted on: January 25, 2023

Linn County Conservation Releases 2022 Annual Report

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At the Linn County Conservation Board regular monthly meeting this week, the Conservation Board approved for release the 2022 Annual Report. In addition to financial information from fiscal year 2022, the calendar year highlights within the report include...

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Posted on: January 18, 2023

January Marks National Radon Action Month

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January is a month that begins a new year, but it is also a month that starts National Radon Action Month. National Radon Action Month is dedicated to spreading awareness of what radon is, how it can impact indoor air quality, and the effects it can have ...

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Posted on: January 19, 2023

Linn County Seeks Voluntary Board and Commission Members

BOARD and COMMISSION OPENINGS

The Linn County Board of Supervisors is accepting applications to fill a number of voluntary appointments on County boards and commissions. 

 

Water & Land Legacy Bond Public Review Board – terms vary 

There are five ...

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Posted on: January 3, 2023

Introducing the 2023 Linn County Board of Supervisors and Elected Officials

2023 Board of Supervisors

Newly elected District 1 Linn County Supervisor Kirsten Running-Marquardt and incumbent District 2 Supervisor Ben Rogers were sworn in to office Dec. 29, 2022, filling the two open seats for the Linn County Board of Supervisors. Rogers and Running-Marquar...

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Posted on: January 4, 2023

Linn County Board of Supervisors Announce New Meeting Times

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The Linn County Board of Supervisors has changed its meeting times for its informal and formal weekly meetings. The meeting days remain unchanged. The Board's informal work sessions will be held on Mondays at 10 a.m. The formal sessions will be h...

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Posted on: December 9, 2022

Linn County's 2023 Legislative Priorities

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When the 2023 state legislative session begins in January, Linn County’s 2023 legislative priorities will focus on these top five issues:

Local Option Sales Tax and the Water and Land Legacy Fund

The current proposals to activate the 3/8th of one cent sales...

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Posted on: January 13, 2023

Statement from Linn County Attorney on the Investigation into the Death of Devonna Walker

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The Linn County Attorney’s Office received the final investigative file into the death of Devonna Walker from the Cedar Rapids Police Department the afternoon of Jan. 12, 2023. There is a lot of information to consider and evaluate and ...

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Posted on: January 11, 2023

Joint Statement from Linn County Attorney Nick Maybanks and Cedar Rapids Police Chief Wayne Jerman

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On Jan. 2, 2023, the Cedar Rapids Police Department notified the Linn County Attorney’s Office of an incident that occurred at 2135 North Towne Ct. NE in Cedar Rapids that resulted in the death of Devonna Walker. Cedar Rapids Police interviewed ...

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Posted on: December 22, 2022

Linn County Assessor’s Office Announces New Office Hours

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The Linn County Assessor’s Office announces new office hours beginning Dec. 27, 2022. The Assessor’s Office will be open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. These new hours will continue in 2023.

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Posted on: November 14, 2022

Linn County Ready for Winter Weather

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The Linn County Secondary Road Department is prepared for the 2022-23 winter season. Part of preparation is sharing information with residents about the Secondary Road Department’s hours of operation, snow routes, and snow and ice ordinance and ...

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Posted on: November 9, 2022

Planning Underway for Linn County’s FY24 Budget

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Planning is underway for Linn County’s fiscal year 2024 budget. The budget will be developed over the next two and a half months during a series of more than 20 public meetings between the Linn County Board of Supervisors, other Linn County elec...

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Posted on: December 22, 2022

Linn County Board of Supervisors Awards $80,000 in Witwer Trust Grants

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The Linn County Board of Supervisors has awarded $80,000 in grants from the Linn County Board of Supervisors Witwer Trust Fund to 24 non-profit organizations whose work benefits Linn County residents. The recipients were selected through an annual competi...

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Posted on: December 22, 2022

Linn County Assessor’s Office Announces New Office Hours

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The Linn County Assessor’s Office announces new office hours beginning Dec. 27, 2022. The Assessor’s Office will be open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. These new hours will continue in 2023.

The Linn County Assessor’s Office assesses real propert...

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Posted on: January 13, 2023

Statement from Linn County Attorney on the Investigation into the Death of Devonna Walker

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The Linn County Attorney’s Office received the final investigative file into the death of Devonna Walker from the Cedar Rapids Police Department the afternoon of Jan. 12, 2023. There is a lot of information to consider and evaluate and we will ma...

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Posted on: January 11, 2023

Joint Statement from Linn County Attorney Nick Maybanks and Cedar Rapids Police Chief Wayne Jerman

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On Jan. 2, 2023, the Cedar Rapids Police Department notified the Linn County Attorney’s Office of an incident that occurred at 2135 North Towne Ct. NE in Cedar Rapids that resulted in the death of Devonna Walker. Cedar Rapids Police interviewed witnesses ...

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Posted on: January 25, 2023

Linn County Conservation Releases 2022 Annual Report

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At the Linn County Conservation Board regular monthly meeting this week, the Conservation Board approved for release the 2022 Annual Report. In addition to financial information from fiscal year 2022, the calendar year highlights within the report include...

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Posted on: January 20, 2023

Linn County Conservation Hosting Adventure Day Dialogue

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Linn County Conservation will host a day of presenters at the Wickiup Hill Learning Center sharing tales and accounts of outdoor adventures. The event takes place Saturday, February 4 from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. People can pop in any time or bring a sack lunch ...

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Posted on: November 10, 2022

Ash Trees Along Road Within Wanatee Park to be Removed

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UPDATE   11/18/2022

Big Bluestem Drive is scheduled to be closed Monday, November 21, 2022 during the morning hours and into the afternoon so the contractor can complete the tree removal project. We appreciate your patience. 

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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: 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: 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: October 6, 2021

Linn County COVID-19 Status Update

LINN COUNTY COVID-19 STATUS UPDATE

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

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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

Note: The State of Iowa has transitioned from reportin...

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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

Note: The State of Iowa has transitioned from reporting...

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Posted on: November 14, 2022

Linn County Ready for Winter Weather

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The Linn County Secondary Road Department is prepared for the 2022-23 winter season. Part of preparation is sharing information with residents about the Secondary Road Department’s hours of operation, snow routes, and snow and ice ordinance and policy.

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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: January 25, 2023

Linn County Conservation Releases 2022 Annual Report

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The Linn County Conservation Board has released the 2022 Annual Report. In addition to financial information from fiscal year 2022, highlights in the report include:

  • Continued forest restoration after the 2020 derecho 
  • Expansion of Morgan Creek Par...
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Posted on: January 19, 2023

Linn County Seeks Voluntary Board and Commission Members

BOARD and COMMISSION OPENINGS

The Linn County Board of Supervisors is accepting applications to fill a number of voluntary appointments on County boards and commissions. 

 

Water & Land Legacy Bond Public Review Board – terms vary 

There are five ...

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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: January 18, 2023

January Marks National Radon Action Month

Public Health

January is a month that begins a new year, but it is also a month that starts National Radon Action Month. National Radon Action Month is dedicated to spreading awareness of what radon is, how it can impact indoor air quality, and the effects it can have ...

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Posted on: January 13, 2023

Statement from Linn County Attorney on the Investigation into the Death of Devonna Walker

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The Linn County Attorney’s Office received the final investigative file into the death of Devonna Walker from the Cedar Rapids Police Department the afternoon of Jan. 12, 2023. There is a lot of information to consider and evaluate and we will ma...

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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: January 11, 2023

Joint Statement from Linn County Attorney Nick Maybanks and Cedar Rapids Police Chief Wayne Jerman

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Joint Statement from Linn County Attorney Nick Maybanks and Cedar Rapids Police Chief Wayne Jerman on the Investigation into the Homicide of Devonna Walker

On Jan. 2, 2023, the Cedar Rapids Police Department notified the Linn County Attorney’s Of...

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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: January 4, 2023

Linn County Board of Supervisors Announce New Meeting Times

Board Room Dias

The Linn County Board of Supervisors has changed its meeting times for its informal and formal weekly meetings. The meeting days remain unchanged. The Board's informal work sessions will be held on Mondays at 10 a.m. The formal sessions will be held on We...

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Posted on: January 3, 2023

Introducing the 2023 Linn County Board of Supervisors and Elected Officials

2023 Board of Supervisors

Newly elected District 1 Linn County Supervisor Kirsten Running-Marquardt and incumbent District 2 Supervisor Ben Rogers were sworn in to office Dec. 29, 2022, filling the two open seats for the Linn County Board of Supervisors. Rogers and Running-Marquar...

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Posted on: December 22, 2022

Linn County Board of Supervisors Awards $80,000 in Witwer Trust Grants

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The Linn County Board of Supervisors has awarded $80,000 in grants from the Linn County Board of Supervisors Witwer Trust Fund to 24 non-profit organizations whose work benefits Linn County residents. The recipients were selected through an annual competi...

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

Linn County Releases FY22 Annual Report

FY22 Annual Report Cover showing various photos of County employees

Linn County has released its fiscal year 2022 Popular Annual Financial Report (PAFR). The report is part of Linn County’s ongoing commitment to keep residents informed about how taxpayer dollars are used to fund programs and services in an easy-to-read fo...

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Posted on: December 9, 2022

Linn County's 2023 Legislative Priorities

Iowa State Capitol

When the 2023 state legislative session begins in January, Linn County’s 2023 legislative priorities will focus on these top five issues:

Local Option Sales Tax and the Water and Land Legacy Fund

The current proposals to activate the 3/8th of one cent sales...

Read on...

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Posted on: November 23, 2022

Linn County Public Health Releases Annual Report

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“Although the pandemic is still with us, we have renewed our focus on delivering our regular public health services. This report summarizes our ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as our continued work in building a healthier Linn...

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Posted on: November 14, 2022

Linn County Ready for Winter Weather

Snow Plow

The Linn County Secondary Road Department is prepared for the 2022-23 winter season. Part of preparation is sharing information with residents about the Secondary Road Department’s hours of operation, snow routes, and snow and ice ordinance and policy.

Sno...

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

Planning Underway for Linn County’s FY24 Budget

Linn County Public Service Center Building

Planning is underway for Linn County’s fiscal year 2024 budget. The budget will be developed over the next two and a half months during a series of more than 20 public meetings between the Linn County Board of Supervisors, other Linn County elected offici...

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Posted on: October 19, 2022

Board of Supervisors Awards Second Round of ARPA Funding

Linn County Awards Round 2 ARPA Funding

The Linn County Board of Supervisors today awarded the second 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 economic and he...

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Posted on: September 26, 2022

Linn County Welcomes New LIFTS Director, Honors Outgoing Director

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On September 30, 2022, Tom Hardecopf will retire from his role as LIFTS director, a position he has held for 13 years since first joining Linn County in 2009. During his tenure as director, Hardecopf helped advance the LIFTS Department by overseeing a mov...

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Posted on: September 20, 2022

Linn County Wins National Communication Award

3CMA Award News Flash

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: 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: March 23, 2022

Fiscal Year 2023 Budget Approved

Board Approves FY23 Budget

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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Posted on: January 18, 2023

January Marks National Radon Action Month

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January is a month that begins a new year, but it is also a month that starts National Radon Action Month. National Radon Action Month is dedicated to spreading awareness of what radon is, how it can impact indoor air quality, and the effects it can have ...

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Posted on: December 14, 2022

Linn County Public Health Partners with Local Pharmacies for Free STI Testing

Linn County Public Health (LCPH) is partnering with local pharmacies to provide testing for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) at no charge.  

 

STIs can cause serious issues if left untreated. Infections can cause infertility, pelvic ...

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Posted on: November 23, 2022

Linn County Public Health Releases Annual Report

“Although the pandemic is still with us, we have renewed our focus on delivering our regular public health services. This report summarizes our ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as our continued work in building a healthier Linn...

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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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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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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 7, 2025

REAL ID (gold star) requirements have been extended another two years, from May 2023 to May 7, 2025. The extension allows states enough time to ensure residents are REAL ID ready and will have appropriate identification when boarding domestic flights or e...

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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: November 8, 2022

Are You Behind on Your Property Taxes?

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Are you behind on your property taxes? The Iowa Homeowner Assistance Fund provides eligible homeowners assistance with mortgage payments and related property expenses, including past due property taxes. This program is managed by the State’s Iow...

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Posted on: October 31, 2019

Bill of Sale Required for Transferring Vehicle Titles

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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 vehic...

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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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