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Posted on: October 7, 2022

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The Week in Review for Friday, October 7, 2022 is now available.

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Posted on: October 6, 2022

Absentee Ballot Request Forms and Early Voting Options for the November 8 General Election

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The Linn County Auditor’s Office is now accepting absentee ballot request forms for the November 8, 2022, general election until 5 p.m. Monday, October 24.  

There are three ways to obtain an absentee ballot request form:

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Posted on: October 6, 2022

Scammers Using Linn County Sheriff’s Office Employee Names

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The Linn County Sheriff’s Office has received several reports of scammers using actual names of Sheriff’s Office employees and advising the victims that they have missed jury duty and now have a warrant issued for their arrest. The vic...

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Posted on: October 4, 2022

Linn County Seeks Veteran Affairs Commission Member

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The Linn County Board of Supervisors is seeking Linn County residents interested in volunteering to serve on the Linn County Veteran Affairs Commission. The vacant seat is for an unexpired term that ends June 30, 2023. The commission establishes the eligi...

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Posted on: October 5, 2022

Linn County Board of Supervisors Awards $150,000 in Legacy and Community Attraction Grants

Legacy and Community Attraction Grants Awards

The Linn County Board of Supervisors has awarded $150,000 in grants from its Legacy and Community Attraction Fund to four non-profit organizations. The recipients were selected through an annual competitive grant process. 

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Posted on: October 5, 2022

County Attorney’s Office Accepts Findings of Iowa AG’s Office for Officer-Involved Shooting

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Linn County Attorney Nick Maybanks released the following statement after reviewing the findings of the Iowa Attorney General’s Office investigation into the officer-involved shooting that occurred August 30, 2022, during the early morning hours at the In...

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Posted on: October 3, 2022

October is Plant a Native Tree Month

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The Linn County Board of Supervisors signed a proclamation celebrating October as Plant a Native Tree Month. Native plants and trees are critical to our ecosystem. They support significantly more wildlife than non-native species; they are adapted to the l...

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Posted on: September 30, 2022

Linn County to Hold Public Hearing October 3 on Possible Solar Moratorium

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The Linn County Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing and first consideration Monday, October 3, 2022, at 11 a.m. on an ordinance that, if passed, would place a moratorium on accepting rezoning applications for the Renewable En...

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Posted on: September 27, 2022

Grant Wood Trail Public Input Meeting to be Held in Springville

Grant Wood Trail Public Input Meeting

The Linn County Conservation Board will host a public input meeting regarding the Grant Wood Trail on October 18, 2022, from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. at the American Legion Post 331 located at 252 Broadway St. in Springville. The meeting is a “drop-in” format wit...

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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

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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 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 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: 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: 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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