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Posted on: May 23, 2022

Mowing Roadside Vegetation Prohibited Until July 15 to Protect Roadside Habitats

Roadside Mowing Prohibited

The Linn County Secondary Road Department and the Linn County Conservation Department remind county residents that state law prohibits mowing roadside vegetation in the rights-of-way or medians on any primary highway, interstate highway, or secon...

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Posted on: May 19, 2022

Bridge Replacement Project to Begin on Hollenbeck Road

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A bridge replacement project is scheduled to start the week of May 23 on Hollenbeck Road. The project is expected to last 3-4 months.  

 

Hollenbeck Road will be closed to all traffic at the bridge location. A detour will be posted for thi...

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Posted on: May 18, 2022

Linn County Offices Closed May 30 for Memorial Day

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Linn County governmental offices will be closed on Monday, May 30 in observance of Memorial Day. 

The following services will continue to operate:

  • Juvenile Detention and Diversion Services
  • Mental Health Access Center
  • The Sheriff’s Office will be clos...
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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: May 11, 2022

Top 5 Things to Know About Voting in the Primary

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The June 7, 2022 Primary election is rapidly approaching and Linn County Elections wants you to have the information you need in order to cast your vote. Here are the top 5 things to know about voting in the June 7 Primary:

1.    Redistri...

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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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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.

Rogers discussed Linn County&...

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Posted on: April 28, 2022

April 30 is National Prescription Take-Back Day

DEA Drug Take Back Day April 30

Unneeded prescription medication—those that are old, unwanted, or no longer needed—are a public safety issue and can be just as dangerous as street drugs when taken without a prescription or a doctor’s supervision. A majority of people who misuse a prescr...

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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: April 28, 2022

Linn County Secondary Road Department Herbicide Applications to Begin May 9

Herbicide Applications to Begin May 9

Starting May 9, the Linn County Secondary Road Department will begin conducting roadside spot herbicide application for noxious weeds, brush, and bare-ground treatment. The project is expected to run through mid-September.

Noxious weed application will tak...

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

Now Accepting Absentee Ballot Request Forms for June Primary Election

Absentee Ballot Request Form

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.

Obtaining an Absentee Ballot Request Form

There are three ways to obt...

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Posted on: April 12, 2022

Join Us for the State of the County Address April 29

Supervisor Ben Rogers

Linn County Supervisor Chair Ben Rogers will present Linn County’s accomplishments and future priorities at Linn County’s State of the County address during National County Government Month on Friday, April 29, 2022 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Hotel ...

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Posted on: April 7, 2022

April is National County Government Month

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Linn County is among hundreds of communities throughout the United States observing National County Government Month in April. This initiative is sponsored by the National Association of Counties (NACo) to showcase how counties help create and sustain hea...

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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: April 22, 2022

5 Sustainability Tips to Celebrate Earth Day

Earth Day is every day

Linn County is committed to environmental sustainability and resource protection and working towards a more environmentally just future. Everyone can invest in our planet and make a difference.

Here are 5 easy things you can do at work or at home:

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Posted on: March 22, 2022

Linn County Unveils Redesigned Website

Homepage Linn County Website

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

Dust Control Signup Now Open

Dust Control Sign-Up

Dust control sign up is now open for residents in unincorporated Linn County. 

Residents can sign up for dust control in the following ways:

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

Join Us for the State of the County Address April 29

Supervisor Ben Rogers

Linn County Supervisor Chair Ben Rogers will present Linn County’s accomplishments and future priorities at Linn County’s State of the County address during National County Government Month on Friday, April 29, 2022 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Hotel ...

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Posted on: April 4, 2022

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

Anne Carter

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.

Child...

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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 24, 2022

Severe Weather Awareness

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Are you ready for severe weather? Severe Weather Awareness Week in Iowa is March 21 to 25 and is an opportunity to highlight the importance of being aware of — and prepared for — severe weather. It is an ideal time to review your household’s emergency pla...

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

Linn County Public Health COVID-19 After-Action Report

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Linn County Public Health (LCPH), in partnership with Coll Consulting, has produced a COVID-19 After Action Report to summarize local pandemic response and to document key takeaways. The report covers a 16-month period between when the first COVID-19 case...

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

Six sites at Wickiup Hill added to National Register

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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 the Cedar River Greenbelt. The Li...

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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

NEXTERA ENERGY RESOURCES LLC APPLICATIONS RECEIVED

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 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 co...

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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 12, 2022

Linn County Board of Supervisors Approve Changes to Building Codes

BUILDING CODE UPDATES APPROVED

The Linn County Board of Supervisors have approved revisions to our code of ordinances as it relates to construction codes in Linn County. The Linn County Building Division has worked with surrounding jurisdictions in an effort to gain consistency in East...

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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. 

The Iowa Utilities ...

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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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Posted on: December 21, 2021

Linn County Welcomes New Facilities Director, Honors Long-Time Outgoing Director

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On Dec. 31, 2021, Garth Fagerbakke will retire from his role as Facilities Manager, a position he has held for 22 years since first joining Linn County in 1999. 

Following the historic Flood of 2008, Fagerbakke was named Construction Services Mana...

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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: December 2, 2021

Linn County Earns Awards for Excellence in Financial Reporting

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The Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) of the United States and Canada has awarded Linn County the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for the County’s Annual Comprehensive Financial Report (ACFR) and the Award for...

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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
Posted on: October 8, 2021

Linn County Website URL and Email Addresses Change

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Linn County has changed the URL for the County’s website to LinnCountyIowa.gov effective October 11, 2021. In addition, Linn County governmental email addresses have also changed to [email protected] The change is happening because th...

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