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Posted on: November 21, 2019

Jordan’s Grove Road to Close for Bridge Replacement

Orange traffic sign says road closed

Jordan’s Grove Road is scheduled to close Monday December 2, 2019 at the Wapsipinicon River for a bridge replacement project. The closure will last 7-9 months depending on weather. The project was awarded to A.M. Cohron & Sons, Inc. of Atlan...

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Posted on: November 19, 2019

Linn County Receives Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for 24th 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 24th consecutive year. The award is the highest form of recognition in governmental budget...

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Posted on: November 13, 2019

Emergency Winter Overflow Shelter Now Open in Linn County

Fillmore Building exterior

Linn County, the City of Cedar Rapids, and Willis Dady Homeless Services are pleased to announce the emergency winter overflow shelter will open Friday, November 15 at 6 p.m. in Linn County.

“This is a big step in helping to serve those in our community wh...

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Posted on: November 13, 2019

Linn County Offices Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday

Offices Closed for Thanksgiving

In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, most Linn County governmental offices will be closed Thursday and Friday, Nov. 28 and 29. Regular business hours resume on Monday, Dec. 2.

The following services will continue to operate:

  • Juvenile Detention and Div...
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Posted on: November 12, 2019

Planning Underway for Linn County’s FY21 Budget

Budget Forum November 19 2019 with County logo

Planning is underway for Linn County’s fiscal year 2021 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: November 1, 2019

Linn County Public Health Moves to Dr. Percy and Lileah Harris Building

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Linn County Public Health offices will close beginning at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, November 6, through Friday, November 8. Linn County Public Health will reopen on Tuesday, November 12 at its new location, The Dr. Percy and Lileah Harris Building, located at ...

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Posted on: November 4, 2019

Linn County Now Accepting Witwer Trust Grant Applications

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The Linn County Board of Supervisors is accepting grant applications for the fiscal year 2020 Witwer Trust Grant Program. Eligible non-profit organizations in Linn County may apply for grant funding for projects that benefit Linn County residents...

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Posted on: October 31, 2019

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

Bill of Sale form with a pen

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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Posted on: October 30, 2019

Linn County Launches Mobile App

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Linn County recently launched a new mobile app for its redesigned website LinnCounty.org. The app provides residents and visitors with convenient access to County news, events, public meetings, job openings, road construction, and much more. 

The ...

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Posted on: October 9, 2019

Open Burning Variance Applications Considered Through November 26 for Parts of Linn County

Fall leaves on the ground

Residents of unincorporated Linn County who live on property zoned Urban Service Residential (USR) and are within one-half mile of Cedar Rapids, Marion, or Hiawatha city limits who wish to burn landscape waste or leaves can apply for a burn permit varianc...

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Posted on: October 22, 2019

Linn County Juvenile Detention & Diversion Services Achieves PREA Certification

Trees along river with Linn County logo

Linn County Juvenile Detention & Diversion Services was certified on October 17, 2019 to be 100% compliant with the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA). The Linn County Juvenile Detention Center is only the second detention center in the state of Iowa ...

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Posted on: October 16, 2019

Eastern Iowa Airport (CID) launches Wings2Water

Aviation wings with water teardrop

 LINN COUNTY, IA  October 16- Wings2Water, a fundraising platform for water quality projects in Linn and Johnson Counties, has officially launched providing a way for anyone to help contribute to regional water quality improvement projec...

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Posted on: September 9, 2019

Linn County Wins Five National Communication Awards

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The Linn County Communications Department earned five national communication and marketing awards at the City-County Communications and Marketing Association (3CMA) Annual Conference September 5 in Denver, CO.

The Savvy Awards, held in conjunction with 3CM...

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Posted on: September 16, 2019

Options of Linn County Receives Three-Year Accreditation

Options Accreditation certificate

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 13, 2019

Linn County Earns Awards for Excellence in Financial Reporting

Communications Director and Finance Director holding awards

Linn County was recently awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for the County’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) and the Award for Outstanding Achievement in Popular Annual Financial Reporting f...

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Posted on: August 30, 2019

Linn County Opioid Steering Committee Releases 2019 Linn County Opioid Action Plan

Three Linn County Public Health employees holding the Opioid Action Plan document

The opioid epidemic is a public health concern and county specific data has indicated opioid misuse to have a negative health impact within Linn County. Pramod Dwivedi, Health Director at Linn County Public Health, notes that “in 2017 alone, Lin...

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Posted on: August 21, 2019

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

Economic and Community Development Fund

The Linn County Board of Supervisors last week awarded $200,000 in economic and community development funding to 15 Linn County organizations (PDF).

“We are proud to support the important work being accomplished in our community by these organiza...

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Posted on: April 22, 2019

Pinicon Ridge Park featured on State of Iowa's "99 Counties, 99 Parks" list

Trees along river with Linn County logo

Pinicon Ridge Park is one of 99 county parks featured in a new effort announced by the State of Iowa today to encourage residents and visitors alike to explore Iowa’s outdoors. The “99 Counties, 99 Parks” initiative highlight...

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Posted on: April 18, 2019

New Collaboration in Linn County Aims to Improve Health Outcomes

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Linn County Public Health, in partnership with 19 area agencies, today announced a new collaboration aimed at enhancing communications among independent health and social service organizations to provide better care and measurable improvements in health o...

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Posted on: April 8, 2019

Voting Rights Restoration Process Letters Mailed to Eligible Linn County Residents

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On March 12, 2019, Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds announced a simplified process for felons to apply to have their voting rights restored. Linn County Election Services mailed a letter today to approximately 3,000 Linn County residents who have completed thei...

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Posted on: March 7, 2019

Linn County Featured in Business View Magazine for Best Sustainable Practices by Governments

Trees along river with Linn County logo

Linn County has taken significant steps to support sustainability practices and environmentally friendly goals. Recently, Business View Magazine spoke with three Linn County officials: Les Beck, Director of Planning & Development; Jim Hodina, Environm...

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Posted on: February 8, 2019

Linn County Unveils Redesigned Website

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Welcome to the newly redesigned Linn County website!

The new LinnCounty.org offers more user-friendly features with a variety of enhancements to elevate your online experience and make doing business online with the County faster and easier.

Throughout the ...

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Posted on: July 12, 2018

Linn County Launches New Brand and Logo System

Linn County Logo

Linn County is getting a new look! The County recently developed a new brand in an effort to create greater consistency among County departments and committees and to better serve its customers.

The new brand system includes a fresh new logo that is bold a...

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Posted on: July 25, 2018

Linn County Treasurer’s Office Now Shows Wait Times Online

Treasurer's Lobby Area

The Linn County Treasurer’s Office has launched a new tool to help customers who access services from the Treasurer’s Office. Customers can now find the current average wait time in the Treasurer’s Office by visiting Linn County’s website. The li...

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Posted on: November 13, 2019

Emergency Winter Overflow Shelter Now Open in Linn County

Fillmore Building exterior

Linn County, the City of Cedar Rapids, and Willis Dady Homeless Services are pleased to announce the emergency winter overflow shelter will open Friday, November 15 at 6 p.m. in Linn County.

“This is a big step in helping to serve those in our community wh...

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Linn County Board of Supervisors
Posted on: November 12, 2019

Planning Underway for Linn County’s FY21 Budget

Budget Forum November 19 2019 with County logo

Planning is underway for Linn County’s fiscal year 2021 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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Linn County Board of Supervisors
Posted on: November 4, 2019

Linn County Now Accepting Witwer Trust Grant Applications

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The Linn County Board of Supervisors is accepting grant applications for the fiscal year 2020 Witwer Trust Grant Program. Eligible non-profit organizations in Linn County may apply for grant funding for projects that benefit Linn County residents...

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Additional Info... Linn County Board of Supervisors
Posted on: October 9, 2019

Open Burning Variance Applications Considered Through November 26 for Parts of Linn County

Fall leaves on the ground

Residents of unincorporated Linn County who live on property zoned Urban Service Residential (USR) and are within one-half mile of Cedar Rapids, Marion, or Hiawatha city limits who wish to burn landscape waste or leaves can apply for a burn permit varianc...

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Linn County Board of Supervisors
Posted on: August 21, 2019

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

Economic and Community Development Fund

The Linn County Board of Supervisors last week awarded $200,000 in economic and community development funding to 15 Linn County organizations (PDF).

“We are proud to support the important work being accomplished in our community by these organiza...

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Download a printable list of FY 2020 recipients Linn County Board of Supervisors
Posted on: May 8, 2019

Supervisor Walker Delivers State of the County Address

Supervisor Stacey Walker speaking at the State of the County

Linn County Supervisor Chair Stacey Walker presented Linn County’s accomplishments and future priorities during Linn County’s State of the County address on Wednesday, May 8, 2019, at The Hotel at Kirkwood Center.

During his presentation, Supervisor Walker...

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Linn County Board of Supervisors
Posted on: July 12, 2018

Linn County Launches New Brand and Logo System

New Linn County Logo

Linn County is getting a new look! The County recently developed a new brand in an effort to create greater consistency among County departments and committees and to better serve its customers.

The new brand system includes a fresh new logo that is bold a...

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Additional Info... Linn County Board of Supervisors

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Posted on: November 14, 2018

County Attorney's Office get Tougher on Criminals

The first initiative involves new efforts to aggressively prosecute those who violate probation and includes a policy of recommending that serious offenders be held without bond pending their hearing. Those who violate the terms and conditions of their pr...

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Posted on: October 17, 2018

Teens and Social Media

We are committed to educating the public about the potential perils of online sexting, bullying and harassment among minors and illegal online behavior of adults that may put our minors in danger. If you’d like to request us to appear and discus...

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Posted on: September 23, 2019

Linn County Family Transformation Services earns the Iowa Family Support Credential

The Iowa Department of Management and Public Health is pleased to announce that the Linn County Family Transformation Services program of Linn County has earned the Iowa Family Support Credential.  The Iowa Family Support Credential is awarded to...

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Posted on: September 9, 2019

Linn County Wins Five National Communication Awards

Savvy Award trophies

The Linn County Communications Department earned five national communication and marketing awards at the City-County Communications and Marketing Association (3CMA) Annual Conference September 5 in Denver, CO.

The Savvy Awards, held in conjunction with 3CM...

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Posted on: September 13, 2019

Linn County Earns Awards for Excellence in Financial Reporting

Communications Director and Finance Director holding awards

Linn County was recently awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for the County’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) and the Award for Outstanding Achievement in Popular Annual Financial Reporting for its Pop...

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Posted on: October 16, 2019

Eastern Iowa Airport (CID) launches Wings2Water

Wings2Water Logo dot org color logo

 LINN COUNTY, IA  October 16- Wings2Water, a fundraising platform for water quality projects in Linn and Johnson Counties, has officially launched providing a way for anyone to help contribute to regional water quality improvement projec...

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Posted on: August 29, 2019

Linn County Conservation presented with 2019 Excellence in Action award from ISAC

Conservation Award Photo

The Linn County 1,000 Acres Pollinator Initiative is a recipient of the 2019 Iowa State Association of Counties (ISAC) Excellence in Action Award. The Excellence in Action Award Program is a competitive awards program that seeks to recognize innovative co...

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Additional Info... Conservation Department - Linn County
Posted on: April 22, 2019

Pinicon Ridge Park featured on State of Iowa's "99 Counties, 99 Parks" list

LINN COUNTY, IA  April 22, 2019  Pinicon Ridge Park is one of 99 county parks featured in a new effort announced by the State of Iowa today to encourage residents and visitors alike to explore Iowa’s outdoors. The “99...

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Additional Info... Conservation Department - Linn County
Posted on: March 7, 2019

Linn County Featured in Business View Magazine for Best Sustainable Practices by Governments

Trees along river with Linn County logo

Linn County has taken significant steps to support sustainability practices and environmentally friendly goals. Recently, Business View Magazine spoke with three Linn County officials: Les Beck, Director of Planning & Development; Jim Hodina, Environm...

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Conservation Department - Linn County

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Posted on: October 21, 2019

Linn County Early Childhood Iowa Names New Executive Committee Members

The Linn County Early Childhood Iowa (ECI) Board named the following as Executive Committee members:

  • Tara Carrera-Bauer, Secretary (see photo), Cedar Rapids Public Library;
  • Wyatt Dagit, Board Member at Large (see photo), UnityPoint St. Luk...
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Posted on: October 2, 2019

Linn County Early Childhood Iowa Names New Board Members

The Linn County Early Childhood Iowa (ECI) Board named the following as governance board members for three year terms:

Dan Louzek, Abbe Mental Health Center;

Drew Westberg, Coe College.

About the ECI Board

Early Childhood Iowa was established by mandate of th...

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Posted on: November 21, 2019

Jordan’s Grove Road to Close for Bridge Replacement

Orange traffic sign says road closed

Jordan’s Grove Road is scheduled to close Monday December 2, 2019 at the Wapsipinicon River for a bridge replacement project. The closure will last 7-9 months depending on weather. The project was awarded to A.M. Cohron & Sons, Inc. of Atlantic, Iowa ...

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Posted on: November 13, 2019

Upcoming 2020 Road Construction - County Home Road

County Home Road Project 2020

In 2020, County Home Road will be under construction from N Center Point Road to the bridge over Indian Creek, 1/2 mile west of Highway 13.  Construction includes concrete paving, the addition of right and left turn lanes, and roundabouts at the ...

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Posted on: November 19, 2019

Linn County Receives Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for 24th Consecutive Year

Budget Award plaque

Linn County has received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for the 24th consecutive year. The award is the highest form of recognition in governmental budget...

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Finance & Budget - Linn County
Posted on: November 12, 2019

Planning Underway for Linn County’s FY21 Budget

Budget Forum November 19 2019 with County logo

Planning is underway for Linn County’s fiscal year 2021 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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Finance & Budget - Linn County
Posted on: September 13, 2019

Linn County Earns Awards for Excellence in Financial Reporting

Communications Director and Finance Director holding awards

Linn County was recently awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for the County’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) and the Award for Outstanding Achievement in Popular Annual Financial Reporting for its Pop...

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Finance & Budget - Linn County
Posted on: July 23, 2019

Bearrows Named Linn County Budget Director

Sara Bearrows head shot

Linn County Finance Director Dawn Jindrich has named Sara Bearrows as the County’s new Budget Director, effective July 29, 2019. Most recently, Bearrows served as Chief Deputy Treasurer in the Linn County Treasurer’s Office.

“Sara’s skills and experience i...

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Finance & Budget - Linn County

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Posted on: November 3, 2016

Risk Manager Steve Estenson Led Linn County’s Flood Efforts

Steve Estenson standing near May's Island

One of the first decisions made by the Linn County Board of Supervisors in the days before the 2016 flood was to appoint Linn County Risk Manager Steve Estenson as the Incident Commander. That’s a formal way of saying that Steve was in charge of coordinat...Read on...

Flood 2016: Success Stories
Posted on: November 3, 2016

Geographic Information Services Department Played a Crucial Role in the County’s Flood Efforts

Image of a GIS map of the Cedar River through Cedar Rapids

The Geographic Information Services Department (GIS) played a crucial role in Linn County’s efforts to battle the rising water from the September 2016 flood and help residents in need.

The GIS Team began by creating a predictive flood map that helped i...Read on...

Flood 2016: Success Stories
Posted on: November 3, 2016

Multiple County Departments Pitch in to Brace for Flood Water

County crews installing HESCO barriers at the Linn County Sheriff's Office

One day after flood waters crested in downtown Cedar Rapids, Linn County Secondary Road Superintendent Ben Merta proudly showed off some of the work his department did to prepare for the flood.

“This is called skid loader ballet,” said Merta, smiling. ...Read on...

Flood 2016: Success Stories
Posted on: November 3, 2016

Lessons Learned from the Flood of 2008

Photo of Linn County Public Service Center

Linn County Facilities Director Garth Fagerbakke said one of the defining moments of the 2016 flood had to do with a sanitary sewer line.

Fagerbakke said in the wake of the 2008 flood, a valve was installed at the Public Service Center (PSC) to shut of...Read on...

Flood 2016: Success Stories
Posted on: November 3, 2016

Treasurer’s Office Gave Flood-Affected Residents an Extension to Pay Property Taxes

DOT mobile unit at the Community Services Building

Linn County Treasurer Sharon Gonzalez leveraged an important contact to significantly help county taxpayers as the flood water started to rise.

During a September 24th meeting with former county treasurer and Iowa Lieutenant Governor Kim Reynolds, Sha...Read on...

Flood 2016: Success Stories
Posted on: November 3, 2016

Linn County Conservation Employees Were Right on the Mark

Heron Playground at Pinicon Ridge Park under water due to flood

My name is Aaron Batchelder and I’m the Wapsipinicon District Park Manager. On behalf of the Linn County Conservation Department, I want to share our flood story.

When people hear "Flood-Linn County", most people think about the Cedar River a...Read on...

Flood 2016: Success Stories
Posted on: November 3, 2016

Auditor’s Office Makes Seamless Transition

Auditor's Office employees at their temporary location during the 2016 flood

“The transition was seamless!”

That’s how Linn County Deputy Auditor Becky Shoop described the functions of the Auditor’s Office before, during and after the flood.

With only days to spare before the start of early voting on September 29, employees ...Read on...

Flood 2016: Success Stories
Posted on: November 3, 2016

Innovative Solutions to Flood Problems

Jig to remove HESCO barrier pins

Linn County Secondary Road Mechanic Dennis Kriegel knows first-hand that necessity is truly the mother of invention.

In the wake of the flood, Kriegel created a “jig” (pictured at right) that made it safer, faster and less damaging to take the HESCO b...Read on...

Flood 2016: Success Stories

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Posted on: October 22, 2019

Linn County Juvenile Detention & Diversion Services Achieves PREA Certification

Trees along river with Linn County logo

Linn County Juvenile Detention & Diversion Services was certified on October 17, 2019 to be 100% compliant with the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA). The Linn County Juvenile Detention Center is only the second detention center in the state of Iowa ...

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Juvenile Detention & Diversion Services News - Linn County

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Posted on: November 13, 2019

Emergency Winter Overflow Shelter Now Open in Linn County

Fillmore Building exterior

Linn County, the City of Cedar Rapids, and Willis Dady Homeless Services are pleased to announce the emergency winter overflow shelter will open Friday, November 15 at 6 p.m. in Linn County.

“This is a big step in helping to serve those in our community wh...

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Linn County Community Services - Core Services
Posted on: September 23, 2019

Linn County Family Transformation Services earns the Iowa Family Support Credential

The Iowa Department of Management and Public Health is pleased to announce that the Linn County Family Transformation Services program of Linn County has earned the Iowa Family Support Credential.  The Iowa Family Support Credential is awarded to...

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Linn County Community Services - Core Services
Posted on: September 10, 2019

Thielen Appointed to National Association of County Human Services Administrators Board of Directors

David Thielen

David Thielen, Executive Director of Linn County Community Services (LCCS), was recently appointed to the National Association of County Human Services Administrators (NACHSA) Board of Directors for the upcoming 2019/2020 year.

Serving alongside county ele...

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Linn County Community Services - Core Services
Posted on: September 10, 2019

Thielen Re-appointed to NACo Steering Committee

David Thielen

David Thielen, Executive Director of Linn County Community Services (LCCS), was recently re-appointed to the National Association of Counties Human Services and Education (HSE) Policy Steering Committee for the upcoming 2019/2020 year. The NACo steering c...

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Linn County Community Services - Core Services
Posted on: August 1, 2019

The Cost of Homelessness in Linn County

A new study by Linn County and Willis Dady Homeless Services takes a look at the cost of homelessness locally. While Linn County has been tracking the number of individuals and families experiencing homelessness for years, this is the first study that loo...

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Linn County Community Services - Core Services

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Posted on: November 21, 2019

Jordan’s Grove Road to Close for Bridge Replacement

Orange traffic sign says road closed

Jordan’s Grove Road is scheduled to close Monday December 2, 2019 at the Wapsipinicon River for a bridge replacement project. The closure will last 7-9 months depending on weather. The project was awarded to A.M. Cohron & Sons, Inc. of Atlantic, Iowa ...

Read on...

Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: November 19, 2019

Linn County Receives Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for 24th Consecutive Year

Budget Award plaque

Linn County has received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for the 24th consecutive year. The award is the highest form of recognition in governmental budget...

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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: November 13, 2019

Emergency Winter Overflow Shelter Now Open in Linn County

Fillmore Building exterior

Linn County, the City of Cedar Rapids, and Willis Dady Homeless Services are pleased to announce the emergency winter overflow shelter will open Friday, November 15 at 6 p.m. in Linn County.

“This is a big step in helping to serve those in our community wh...

Read on...

Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: November 13, 2019

Linn County Offices Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday

Offices Closed for Thanksgiving

In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, most Linn County governmental offices will be closed Thursday and Friday, Nov. 28 and 29. Regular business hours resume on Monday, Dec. 2.

The following services will continue to operate:

  • Juvenile Detention and Div...
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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: November 12, 2019

Planning Underway for Linn County’s FY21 Budget

Budget Forum November 19 2019 with County logo

Planning is underway for Linn County’s fiscal year 2021 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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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: November 4, 2019

Linn County Now Accepting Witwer Trust Grant Applications

Witwer Trust logo

The Linn County Board of Supervisors is accepting grant applications for the fiscal year 2020 Witwer Trust Grant Program. Eligible non-profit organizations in Linn County may apply for grant funding for projects that benefit Linn County residents...

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Additional Info... Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: October 31, 2019

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

Bill of Sale form with a pen

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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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: October 30, 2019

Linn County Launches Mobile App

Mobile phone with Linn County logo

Linn County recently launched a new mobile app for its redesigned website LinnCounty.org. The app provides residents and visitors with convenient access to County news, events, public meetings, job openings, road construction, and much more. 

The ...

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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: October 22, 2019

Linn County Juvenile Detention & Diversion Services Achieves PREA Certification

Trees along river with Linn County logo

Linn County Juvenile Detention & Diversion Services was certified on October 17, 2019 to be 100% compliant with the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA). The Linn County Juvenile Detention Center is only the second detention center in the state of Iowa ...

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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: October 16, 2019

Eastern Iowa Airport (CID) launches Wings2Water

Aviation wings with water teardrop

 LINN COUNTY, IA  October 16- Wings2Water, a fundraising platform for water quality projects in Linn and Johnson Counties, has officially launched providing a way for anyone to help contribute to regional water quality improvement projec...

Read on...

Additional Info... Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: October 9, 2019

Open Burning Variance Applications Considered Through November 26 for Parts of Linn County

Fall leaves on the ground

Residents of unincorporated Linn County who live on property zoned Urban Service Residential (USR) and are within one-half mile of Cedar Rapids, Marion, or Hiawatha city limits who wish to burn landscape waste or leaves can apply for a burn permit varianc...

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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: September 16, 2019

Options of Linn County Receives Three-Year Accreditation

Options Accreditation certificate

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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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: September 13, 2019

Linn County Earns Awards for Excellence in Financial Reporting

Communications Director and Finance Director holding awards

Linn County was recently awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for the County’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) and the Award for Outstanding Achievement in Popular Annual Financial Reporting for its Pop...

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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: September 9, 2019

Linn County Wins Five National Communication Awards

Savvy Award trophies

The Linn County Communications Department earned five national communication and marketing awards at the City-County Communications and Marketing Association (3CMA) Annual Conference September 5 in Denver, CO.

The Savvy Awards, held in conjunction with 3CM...

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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: August 30, 2019

Linn County Opioid Steering Committee Releases 2019 Linn County Opioid Action Plan

Three Linn County Public Health employees holding the Opioid Action Plan document

The opioid epidemic is a public health concern and county specific data has indicated opioid misuse to have a negative health impact within Linn County. Pramod Dwivedi, Health Director at Linn County Public Health, notes that “in 2017 alone, Linn County w...

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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: August 29, 2019

Linn County Conservation presented with 2019 Excellence in Action award from ISAC

Conservation Award Photo

The Linn County 1,000 Acres Pollinator Initiative is a recipient of the 2019 Iowa State Association of Counties (ISAC) Excellence in Action Award. The Excellence in Action Award Program is a competitive awards program that seeks to recognize innovative co...

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Additional Info... Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: August 21, 2019

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

Economic and Community Development Fund

The Linn County Board of Supervisors last week awarded $200,000 in economic and community development funding to 15 Linn County organizations (PDF).

“We are proud to support the important work being accomplished in our community by these organiza...

Read on...

Download a printable list of FY 2020 recipients Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: July 23, 2019

Bearrows Named Linn County Budget Director

Sara Bearrows head shot

Linn County Finance Director Dawn Jindrich has named Sara Bearrows as the County’s new Budget Director, effective July 29, 2019. Most recently, Bearrows served as Chief Deputy Treasurer in the Linn County Treasurer’s Office.

“Sara’s skills and experience i...

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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: May 31, 2019

Board of Supervisors Adopts New Fireworks Resolution

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The Linn County Board of Supervisors this week approved a new resolution (PDF) to replace the existing resolution governing the use of consumer fireworks in unincorporated Linn County.

Under the newly passed resolution, which is effective only in unincorpo...

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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: May 8, 2019

Supervisor Walker Delivers State of the County Address

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Linn County Supervisor Chair Stacey Walker presented Linn County’s accomplishments and future priorities during Linn County’s State of the County address on Wednesday, May 8, 2019, at The Hotel at Kirkwood Center.

During his presentatio...

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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: April 22, 2019

Pinicon Ridge Park featured on State of Iowa's "99 Counties, 99 Parks" list

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Pinicon Ridge Park is one of 99 county parks featured in a new effort announced by the State of Iowa today to encourage residents and visitors alike to explore Iowa’s outdoors. The “99 Counties, 99 Parks” initiative highlights the wide array of recreation...

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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: April 18, 2019

New Collaboration in Linn County Aims to Improve Health Outcomes

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Linn County Public Health, in partnership with 19 area agencies, today announced a new collaboration aimed at enhancing communications among independent health and social service organizations to provide better care and measurable improvements in health o...

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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: March 12, 2019

Linn County Certifies Fiscal Year 2020 Budget With No Change in Levy Rate

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The Linn County Board of Supervisors today approved Linn County’s fiscal year 2020 budget which runs July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020. The FY20 budget of $157.3 million maintains the countywide levy rate of $5.84 per $1,000 of taxable value.

The rural levy ra...

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View the FY 2020 Budget Presentation (PDF)... Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: March 7, 2019

Linn County Featured in Business View Magazine for Best Sustainable Practices by Governments

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Linn County has taken significant steps to support sustainability practices and environmentally friendly goals. Recently, Business View Magazine spoke with three Linn County officials: Les Beck, Director of Planning & Development; Jim Hodina, Environm...

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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: February 11, 2019

Linn County Unveils Redesigned Website

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Linn County is excited to announce that we have launched our newly redesigned website!

The new LinnCounty.org offers more user-friendly features with a variety of enhancements to elevate your online experience and make doing business online with the County...

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Linn County Front Page News

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Posted on: February 13, 2015

2015 Winter Issue of Healthy Linn News is Available

The winter issue of Healthy Linn News focuses on the importance of radon, its connection to health, what you can do to prevent falling victim to the effects of radon, and the radon initiatives that are occurring at Linn County Public Health.

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Posted on: July 22, 2014

2014 Fall Issue of Healthy Linn News is Available

Welcome to the first issue of the Linn County Public Health Newsletter. This newsletter will be published quarterly, and serves as a source of information for health information in Linn County.

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Posted on: September 16, 2019

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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Options of Linn County

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Posted on: March 7, 2019

Linn County Featured in Business View Magazine for Best Sustainable Practices by Governments

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Linn County has taken significant steps to support sustainability practices and environmentally friendly goals. Recently, Business View Magazine spoke with three Linn County officials: Les Beck, Director of Planning & Development; Jim Hodina, Environm...

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Posted on: November 20, 2019

Linn County Public Health Releases Annual Report

Linn County, IA – At a joint meeting on Friday, November 15, Linn County Board of Health Chair Mark Taylor and Linn County Board of Supervisor Chair Stacey Walker jointly released the Linn County Public Health (LCPH) FY19 Annual Report....

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Public Health
Posted on: November 1, 2019

Linn County Public Health Moves to Dr. Percy and Lileah Harris Building

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Linn County, IA – Linn County Public Health offices will close beginning at 3:00 PM on Wednesday, November 6, through Friday, November 8th. Linn County Public Health will reopen on Tuesday, November 12 at their new location, The Dr. Percy and Li...

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Public Health
Posted on: October 9, 2019

Open Burning Variance Applications Considered Through November 26 for Parts of Linn County

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Residents of unincorporated Linn County who live on property zoned Urban Service Residential (USR) and are within one-half mile of Cedar Rapids, Marion, or Hiawatha city limits who wish to burn landscape waste or leaves can apply for a burn permit varianc...

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Public Health
Posted on: August 30, 2019

Linn County Opioid Steering Committee Releases 2019 Linn County Opioid Action Plan

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Linn County, IA – The opioid epidemic is a public health concern and county specific data has indicated opioid misuse to have a negative health impact within Linn County. Pramod Dwivedi, Health Director at Linn County Public Health, notes that &...

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Public Health
Posted on: August 23, 2019

Grow Solar Linn County Reaches Discount Milestone

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Grow Solar Linn County rolled past its first milestone, over 50kW of residential solar contracted for Linn County.  The milestone triggers a price break for all particip...

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Public Health
Posted on: July 8, 2019

Linn County Public Health Expands Iowa’s First Wood-Burning Appliance Change-Out Program

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LINN COUNTY, IA – Linn County Public Health (LCPH) is expanding the Wood-Burning Change-Out Program – a voluntary program to improve air quality by providing vouchers to eligible homeowners to remove and replace old, non-certified wood...

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Public Health
Posted on: April 18, 2019

New Collaboration in Linn County Aims to Improve Health Outcomes

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LINN COUNTY, IA – Linn County Public Health, in partnership with 19 area agencies, today announced a new collaboration aimed at enhancing communications among independent health and social service organizations to provide better care and measurable improv...

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Public Health
Posted on: March 7, 2019

Linn County Featured in Business View Magazine for Best Sustainable Practices by Governments

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Linn County has taken significant steps to support sustainability practices and environmentally friendly goals. Recently, Business View Magazine spoke with three Linn County officials: Les Beck, Director of Planning & Development; Jim Hodina, Environm...

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Public Health
Posted on: October 12, 2018

Linn County Public Health Releases Annual Report

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Linn County, IA – At a joint meeting on Friday, October 12, Linn County Board of Health Chair Mark Taylor and Linn County Board of Supervisor Chair John Harris jointly released the Linn County Public Health (LCPH) FY18 Annual Report.

“The annual r...

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Public Health
Posted on: November 30, 2017

Linn County Public Health Employee Julie Stephens Receives Iowa Public Health Heroes Award

Julie Stephens 2017 Iowa Public Health Hero

Cedar Rapids, Iowa – Julie Stephens, Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Recovery Specialist at Linn County Public Health, was honored on November 29th by the University of Iowa College of Public Health in a ceremony recognizing he...

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Public Health
Posted on: February 3, 2016

Together! Healthy Linn Releases Community Health Improvement Plan

Every three years, a group of stakeholders and residents entitled Together! Healthy Linn conduct a community-wide discussion about the community’s health needs. After identifying needs in the community, the next step is to identify objectives and strategi...

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Posted on: March 6, 2015

Nearly 113 Million U.S. Residents Now Reaping Benefits of National Public Health Accreditation

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Below is a news release that was issued on March 6, 2015 from the Public Health Accreditation Board: Nearly 113 Million U.S. Residents Now Reaping Benefits of National Public Health Department Accreditation Accreditation Recognizes Health Departments' Com...

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Posted on: March 5, 2015

Linn County Public Health First in Iowa to be Awarded National Accreditation by PHAB

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CEDAR RAPIDS, IA – Linn County Public Health announced today that it has achieved national accreditation through the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB). The national accreditation program works to improve and protect the health of the public by adva...

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Public Health
Posted on: April 30, 2014

Born from 1945 through 1965? You Should Be Tested for Hepatitis C

Do you know your Hepatitis C status? Most people with Hepatitis C don’t know they are infected. If you were born between 1945 through 1965, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that you get tested. Linn County Public Health (LCP...Read on...

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: 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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