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Posted on: October 16, 2019

Eastern Iowa Airport (CID) launches Wings2Water

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 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: October 16, 2019

October 26 is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

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On Saturday, October 26, 2019, the Linn County Sheriff’s Office will be collaborating with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) in a nationwide prescription drug “Take-Back” initiative that seeks to prevent increased pill abuse and theft. The Sheriff...

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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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Posted on: October 2, 2019

Early Voting Begins Monday, October 7, 2019 for City/School Elections

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Early, absentee voting begins Monday, October 7 for the combined City/School Election.   

Voting In-PersonBeginning Monday, October 7, individuals may vote in-person at the Election Services Department of the Auditor’s Office. The office ...

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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

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

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Posted on: September 11, 2019

Linn County’s Aaa Rating Reaffirmed by Moody’s

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Moody’s Investors Service announced Friday it assigned a Aaa rating to Linn County’s General Obligation Certificates of Participation, Series 2019. Moody’s also reaffirmed the County’s Aaa rating on its outstanding general obligation unlimited tax (GOULT)...

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Posted on: September 13, 2019

Linn County Earns Awards for Excellence in Financial Reporting

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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

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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

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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: August 15, 2019

Sheriff's Office Acquires New BearCat Armored Rescue Vehicle

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The Linn County Sheriff’s Office recently took delivery of a BearCat® G2 armored rescue vehicle. The BearCat was purchased from Lenco Armored Vehicles, Pittsfield, MA.

Lenco is considered the most experienced and well-respected producer o...

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Posted on: July 23, 2019

Bearrows Named Linn County Budget Director

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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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Posted on: June 20, 2019

Grow Solar Linn County Returns in 2019

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Grow Solar Linn County, an education and group purchasing program for solar photovoltaic systems, returns for a second year in the communities of Linn County. This program helps local property owners add solar technology to their properties through commun...

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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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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 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 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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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: 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.

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Posted on: July 12, 2018

Linn County Launches New Brand and Logo System

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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

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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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