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Posted on: October 22, 2019

Linn County Juvenile Detention & Diversion Services Achieves PREA Certification

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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

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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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Linn County Front Page News
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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Linn County Front Page News
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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Linn County Front Page News
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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Linn County Front Page News
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 for its Pop...

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Linn County Front Page News
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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Linn County Front Page News
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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Linn County Front Page News
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, 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

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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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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: 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 of tactical armored...

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Linn County Front Page News
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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Linn County Front Page News
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 systems to their properties through community...

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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

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 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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