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Posted on: February 22, 2021

Election Day Voting Centers and Absentee Voting for Alburnett and Marion School Districts

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The Marion Independent School District and Alburnett Community School District are each holding special elections on Tuesday, March 2, 2021. The Linn County Auditor’s Office has expanded the number of vote centers available to voters for these e...

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Posted on: February 18, 2021

Announcing the New Week in Review

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Linn County is excited to announce a new way for residents to stay informed and learn more about the work of Linn County! 

The Week in Review highlights Linn County action and news from the current week, provides updates from the Board of Supervis...

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Posted on: February 15, 2021

Public Input Sought on Climate Change and Climate Action

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Linn County is seeking input from the public on climate change and climate action through a climate action survey. The survey questions are designed to understand how Linn County residents perceive climate change and climate action, how climate disaster e...

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Posted on: February 9, 2021

Linn County Board of Supervisors Awards $80,000 in Witwer Trust Grants

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The Linn County Board of Supervisors has awarded $80,000 in grants from the Linn County Board of Supervisors Witwer Trust Fund to 21 non-profit organizations whose work benefits Linn County residents. The recipients were selected through an annual competi...

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Posted on: February 8, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine Phase 1B Update

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 As Phase 1B of the COVID-19 Vaccine rollout continues this week, Linn County Public Health has updated information for Phase 1B populations, which include persons 65 and older, prioritized frontline workers, and specific populations vulnerable t...

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Posted on: February 8, 2021

Mask Mandate Still in Effect in Linn County

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Linn County residents, businesses, and visitors are reminded that the mask mandates previously put in place by the City of Cedar Rapids, the Linn County Board of Health, and the Linn County Board of Supervisors are still in effect in Linn County. The regu...

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Posted on: February 8, 2021

Linn County LIFTS Announces Transportation Assistance for COVID-19 Vaccinations

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Linn County LIFTS today will begin providing free next-day rides for County residents in need of transportation assistance to scheduled and confirmed COVID-19 vaccination appointments.

The Linn County Board of Supervisors wants to ensure no barriers, inclu...

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Posted on: February 5, 2021

Linn County COVID-19 Status Update

LINN COUNTY COVID-19 STATUS UPDATE

February 5, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine Information 

Phase 1B of COVID-19 vaccination began Monday, February 1. This phase includes persons 65 and older, prioritized frontline workers, and specific populations vulnerable to high risk of exposure or sever...

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Posted on: February 4, 2021

Linn County Welcomes New Planning & Development Director, Honors Long-Time Outgoing Director

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On Feb. 5, 2021, after 20 years as director of Linn County’s Planning & Development Department, Les Beck will retire. Planning & Zoning Division Manager Charlie Nichols will succeed Beck as director.

Beck was hired as Linn County&rsqu...

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Posted on: February 3, 2021

Linn County COVID-19 Status Update

LINN COUNTY COVID-19 STATUS UPDATE

February 3, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine Alert

Today, the Iowa Department of Public Health announced CVS and Walgreens in several Iowa counties, including Linn County, will have a limited number of doses available to individuals age 65 and older. This one time all...

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Posted on: February 3, 2021

Linn County Announces Changes to Unified Development Code and Building Division Service Area

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The Linn County Planning and Development Department announces the following updates that are now in effect:

Unified Development Code

The Linn County Board of Supervisors today approved an amendment to the Unified Development Code. The significant change in ...

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Posted on: January 29, 2021

Linn County Releases FY20 Annual Report

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Linn County has released its fiscal year 2020 Popular Annual Financial Report (PAFR) PDF. The report provides residents with an overview of how their tax dollars are managed and spent in an easy-to-read format. The annual report is part of Linn County’s o...

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Posted on: February 1, 2021

SPECIAL ELECTION: Alburnett Community School District and Marion Independent School District

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Early, absentee voting begins Monday, February 8 in Linn County for the Alburnett Community School District and the Marion Independent School District Special Elections. 

Voting Early: Curbside and In-Person

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Posted on: February 1, 2021

Linn County Historic Preservation Commission Preservation Grant Window Now Open

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The Linn County Historic Preservation Commission is now accepting grant applications from non-profit organizations for its annual Historic Preservation Grant Program. Application information is available on Linn County’s website at linncounty.or...

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Posted on: January 28, 2021

The Linn County Connection has a New Blog Post

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The Linn County Connection has a new blog post. Learn how Linn County connects rural residents to libraries.

Subscribe to our blog so you'll stay informed and be notified every time we share a new post.

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Posted on: January 25, 2021

Limited COVID-19 Vaccines Available to Persons 65 and Older Beginning January 26

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LINN COUNTY, IA – On Tuesday, January 26, individuals 65 years and older will be eligible for COVID-19 vaccine in Linn County. Today, MercyCare Clinics, UnityPoint Health Clinics and several independent health care providers will begin to contact their pr...

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Posted on: January 22, 2021

Read Our Latest eNewsletter

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Read the latest issue of Linn County’s eNews to stay informed about County news, services, and events. 

Our goal is to provide timely and accessible information about the County to help keep residents informed and engaged.

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Posted on: January 25, 2021

Linn County Board of Supervisors Approves Linn County 2021 State Legislative Priorities

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The Linn County Board of Supervisors approved Linn County’s 2021 state legislative priorities (PDF). These priorities were developed with input from Linn County department heads and elected officials, and through review of the Iowa State Association of Co...

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Posted on: December 22, 2020

Waiver for Building Department Permit Fees Extended

BUILDING DEPARTMENT FEES WAIVED

The Linn County Board of Supervisors this week signed a resolution extending the waiver of building department permit fees through June 30, 2021. This waiver is for the unincorporated areas in Linn County and the cities of Alburnett, Bertram, Center Point...

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Posted on: December 10, 2020

Linn County Ready for Winter Weather

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The Linn County Secondary Road Department is prepared for the 2020-21 winter season. Part of preparation is sharing information with residents about the Secondary Road Department’s hours of operation, snow routes, and snow and ice ordinance and ...

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Posted on: November 18, 2020

Most Linn County Facilities Close to the Public

MOST LINN COUNTY BUILDINGS CLOSED

Due to the alarming surge in positive COVID-19 cases and record-breaking hospitalizations across the country and locally, Linn County is closing buildings to the public once again to help reduce community spread of the virus and to help ensure continuity ...

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Posted on: October 6, 2020

Linn County Public Health Reminder to Get Your Annual Flu Vaccine

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Influenza is a contagious disease that can be serious. Every year, influenza causes illness, hospitalizations, and deaths. Linn County Public Health urges everyone to take steps now to protect yourself and those around you from influenza, or flu. ...

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Posted on: July 30, 2020

Interactive Dashboard Tracks COVID-19 Key Indicators

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Linn County Public Health is posting updates on its COVID-19 Mapping Database, which is a graphic dashboard of COVID-19 key indicators including: 

  • Number of confirmed cases (by age, gender, race, and ethnicity)
  • A map of confirmed cases by zip code
  • A...
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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. 

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