Posted on: April 19, 2017

Linn County Officials Present State of the County Address

Linn County Supervisor Brent Oleson gave the main address at today’s 12th annual State of the County luncheon at The Hotel at Kirkwood Center in Cedar Rapids during National County Government Month. His theme was “The Power of One, The...

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Posted on: April 14, 2017

April is National County Government Month

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Each year, Linn County joins the National Association of Counties (NACo) in celebrating April as National County Government Month. It is an opportunity to raise awareness of county services and programs and to highlight the county’s role in prov...

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Posted on: March 15, 2017

Linn County Adopts Fiscal Year 2018 Budget With No Increase in Countywide Levy Rate

The Linn County Board of Supervisors today unanimously approved Linn County’s fiscal year 2018 budget of $111,366,720 with no increase in the countywide levy rate and a decrease in the rural services levy rate.  The unanimous vote followed a pu...

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Posted on: February 16, 2017

Linn County Board of Supervisors Award $81,000 in Witwer Trust Grants

The Linn County Board of Supervisors has awarded $81,614 in grants from the Linn County Board of Supervisors Witwer Trust Fund to 39 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, 2017

Linn County Board of Supervisors signs proclamation affirming support for diversity

Group gathered for Diversity Proclamation

The Linn County Board of Supervisors today (Feb. 8, 2017) signed a proclamation affirming support for religious, ethnic and cultural diversity during the Board’s formal meeting.

The proclamation cites religious, cultural and ethnic diversity enriches the q...

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Posted on: January 17, 2017

Linn County issues FY16 annual report

FY16 Popular Annual Financial Report cover

Linn County’s fiscal year 2016 Popular Annual Financial Report (PAFR) is now available. The report provides citizens with an overview of how their tax dollars are managed and spent and is part of Linn County’s ongoing commitment to keep citizens informed ...

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Posted on: December 22, 2016

Linn County minimum wage increase takes effect Jan. 1

The minimum wage increase for Linn County approved by the Linn County Board of Supervisors will take effect Jan. 1, 2017, bringing the minimum wage to $8.25 per hour.

The Board of Supervisors in September approved an ordinance to increase the minimum wage ...

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Posted on: November 28, 2016

Linn County Board of Supervisors acquires 485 acres of land along Squaw Creek Corridor

The Linn County Board of Supervisors reported out of its prior closed-session approval of an agreement for the acquisition of 485 acres of timbered woodland, pasture and hay ground, and cropland situated along Squaw Creek and adjacent to Squaw Creek Park ...

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Posted on: September 12, 2016

Linn County Supervisors Approve Minimum Wage Increase

LINN COUNTY, IA – September 12, 2016 – The Linn County Board of Supervisors today approved the third and final consideration of an ordinance increasing the minimum wage in Linn County. The supervisors approved the ordinance by a 4-1 margin.
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Posted on: August 3, 2016

Linn County receives financial reporting award for 18th consecutive year

Award Certificate for Outstanding Achievement in Popular Annual Financial Reporting

Linn County recently earned the Outstanding Achievement in Popular Annual Financial Reporting award from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) of the United States and Canada. This is the 18th consecutive year Linn County has received this aw...Read on...

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Posted on: March 8, 2016

Linn County approves fiscal year 2017 budget with no increase in tax levy

The Linn County Board of Supervisors today unanimously approved Linn County’s fiscal year 2017 budget of $107.6 million with no change in the countywide tax rate and a $0.05 decrease in the rural tax rate. The countywide levy rate for FY17 will be $6.14 p...Read on...

Linn County FY17 Budget Presentation

Posted on: April 6, 2017

Cedar Valley Nature Trail closed in Center Point for resurfacing

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The Cedar Valley Nature Trail is closed to the public in Center Point from Iowa Street to the Grubbs Creek Bridge near Ash Lane for hard surfacing of this trail segment.   Vieth Construction, who was awarded the contract, has started grading the ...

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Posted on: March 29, 2017

Campsites opening soon, Wickiup Hill Nature Egg Hunt coming up in April

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LINN COUNTY, IA –March 29, 2017- Campgrounds at Morgan Creek, Pinicon Ridge, and Squaw Creek County Parks will be opening Friday, March 31. Due to overnight temperatures, water will not be turned on. Water will be available at the campsites within t...

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Posted on: January 27, 2017

Linn County Conservation Board issues FY2016 Annual Report

Annual Report FY 2016

Linn County Conservation Board issues Fiscal Year 2016 Annual Report  (July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016) . Report is available  at this link at www.linncounty.org

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Click here for FY 2016 Annual Report

Posted on: March 28, 2017

Several County Roads to be Closed for Hwy 30 Bypass Project

Several roads will be closed in April when work begins on the Hwy 30 Bypass project. Per the IDOT, road closures will begin as follows (weather depending):

4/3/17

Standing Rock Road

Sutliff Road

Green Ridge Road

4/17/17

Willow Creek Road

These roads will be clos...

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Map Provided by IDOT
Posted on: November 16, 2016

How are we doing? Satisfaction Survey now available.

The Linn County Secondary Road Department works hard to provide good roads to those that live and travel within the secondary road system. Please click on the link to complete a survey to let us know how we are doing.

Survey Link
Posted on: March 1, 2017

Dust Control Sign Up Begins April 3, 2017

Dust control sign up will begin April 3rd. The first sign up period will run from April 3 - May 10, 2017. During the first sign up period you can sign up for Chloride, MC-70 and Seal Coat. Prices remain the same again this year. You may also sign up to ha...

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Posted on: July 5, 2016

Linn County announces one-stop permit process for new home construction

Linn County announces a new one-stop permitting process for new home construction in unincorporated Linn County that will save time for residents and contractors. The new process reduces the number of departments an applicant has to visit from three to on...Read on...

NewHome1StopShop...

Posted on: March 15, 2017

Linn County Adopts Fiscal Year 2018 Budget With No Increase in Countywide Levy Rate

The Linn County Board of Supervisors today unanimously approved Linn County’s fiscal year 2018 budget of $111,366,720 with no increase in the countywide levy rate and a decrease in the rural services levy rate.  The unanimous vote followed a public h...

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Posted on: January 17, 2017

Linn County issues FY16 annual report

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Linn County’s fiscal year 2016 Popular Annual Financial Report (PAFR) is now available. The report provides citizens with an overview of how their tax dollars are managed and spent and is part of Linn County’s ongoing commitment to keep citizens informed ...

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Posted on: December 15, 2016

Linn County receives Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for 21st consecutive year

Linn County has received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for the 21st consecutive year. The award is the highest form of recognition in governmental budget...

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Posted on: August 3, 2016

Linn County receives financial reporting award for 18th consecutive year

Award Certificate for Outstanding Achievement in Popular Annual Financial Reporting

Linn County recently earned the Outstanding Achievement in Popular Annual Financial Reporting award from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) of the United States and Canada. This is the 18th consecutive year Linn County has received this aw...Read on...

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Posted on: March 8, 2016

Linn County approves fiscal year 2017 budget with no increase in tax levy

The Linn County Board of Supervisors today unanimously approved Linn County’s fiscal year 2017 budget of $107.6 million with no change in the countywide tax rate and a $0.05 decrease in the rural tax rate. The countywide levy rate for FY17 will be $6.14 p...Read on...

Linn County FY17 Budget Presentation

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...

Posted on: November 3, 2016

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

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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...

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...

Posted on: November 3, 2016

Lessons Learned from the Flood of 2008

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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...

Posted on: November 3, 2016

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

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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...

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...

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...

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...


Posted on: June 3, 2016

Abbe Creek School Bell Returns

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On Sunday, June 5, 2016, Linn County commemorated the return of the original school bell to the Abbe Creek School Museum along the historic Lincoln Highway.

The bell has been owned privately by the Jim and Mary Gunn family since the 1970s. The celebra...Read on...

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Posted on: April 19, 2017

Linn County Officials Present State of the County Address

Linn County Supervisor Brent Oleson gave the main address at today’s 12th annual State of the County luncheon at The Hotel at Kirkwood Center in Cedar Rapids during National County Government Month. His theme was “The Power of One, The Power of Many.” The...

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Posted on: April 14, 2017

April is National County Government Month

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Each year, Linn County joins the National Association of Counties (NACo) in celebrating April as National County Government Month. It is an opportunity to raise awareness of county services and programs and to highlight the county’s role in providing the ...

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Posted on: April 6, 2017

Cedar Valley Nature Trail Closed in Center Point for Resurfacing

Linn County Conservation logo

The Cedar Valley Nature Trail is closed to the public in Center Point from Iowa Street to the Grubbs Creek Bridge near Ash Lane for hard surfacing of this trail segment.   Vieth Construction, who was awarded the contract, has started grading the ...

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Posted on: March 15, 2017

Linn County Adopts Fiscal Year 2018 Budget With No Increase in Countywide Levy Rate

The Linn County Board of Supervisors today unanimously approved Linn County’s fiscal year 2018 budget of $111,366,720 with no increase in the countywide levy rate and a decrease in the rural services levy rate.  The unanimous vote followed a public h...

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Posted on: February 16, 2017

Linn County Board of Supervisors Award $81,000 in Witwer Trust Grants

The Linn County Board of Supervisors has awarded $81,614 in grants from the Linn County Board of Supervisors Witwer Trust Fund to 39 non-profit organizations whose work benefits Linn County residents. The recipients were selected through an annual competi...

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Posted on: February 10, 2017

Linn County deputies receive valor, life saving awards

Three Linn County deputies were honored for their extraordinary acts in 2016. Deputy Alex Steffens was awarded the Medal of Valor for a peaceful resolution of a potentially lethal confrontation with an armed and dangerous adversary. Deputies Brandon Stone...

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Posted on: February 8, 2017

Linn County Board of Supervisors signs proclamation affirming support for diversity

Group gathered for Diversity Proclamation

The Linn County Board of Supervisors today (Feb. 8, 2017) signed a proclamation affirming support for religious, ethnic and cultural diversity during the Board’s formal meeting.

The proclamation cites religious, cultural and ethnic diversity enriches the q...

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Posted on: January 17, 2017

Linn County issues FY16 annual report

FY16 Popular Annual Financial Report cover

Linn County’s fiscal year 2016 Popular Annual Financial Report (PAFR) is now available. The report provides citizens with an overview of how their tax dollars are managed and spent and is part of Linn County’s ongoing commitment to keep ci...

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Posted on: December 22, 2016

Linn County minimum wage increase takes effect Jan. 1

The minimum wage increase for Linn County approved by the Linn County Board of Supervisors will take effect Jan. 1, 2017, bringing the minimum wage to $8.25 per hour.

The Board of Supervisors in September approved an ordinance to increase the minimum wage ...

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Posted on: August 3, 2016

Linn County receives financial reporting award for 18th consecutive year

Award Certificate for Outstanding Achievement in Popular Annual Financial Reporting

Linn County recently earned the Outstanding Achievement in Popular Annual Financial Reporting award from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) of the United States and Canada. This is the 18th consecutive year Linn County has received this aw...Read on...

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Posted on: September 12, 2016

Linn County Supervisors Approve Minimum Wage Increase

LINN COUNTY, IA – September 12, 2016 – The Linn County Board of Supervisors today approved the third and final consideration of an ordinance increasing the minimum wage in Linn County. The supervisors approved the ordinance by a 4-1 margin.
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Posted on: August 10, 2016

Native plantings benefit Linn County roadways

Linn County plants approximately 100-150 acres of native prairie plantings annually along public road rights-of-way through its roadside vegetation program. Many of the projects are part of and funded in part by the Iowa Living Roadways program.

Benefi...Read on...

Posted on: July 5, 2016

Linn County announces one-stop permit process for new home construction

Linn County announces a new one-stop permitting process for new home construction in unincorporated Linn County that will save time for residents and contractors. The new process reduces the number of departments an applicant has to visit from three to on...Read on...

NewHome1StopShop...
Posted on: March 8, 2016

Linn County approves fiscal year 2017 budget with no increase in tax levy

The Linn County Board of Supervisors today unanimously approved Linn County’s fiscal year 2017 budget of $107.6 million with no change in the countywide tax rate and a $0.05 decrease in the rural tax rate. The countywide levy rate for FY17 will be $6.14 p...Read on...

Linn County FY17 Budget Presentation
Posted on: April 18, 2011

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Posted on: August 10, 2016

Native plantings benefit Linn County roadways

Flowers bloom along Linn County roadway

Linn County plants approximately 100-150 acres of native prairie plantings annually along public road rights-of-way through its roadside vegetation program. Many of the projects are part of and funded in part by the Iowa Living Roadways program and the fe...Read on...

Posted on: June 14, 2016

Options of Linn County volunteers in the community

Options consumers clean books for Cops and kids program

Options of Linn County has expanded its day habilitation program for adults with developmental disabilities. The expanded program offers community-based volunteer opportunities with more than 20 community organizations.

The volunteer work allows Option...Read on...

Posted on: May 10, 2016

Bicycle Repair Station installed at Cedar Valley Nature Trail Head on Boyson Road

Conservation staff installing bike repair station

Has this happened to you? You’re enjoying a nice, leisurely bicycle ride and the wheel is loose on the axle…or maybe your brakes need tightening...or your tire needs air...

Linn County Conservation has installed the first of three bicycle repair stat...Read on...

Posted on: April 25, 2016

Blue Courage: for a safer, more secure community

Blue Courage workshop participants

The Linn County Sheriff’s Office in April began training employees through Blue Courage, a workshop designed to collectively build the spirit of community engagement by increasing engagement, dedication, productivity, collaboration, and community trust an...Read on...

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Posted on: April 13, 2016

Linn County Attorney's Office participates in National Crime Victims' Rights Week

Runners in 2015 Go the Distance for Crime Victims 5K

April 10-16, 2016 is National Crime Victims’ Rights Week. The Linn County Attorney’s Office and its partners in the criminal justice community come together every year to advocate for crime victims and their loved ones through a series of events.

Open...Read on...

Go the Distance for Crime Victims 5K website...
Posted on: April 1, 2016

Therapy dogs visit youth at the Linn County Juvenile Detention Center

Sofie the therapy dog

It is well known and scientifically proven that an interaction with a gentle, friendly pet has significant physical and mental health benefits. The introduction and utilization of therapy pets often decreases feelings of isolation, encourages communicatio...Read on...


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.

Healthy Linn News - Winter Issue
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.

Healthy Linn News - Fall Edition

Posted on: February 10, 2017

PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT PUBLISHES THE DEPARTMENT'S 2016 ANNUAL REPORT

Linn County Planning and Development has published its 2016 Annual Report for the department.  It is available at the Planning & Development department at 935 2nd Street SW on the main floor of the Public Service Center or for viewing on the ...

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Planning & Development 2016 Annual Report
Posted on: December 7, 2016

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT ALL STAFF MEETINGS WILL BE HELD

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT

WILL BE HOLDING ALL-STAFF MEETINGS ON:

Monday, January 9th, 2017 from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017 from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Tuesday, March 21, from 3:45 – 4:45 p.m.

Tuesday, April 11th from 3:45 &nd...

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Posted on: July 5, 2016

Linn County announces one-stop permit process for new home construction

Linn County announces a new one-stop permitting process for new home construction in unincorporated Linn County that will save time for residents and contractors. The new process reduces the number of departments an applicant has to visit from three to on...Read on...

NewHome1StopShop...

Posted on: March 22, 2017

Linn County Public Health Reminds Parents of New School Immunization Requirement

Linn County Public Health reminds Linn County parents a new immunization requirement will be in effect next school year for all students enrolling in 7th and 12th grades. The change requires a one-time dose of meningococcal (A, C, W, Y) vaccine received o...

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Posted on: March 15, 2017

Linn County Board of Health Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Linn County Public Health and NPHW

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA – The Linn County Board of Health and Linn County Public Health will be hosting a community reception in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Linn County Public Health and National Public Health Week 2017 on Thursday, April 6, 2017 at t...

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Posted on: July 5, 2016

Linn County announces one-stop permit process for new home construction

Linn County announces a new one-stop permitting process for new home construction in unincorporated Linn County that will save time for residents and contractors. The new process reduces the number of departments an applicant has to visit from three to on...Read on...

NewHome1StopShop...
Posted on: May 27, 2016

Linn County Public Health Implements New “Air Quality Alert” System

Linn County Public Health would like to announce the availability of a new notification system for air quality alerts. Linn County Residents may sign up to receive an “Air Quality Alert” notification via e-mail or text message when the air quality in Linn...Read on...

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Posted on: May 26, 2016

Pool and Spa Inspections Now Available on Linn County Public Health Website

Linn County Public Health is pleased to announce the availability of all Linn County swimming pool and spa inspections online now. The online database of swimming pool and spa inspection results was launched this week and can be accessed at: https://publi...Read on...

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Posted on: May 2, 2016

Linn County Public Health Recognizes Air Quality Awareness Week

May 2nd is the start of Air Quality Awareness Week in 2016. Linn County Public Health (LCPH) is recognizing the positive downward trends in Air Pollution that has been monitored in Linn County. Throughout the week we also recognize the local voluntary p...Read on...

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...Read on...

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Posted on: October 23, 2015

Linn County Public Health Releases Annual Report

This week, the Linn County Board of Health and the Linn County Board of Supervisors released the Linn County Public Health (LCPH) FY15 Annual Report. The release was part of the joint meeting between the Linn County Board of Health and Linn County Board ...Read on...

Read the full report here...
Posted on: August 5, 2015

Linn County Public Health Responds to Remnants of Taco Bell Meth Lab

Linn County Public Health has been notified that remnants of methamphetamine (also called meth, crystal, chalk, and ice, among other terms) were found in a fast food restaurant in Cedar Rapids. The Cedar Rapids Police Department responded to a call on Au...Read on...

Posted on: July 2, 2015

CPSC Chairman Reminds Families to Follow 10 Simple Steps to Pool Safely During Independence Day Week

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission – News Release

Release Date: July 1, 2015 Media ContactRelease Number: 15-175 ...Read on...

Posted on: June 29, 2015

Linn County Public Health Reminds Residents to Celebrate Safely this Fourth of July

With the Fourth of July just around the corner it is essential to remember the importance of celebrating safely – especially when fireworks are involved. Fireworks, which may seem like harmless fun, can be dangerous and even deadly. The Consumer Product S...Read on...

Posted on: June 22, 2015

NACCHO Elects Pramod Dwivedi To Its Board of Directors

The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) has elected Pramod Dwivedi DrPH (c), Health Director, Linn County Public Health to its 2015-2016 Board of Directors. NACCHO is governed by a 27-member board that comprises local and tri...Read on...

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Posted on: June 18, 2015

Shigella Reported in Linn County -- Public Health Encourages Those with Symptoms to Stay Home

Linn County Public Health and the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) are investigating a cluster Shigellosis cases. Shigellosis is a disease caused by the bacterium, Shigella, which causes watery and sometimes bloody diarrhea. Symptoms of Shigellosis...Read on...

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Posted on: May 22, 2015

Linn County Public Health Joins World No Tobacco Day Recognition

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA – Linn County Public Health joins the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) and the World Health Organization (WHO) in recognizing World No Tobacco Day. As part of the event, which is held every May 31, Quitline Iowa is offering eight w...Read on...

Quitline Iowa
Posted on: May 8, 2015

Marking a State First in Public Health

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This column by Pramod Dwivedi, Health Director, Linn County Public Health and Member of NACCHO Board of Directors, was published in the Corridor Business Journal in their May 4-10, 2015 newspaper:

Linn County Public Health (LCPH) recently became the fi...Read on...

Posted on: March 24, 2015

Iowa Senate Gives Iowans More Options for Physical Activity through Community Use Legislation

DES MOINES, Iowa - The Iowa Senate approved legislation 48-0 that will open more schoolhouse doors for exercise and recreational activities. HF 570 removes barriers to use of school property by clarifying liability protection for schools.

Studies show ...Read on...

Posted on: March 24, 2015

Linn County, Iowa Receives Grant Funding from the American Planning Association

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CEDAR RAPIDS, IA - The Planning Healthy Iowa Communities Coalition has received a $130,000 grant from the American Planning Association through its Plan4Health program to combat two determinants of chronic disease—lack of physical activity and lack of acc...Read on...

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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 Departmen...Read on...

Link to original news release
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...Read on...

Posted on: December 16, 2014

Influenza Currently Circulating in Linn County

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The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) says all three viruses covered by this year’s influenza vaccine, including Influenza A (H3N2), A (H1N1), and B are currently circulating in Iowa. An additional drifted strain of Influenza A (H3N2) is also in cir...Read on...

Posted on: November 13, 2014

Linn County First Community in Iowa to Achieve All Gold Medals through Let’s Move! Cities, Towns and

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The National League of Cities (NLC) has recognized Linn County Supervisor Linda Langston for the recent completion of key health and wellness goals for Let’s Move! Cities, Towns and Counties (LMCTC). Linn County is the first community in Iowa to achieve a...Read on...

Let's Move! Linn County Website
Posted on: October 30, 2014

Linn County Public Health Releases FY14 Annual Report

Linn County Public Health's (LCPH) Annual Report for FY14 was released earlier this week. Click on the link below to see what services and initiatives LCPH worked on this past year.

FY14 Annual Report
Posted on: October 8, 2014

Green Bike Lane Installation on 3rd Street

Iowa’s first permanent green bike lanes will be installed in Cedar Rapids on Thursday, September 25 at approximately 9:00 a.m. The lanes will be installed on 3rd Street SE, at the intersection of 3rd Street and 3rd Avenue. Cedar Rapids was the first to de...Read on...

Posted on: October 6, 2014

Linn County Statement on Ebola

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 6, 2014

Contact: Heather MeadorPhone: 319.892.6061
Email: heather.meador@linncounty.org

Linn County Statement on Ebola

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA - We understand many Iowans are concerned a case of Ebola could occur in Eas...Read on...

Posted on: July 30, 2014

Linn County Public Health Releases The Health of Linn County Report

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA – Today, Linn County Board of Supervisors and Board of Health release The Health of Linn County, IA: A County-wide Assessment of Health Status and Health Risks. This comprehensive report is the first of its kind for the county and unique ...Read on...

Click here to read the full report.
Posted on: July 3, 2014

Linn County Public Health urges residents to respond quickly to flooded homes

Date: July 3, 2014

Contact: Ruby Perin,
Healthy Homes Branch Supervisor, Linn County Public Health ruby.perin@linncounty.org (319) 892-6000

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Linn County Public Health urges re...Read on...

Posted on: November 20, 2014

Don’t Get Sick This Thanksgiving!: Cooking & Storing Turkey and Leftovers

LINN COUNTY, IA – As Thanksgiving approaches, it is important to keep some basic food safety facts in mind. One of the most important things to remember when handling and preparing raw poultry and food is to continually wash hands, surfaces, and utensils ...Read on...

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...

Posted on: April 3, 2014

Certified Food Protection Manager Courses

Linn County Public Health and other organizations are offering Certified Food Protection Manager courses. Course offerings are available in English, Spanish and Mandarin Chinese.

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Posted on: December 23, 2013

E-cigarettes deliver public health concerns

By Pramod Dwivedi

It is very encouraging to see that some of our top elected officials in the state are interested in regulating electronic cigarettes, commonly known as e-cigarettes.

Last month, Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller declared his in...Read on...

Posted on: December 20, 2013

New Food Safety Rules Take Effect January 1, 2014

DES MOINES, IA (December 18, 2013) – Restaurants, grocery stores, and other food establishments operating in Iowa will be subject to updated food safety standards effective January 1, 2014, under rules recently adopted by the Iowa Department of Inspection...Read on...

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...


Posted on: February 10, 2017

Linn County deputies receive valor, life saving awards

Three Linn County deputies were honored for their extraordinary acts in 2016. Deputy Alex Steffens was awarded the Medal of Valor for a peaceful resolution of a potentially lethal confrontation with an armed and dangerous adversary. Deputies Brandon Stone...

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