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April 19, 2015 09:04 AM CST
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The Rochester-Olmsted Youth Commission Goes Above and Beyond

If you have ever walked through the Government Center cafeteria late in the afternoon on the first Wednesday of the month, you likely found members of ...

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April 30th is Transportation Day

The Olmsted County Public Works Department is sponsoring Transportation Day on Thursday, April 30th from 11:00 AM until 2:00 PM at the Olmsted County G...

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Long Range Transportation Plan Open House

The Rochester–Olmsted Council of Governments (ROCOG) is inviting the public to attend an Open House on the Draft 2040 Long Range Transportation Plan. T...

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Olmsted County Celebrates National County Government Month in April

National County Government Month (NCGM) is celebrated each April by the nation’s counties to raise public awareness and understanding about the roles a...

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Chester Woods Park Now Offers a Camper Cabin

Chester Woods Park is proud to announce the newly constructed 26’ x 12’ ADA compliant (Americans with Disabilities Act) camper cabin addition to their ...

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Olmsted County Will Receive the Outstanding Achievement Award

Olmsted County will receive the Outstanding Achievement Award at the Governor’s Safety Awards luncheon which is part of the 81st Minnesota Safety and H...

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Local Sales and Use Tax

On July 23, 2013, the County Board imposed a ¼% transit sales tax pursuant to Minnesota Statute Section 297A in order to raise money needed for the Cou...

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Mayowood Bridge Reopened After Eight-Year Closure

After eight years of being closed, the newly rehabilitated Mayowood Bridge, on County Road 125, was reopened in November of 2014. The original bridge was closed on December 26, 2006, due to structural deterioration and safety concerns. According to Olmsted County Engineer Kaye Bieniek, the...

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Sexual Assault Awareness Month

In 2001, April was first observed as national Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). The color teal was chosen to represent sexual violence awareness and prevention. In communities all over the United States, advocacy programs are making concerted efforts to bring awareness around this iss...


The Community Services Advisory Board (CSAB) Will Hold a Public Hearing on May 13, 2015

Olmsted County Community Services is interested in hearing from community partners and the general public about unmet needs, ways that we might improve services, and new ways of doing business. This input will be considered as budget recommendations for 2016 are developed. The Public Hear...

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Restoration of the Minnesota Capitol Building

Minnesota’s Capitol building is under construction. This 27 minute video details the changes occurring in our state’s Capitol with the massive restoration project underway currently on the building. It is important that citizens planning to go to the Capitol during the 2015 or 2016 session...

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Volunteers needed to serve on boards & committees

Olmsted County is actively seeking citizens to serve on boards, committees, and commissions. Several positions are currently open. Learn what's available and apply for a position.

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Current Job Openings

97 percent of our staff say they are proud to work for Olmsted County! Become part of the team. Check out the current job openings.

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