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January 25, 2015 02:17 PM CST
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Olmsted County Sheriff Kevin Torgerson Takes Office

Sheriff Torgerson was sworn in as the 13th Sheriff  of Olmsted County on Tuesday, January 6, 2015, at the County Board meeting in front of an overflowi...

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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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Olmsted County Housing Plan Needed as Region Grows

Written by Commissioner Paul Wilson, chairman of the Olmsted County Board of Commissioners, and Commissioner Stephanie Podulke, vice-chairwoman. As we look ahead to the challenges and opportunities before us, we want to share thoughts on one of our priorities for 2015: the Olmsted County ...

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Planning 2 Succeed - Crowdgauge

The Rochester-Olmsted Planning Department is updating Rochester’s Comprehensive Plan through a process called “Planning 2 Succeed”, or P2S. Our community is growing, and the changes that come with that growth present both opportunities and challenges. Long-range planning enables a communit...

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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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