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Olmsted County parks inspire our outdoor culture

Article written by Thomas Ryan, the Olmsted County Parks Superintendent and photo taken by Dan Root. People travel from all over the world to visit Ol...

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Need for Affordable Housing Continues to Grow in County

Article written by Paul Fleissner the Director of Olmsted County Community Services. As a social worker and an accountant, I never dreamed I would get...

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Local Leaders Discuss Regional Housing Needs

On Wednesday, July 23rd, from 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM, the Olmsted County Board and Rochester City Council conducted a joint Committee of the Whole (COW) Mee...

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Hours Changing at Olmsted County Kalmar Landfill

Effective August 4, 2014, the Olmsted County Kalmar Landfill Hours of Operation will change. The change detailed below is a means to more efficiently a...

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Summertime Food Safety

To avoid foodborne illness—often called “food poisoning”—special care needs to be taken when cooking and serving food outdoors. Olmsted County Public H...

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Zip Rail Environmental Scoping Booklet Available and Public Information Meetings Scheduled

The Minnesota Department of Transportation, in cooperation with the Federal Railroad Administration and the Olmsted County Regional Railroad Authority,...

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Voters can now request their absentee ballot quickly and easily online

Minnesota voters can now request an absentee ballot online at mnvotes.org through a new tool launched by the Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State...

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Come Check out the New and Improved Oxbow Park

Looking for some fun for the whole family? Oxbow Park has a lot to see! Come check out some of our new and improved  exhibits. Watch this short video (...

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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 Citizens' Quick Financial Statement Available Here

When you shop at a department store, you don’t care about how big their income statement is and you don’t have time to read a 100 page financial statement, you care about what the toaster costs. This Citizens’ Quick Financial Statement will give you the County’s “retail” prices for the se...

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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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