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Pete Giesen, Public Health Director, receives Jack Korlath Partnership Award

Each year at Minnesota’s Community Health Services Conference, the Commissioner of Health presents awards to recognize and acknowledge individuals or g...

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Log Off + Power Up on September 20, 2014

There is a unique challenge coming to Olmsted County on Saturday, September 20, 2014. Olmsted County residents are being challenged to log off their el...

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Enterovirus D68

As you are aware, several states are investigating clusters of children with severe respiratory illness, possibly due to enterovirus D68, one of the ma...

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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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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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Health Priority Targets Vaccine-Preventable Disease

Authors: Pete Giesen, Director of Olmsted County Public Health; Dr. Robert Jacobson, Mayo Clinic; Dr. Indrani Chaudhry, Olmsted Medical Center Last year, a comprehensive Community Health Needs Assessment was conducted jointly by Olmsted Medical Center, Olmsted County Public Health Service...

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National Preparedness Month

September is National Preparedness Month. This year’s theme is: “Be Disaster Aware, Take Action to Prepare”. Throughout the month, various tips will be shared by response organizations about how to take action to prepare. Information will teach you how to reconnect with your family after a...

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Walking to School Gives Kids a Healthy Start to the Day

The start of school can be a difficult transition time, moving from active summer play to sitting all day. One way to prepare kids for a day in the classroom is to have them burn some energy on the way to school by walking or biking. If you’d like some safety tips for getting your child re...

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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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