Welcome to Linn County, Iowa!

If you are looking for local news, events, weather or other local features, you have come to the right place.

Looking for a local business? Click on one of the cities below for business and city area information.

Alburnett Cedar Rapids Center Point
Central City Coggon Ely
Fairfax Hiawatha Lisbon
Marion Mount Vernon Palo
Prairieburg Robins Springville
Toddville Troy Mills Viola


Map of Linn County, Iowa


Categories in Linn County, Iowa

Alburnett Categories Cedar Rapids Categories Center Point Categories Central City Categories Coggon Categories Ely Categories Fairfax Categories Hiawatha Categories Lisbon Categories Marion Categories Mount Vernon Categories Palo Categories Prairieburg Categories Robins Categories Springville Categories Toddville Categories Troy Mills Categories Viola Categories Walker Categories  

News in Linn County, Iowa

4 to 1
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:18:40 -0700

COUNCIL BLUFFS — A contingent of people from Washington County were in the meeting where the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission voted 4-1 today to deny a gaming license to a firm wishing to build a $164 million casino in Linn County. Washington County Riverboat Foundation president Patty Koller and member Ed Raber attended the meeting, held at the Ameristar Casino in Council Bluffs, and were ...

Linn Auditor catches likely violation
Mon, 14 Apr 2014 22:26:57 -0700

CEDAR RAPIDS — Iowa’s heavily used absentee voting system is open to irregularities and sloppy shortcuts that actually are violations of law, said Joel Miller, Linn County auditor and...

Commission to Announce Decision on Linn County Casino Today
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:03:10 -0700

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa - In a matter of hours, the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission will announce if Cedar Rapids should have a casino. Linn County voters showed their support for Cedar Crossing Casino in a special referendum in March of last year. A formal application was submitted in September.

Iowa speaker suggests reviewing role of gaming commission
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:45:00 -0700

DES MOINES — Not this year, but House Speaker Kraig Paulsen thinks it would be appropriate to look at the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission’s role in overseeing the state’s gaming industry.

Crop Report Shows More Farmers May Switch to Soybeans, Cut Back on Corn
Mon, 31 Mar 2014 18:53:52 -0700

LINN COUNTY, Iowa - The “corn rush” of recent years appears over as more farmers are reacting to declining corn prices. The first United States Agriculture Department (USDA) crop report of the new year showed farmers plan to switch more acres to soybeans.

Woman Injured in Highway 30 Crash
Tue, 25 Mar 2014 04:11:55 -0700

LINN COUNTY, Iowa - The Linn County Sheriff's Office responded to a crash that hospitalized a Cedar Rapids woman Monday night. Linn County Deputies, Atkins Fire and Area Ambulance responded to the crash on the east bound off ramp from Highway 30 to 16th Avenue SW around 9:39 p.m.

County officials renew efforts to protect roadside vegetation
Mon, 14 Apr 2014 22:26:40 -0700

Illegal mowing and cultivation are impairing the ability of Iowa’s roadside ditches from fulfilling their capabilities as green infrastructure, according to state and county...

Work to Start Soon on Reopening Linn County Shooting Range
Mon, 24 Mar 2014 13:26:35 -0700

LINN COUNTY, Iowa- A county-owned gun range in northern Linn County is about to start another construction project aimed at finally reopening all the facility to the public.

IOWA COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS – VA director steps down; county to restart process
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 08:10:22 -0700

By BRIAN RATHJEN The newly appointed executive director of Veterans Affairs of Iowa County has stepped down, just a week after his appointment. Richard Henson was appointed last week to replace Tom Crosby, who passed away in March. Henson, in his comments to the Iowa County Board of Supervisors Friday, April 11, said he was […]

Linn Supervisor Barron calls State of the County address “bittersweet”
Fri, 11 Apr 2014 07:18:47 -0700

CEDAR RAPIDS — Linn Supervisor Lu Barron on Thursday gave the annual State of the County address, calling it a “bittersweet” moment as she prepares to the leave the job at the end of the year after 18 years in office. About 150 people, including county elected officials, some county employees and other local elected officials, attended the event at The Hotel at Kirkwood Center, 7725 Kirkwood ...