Information of Interest



Curbside Voting & Real ID

Curbside Voting and Early voting If it is difficult for you to walk or stand, you can try the curbside voting service at Olmsted County’s Early Voting site at 1421 3rdAve SE, Second Floor.  There are…



Liveable Community, MERC, and Minnesota Real ID

Creating a “Liveable Community” A “Liveable” Community is safe and secure, has affordable and appropriate housing, diverse transportation options, and supportive community features and services.  In the City for Good, AARP Minnesota, and Family Service Rochester…



Lake Zumbro Dredging

i supported an additional $125,000 for dredging of Lake Zumbro with the caveat that Wabasha County and Rochester Public Utilities will also increase their contributions in a proportionate amount and the property owners around the…


Affordable Housing

The Olmsted County Housing and Redevelopment Authority has been providing affordable housing for many people and continues to work with other agencies to bring more affordable housing to the county.  In 2018 the following occurred: Community…




Olmsted County Victim Services

The Olmsted County Sheriff’s Department has a strong working relationship with Victim Services.  Both the Sheriff’s Office and the Rochester Police Department give priority to sexual assaults.   I support the county’s efforts to provide assistance to victims…


Salmonella Outbreaks

Graham Briggs, the Director of Olmsted County Public Health, recently was interviewed on KTTC TV regarding recent National outbreaks of Salmonella. You can view the interview with this link:  http://www.kttc.com/story/38770701/2018/07/30/10-active-salmonella-investigations-in-us-but-why-so-many The Olmsted County Health Department is responsible…



Lake Zumbro Dredging

The bidding for dredging Lake Zumbro will be open on July 31. After about 6 years of planning, procuring permits, working with lake homeowners and townships Olmsted County will open the bidding on July 31. The…