Information of Interest

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…


Judicial District Changes

Olmsted County is in Minnesota’s Third Judicial District.  (There are 10 Judicial Districts in Minnesota.) The Third Judicial District encompasses Dodge, Fillmore, Freeborn, Houston, Mower, Olmsted, Rice, Steele, Wabasha, Waseca and Winona counties.  The court reviews the number…


Graham Park (Fairgrounds)

The Board has approved the master plan for the future of Graham Park.  The master plan will preserve the current functions of the fairgrounds and provide for changes that will transform it into a community…




Serving Our Veterans

Olmsted has 9,028 veterans.  Our Veteran Service Officers aid veterans, their dependents, and survivors with attaining federal, state, and local benefits.  These services include service connected disability compensation, non-service connected pensions, education benefits, medical benefits, assistance with…


Foster Care in Olmsted County

There were 121 foster care homes licensed in Olmsted County (57% of those were relative a kinship licenses); 194 children and youth were placed and supported by Olmsted County into these foster homes in 2017.  Olmsted…