Updates on: Domestic Violence, Homeless, Adult Detention Center, New County Website Address

Domestic Violence

You can view a video created in response to reports of increased nationwide calls.  You will hear Olmsted County Attorney Mark Ostrem, Olmsted County Sheriff Kevin Torgerson, Rochester Police Chief James Franklin, and Michael Spindler-Drage from the Rochester City Attorney Office.  Here is the link to the video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LFQjhsN4XE0

Governor Walz Highlights Olmsted’s Caring for Homeless

Olmsted County, the City of Rochester, and Catholic Charities have collaborated to care for the homeless.  People who are experiencing a health risk have been placed in area hotels.  Families and victims of domestic violence have also been sheltered in area hotels.  24 hotel rooms are currently being utilized.

Other homeless residents have been provided shelter during the day and night at the Mayo Civic Center.  On average, 50 people have received shelter at night.

As always, the County’s goal is to find permanent housing for all the homeless.  I have supported work and continue to look for solution to house our homeless population.

Adult Detention Center

The County and Sheriff’s office continually monitors the health of the people who are held in the jail.  There are no known positive cases of COVID 19 in the Detention Center.

Olmsted County’s to Change Web Address

Olmsted’s current website domain is www.co.olmsted.mn.us  Very soon this will change to: www.Olmstedcounty.gov  My website, which is a similar address, will continue to inform people of Olmsted County’s official website and provide a direct link to Olmsted County’s official website.