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Olmsted County, Minnesota

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Olmsted County is one of 87 counties in Minnesota.

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The good

  • The names and contact information for all county commissioners is provided.[1]
  • County commissioner board meeting minutes[2] and schedules[3] are published.
  • County administrative officials names and contact information is available.[4]
  • Information on contracts is provided.[5]
  • The current budget is published.[6]
  • Audit information is published.[7]
  • Information on permits[8] and zoning[9]
  • Tax information is provided.[10]

The bad

  • County commissioner board meeting agendas are not published.
  • There is no information on lobbying.
  • There is no information on how to file a public records request.


Main article: Minnesota government sector lobbying

Olmsted County spent $20,000 between 2006-2010 on lobbying the federal government.[11]

The county has spent the following on government sector lobbying in the state from 2005-2009. This includes both contracts with lobbyists and membership in government sector lobbying associations

Year Amount
2009 $120,713
2008 $123,195
2007 $61,892
2006 $100,629
2005 $99,196

Data obtained from Minnesota State Auditor Lobbying Reports

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