LqP Emergency Declaration 5-12-22 (Signed)

Public Request for Damage Assessment

Public Request for Damage Assessment

The Lac qui Parle County Emergency Management Department is requesting assistance in documenting and assessing damage across the county. The magnitude of property affected by the May 12th storm makes a comprehensive initial survey hard to complete.

Anyone that suffered damages is asked to send photos and a descriptive summary to emergencymanagement@lqpco.com OR via the Lac qui Parle County Emergency Management Facebook Page post about Damage Assessments from May 13th.

Citizens can break down sites by describing buildings in the following four categories: ‘Destroyed’, ‘Major Damage’, ‘Minor Damage’, or ‘Affected’ and whether the building/property was insured.

The information gathered will be used for the Initial Impact and Damage Assessment report and submitted to the State Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management.

Your help on this is greatly needed and appreciated! Thank You



[For Immediate Release]

For questions on this press release, please contact:

Blain Johnson,
Lac qui Parle County / City of Madison
Emergency Management Director, Public Information
Office: 320-598-7171
Cell: 701-429-1737

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Seasonal Load Restrictions to End

DATE:            May 5, 2022
CONTACT:    Sam Muntean 

Lac qui Parle County Spring Load Restrictions

Lac qui Parle County seasonal load restrictions will end Friday, May 6, 2022, at 12:01 a.m.  Normal loads will be allowed on county roadways unless otherwise posted.

MNDOT load restrictions for Lac qui Parle County also end on Friday May 6th. More information can be found here: http://www.dot.state.mn.us/materials/pvmtdesign/sll/index.html 

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Spring Load Restrictions

DATE:            March 11, 2022
CONTACT:    Sam Muntean 

Lac qui Parle County Spring Load Restrictions

Lac qui Parle County seasonal load restrictions will start Wednesday, March 16, 2021, at 12:01 a.m.  All county paved roadways are 10 ton per axle unless posted otherwise, and county and township gravel roads are restricted to 5 ton per axle.

2022 County Spring Load Restriction Map and information on the State load restrictions may be viewed on the county web page under Spring Road Restriction/Road Posting at http://lqpco.com/index.php/highway-department/spring-road-restrictions-road-postings/.

Also, information on load restrictions on State Roads can be found on the MnDOT Seasonal Load Limits website at http://www.dot.state.mn.us/materials/pvmtdesign/sll/index.html.

The ending dates for Spring Load Restrictions are based on how weather is affecting roadway strength.  Therefore, the ending dates for Spring Load Restrictions are variable.


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Lac qui Parle County Receives 2021 Achievement Award from Minnesota Counties Intergovernmental Trust

Lac qui Parle County Receives 2021 Achievement Award from Minnesota Counties Intergovernmental Trust

ST. PAUL, Minn., Dec. 6, 2021—During the 2021 Minnesota Counties Intergovernmental Trust (MCIT) Annual Membership Meeting held in Bloomington Dec. 6, Board Chair Felix Schmiesing announced that Lac qui Parle County is the 2021 recipient of MCIT’s award for Outstanding Performance in the Workers’ Compensation Division. 

Each year MCIT looks for the county that has demonstrated steady improvement in its risk management and loss control efforts, its claims handling practices and its overall responsiveness to MCIT during the past five years. 

Schmiesing was proud to present the workers’ compensation division award to Lac qui Parle County for consistently improving claims handling in the area of workplace injury and illnesses, being committed to reducing employee injuries and having an overall focus on loss control and risk management. 

The award winning county distinguishes itself in the areas of loss control and risk management. Criteria used to identify the recipient include risk management, loss control, customer service and workers’ compensation claims.


Minnesota Counties Intergovernmental Trust is a joint risk-sharing entity formed pursuant to Minnesota Statutes Section 471.59 and 471.981. MCIT provides Minnesota county governments and related organizations with property, casualty and workers' compensation coverage, as well as relevant risk management and loss control services tailored to the unique business of the public sector and its related organizations. MCIT is a member services organization created by counties and made available to other public entities through an intergovernmental joint powers agreement.

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Job Posting: Environment / Feedlot Specialist

Environmental / Feedlot Specialist
(35 hour/week)


  • Minimum 2-year degree, or 2-year related experience in either agriculture, natural resources, watershed activities, feedlots, SSTS, or other related areas or equivalent.
  • Experience/proficiency in Microsoft Office Applications and ArcGIS
  • Ability to comprehend and navigate State software programs
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to work with the public.
  • Valid Drivers’ license, able to provide proof of insurance, clean driving record


Salary Range:$40,000 – $45,000

Benefit package includes:paid holidays, Health Insurance, & PERA

Deadline to apply:Friday, October 29, 2021


Full job description and application are located on-line at lqpybwatershed.org, in office, or by contacting Trudy at 320-598-3117.Send completed resume/application to: LQP-YB Watershed District, Courthouse, 600 6th Street #7, Madison, MN56256

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Second half Residential Taxes are due on or before:

Friday, October 15, 2021 to avoid penalty.

Penalty will be added to all taxes paid or postmarked after October 15th

Property taxes can be mailed, paid by credit card, or dropped in the drop box located in the east parking lot of the courthouse.  The drop box is available, for your convenience, 24 hours a day from April 1st to December 31st!  If you are paying by credit card, this can be done by going to www.parcelinfo.com or by calling our office for assistance.  If you have any questions please call our office at 320-598-3648.

Please make checks payable to:      

LqP County Auditor/Treasurer
600 6th Street, Suite 5
Madison, MN  56256


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Job Posting: Highway Technician


October 5, 2021


From:  Sam Muntean, Lac qui Parle County Highway Engineer

Lac qui Parle County Highway Department is accepting applications for a Highway Technician.  This position is to provide professional field and office civil engineering work including performing inspection duties; preparing plans and sketches; surveying; operating instruments; and performing additional tasks as assigned by the Engineer.  Duties include, but are not limited to: performing construction observation/inspection duties; preparing plans and sketches; surveying; assisting in the preparation of project specifications and bid documents; construction materials testing; additional tasks as assigned by the Engineer.

Minimum qualifications include a high school education, and Associate’s Degree in Civil Engineering Technology or 3 years of qualified work experience related in this field.  Must have a valid driver license.

Good knowledge in highway design, computer aided drafting and record keeping skills are desirable.

Base Salary ranges from $20.93 to $29.11 per hour based on experience and education, with benefits including insurance, cafeteria plan, and a retirement plan.


Application and Position Description may be obtained in person at:
Lac qui Parle County Highway Department
422 5th Avenue
Madison, Minnesota 56256

Or by telephone request: Phone (320) 598-3878

Or by email request: sam.muntean@lqpco.com

Or on the web site at: http://www.lqpco.com and select jobs at the top of the page.


County application forms are required.  Resumes will not be accepted as substitutes but may be submitted in addition to the application form.

Application deadline:  First Review October 29, 2021, position open until filled.


For Questions: 
Samuel A. Muntean, P.E.
Highway Engineer
(320) 598-3878