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Dust Control

The Lac qui Parle County Highway Department will be applying dust control on county, township and community gravel roads in Lac qui Parle County as approved by the County Highway Engineer. Only liquid calcium chloride will be offered as dust coating treatment.
Residents living on county and township gravel roads or Local Units of Government with gravel roads, within Lac qui Parle County, who wish to have the dust coating, must make a request by April 26, 2019. No request will be accepted after this date.
Please call the Lac qui Parle County Highway Department at (320) 598-3878, or click on Dust Control Application Request at the bottom of this news release.  Email the form to sam.muntean@lqpco.com or mail/bring to Lac qui Parle County Highway Department, 422 5th Ave, Madison, MN  56256.
The cost of material and application will be $0.90 per running foot for those living on county roads, and $0.45 per running foot per pass for those living on township roads. This is based on 0.25 gallons of material per square yard. If you are a first time customer you may want to consider two passes for the first year or two. The gravel roads should be bladed prior to application; this must be arranged between the resident on township roads and the Township Board. Lac qui Parle County makes no guarantee of the performance of this product. The planned placement of the dust coating will be in mid-May to early-June of 2019.

Dust Control Application Request

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Spring Load Restrictions

Lac qui Parle County
Department of Highways
422 5th Avenue, Suite 301
Madison, MN  56256
Email: sam.muntean@lqpco.com
Phone: 320-598-3878
Fax:     320-598-3020
Samuel A. Muntean, PE
Highway Engineer
DATE:            March 12, 2018
CONTACT:    Sam Muntean

Lac qui Parle County Spring Load Restrictions

Lac qui Parle County seasonal load restrictions will start Saturday, March 16, 2019, at 12:01 a.m.  All county paved roadways are 10 ton per axle unless posted otherwise, and county and township gravel roads will be restricted to 5 ton per axle.

2019 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 www.mndot.gov/loadlimits.

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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Job Opening: Full-Time Human Services Director


Lac Qui Parle County, Madison, MN, is currently seeking an individual for the full time position of Human Services Director. Under the supervision of the County's Social Services Board, the Human Services Director is responsible for the overall administration of the Family Services Department, including management of a staff of 24 and an annual operations budget of around $3 million.

Current salary range is $75,000 – $113,000 per year, depending on applicant qualifications.  Other benefits include health insurance, PERA pension, retirement savings plan, and more.

Please visit http://lqpco.com/index.php/contact/employment-opportunities/​ for an application and job description. Submit job application form directly to: Lac qui Parle County, Auditor-Treasurer-Coordinator Jake Sieg, 600 6th Street, Suite 6, Madison, MN 56256. For more information, contact ATC Jake Sieg at (320) 598-7261 or jake.sieg@lqpco.com.

Application Deadline: 4:30 p.m., January 11, 2019

Examples of Duties

The Human Services Director is responsible for the planning, implementing and administration of services and programs for the County Family Services Department; the county's largest department. The director supervises department operations and activities through unit supervisors in social services and income maintenance and provides direct supervision of the child support and fiscal officers. In addition, the director is responsible for the department's compliance with regulations and direction from the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) and health plans with delegated agreements with Lac Qui Parle County.

Minimum Qualifications

Qualified candidates must possess a bachelor's degree from a four-year college or university with a major in social work, psychology, sociology, or closely related field and four years of line staff experience including two years of supervisory experience in the human services field. Alternatively, candidates may possess a bachelor's degree with a major in business, public administration, healthcare or related field and six years of line staff experience including two years of supervisory experience in the human services field.

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Get Involved in National Rx Take Back Day

Unused or expired prescription medications at home are a public safety issue and can lead to accidental poisoning, overdose, and abuse. Unused prescriptions thrown in the trash can be retrieved and abused or illegally sold. The misuse and abuse of over-the-counter medications and illicit drugs affect the health and well-being of millions of Americans.

On Saturday, October 27, 2018, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), in partnership with federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement, businesses, medical offices, agencies, and first responders, will host events to collect and safely dispose of unwanted medications.

Removing unwanted or expired medications from the medicine cabinet is an easy and concrete step that everyone can take to make a difference in the opioid crisis.

National Take Back Initiative Collection(s) Site

Saturday, October 27, 2018
10:00 am – 2:00 pm






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Winter Coat Drive

Lac qui Parle County Family Services is proud to partner with

KleinBank & Prairie Five Community Action

to collect new or gently used winter coats during the week of

September 17th – 21st at KleinBank in Madison

(After September 21, individuals or families in need can obtain a voucher from Lac qui Parle County Family Services for a coat. Vouchers are redeemed at Prairie Five in Madison.)

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September 18, 2018 Social Services Board Meeting

The meeting of the Lac qui Parle County Social Services Board will be held at the Multi-Media room of the Annex, located in the west end of the Elementary School at 422 5th Avenue, Madison, MN on Tuesday, September 18th from 8:30 a.m. to Noon.

Guest speaker will be Jim Przybilla, CEO of PrimeWest, at 10:00 a.m. This meeting is open to the public.

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The Salvation Army is giving away backpacks filled with school supplies (pictured above) for children who reside in Lac qui Parle County. This is to make sure children in the area have the supplies they need when the school year begins. (Head Start, Preschool, and College students are not eligible for this program.)

Please stop in at Lac qui Parle County Family Services to pick up an application. Assistance will be determined based upon the date of the returned application on a first come, first serve basis. The agency will continue to accept applications until all the backpacks have been distributed. Parent ID must be presented at the time of the backpack distribution.

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The Incredible Years

“Parenting is one of the most important jobs you will ever have. Yet has the least amount of training.”

Would you like… Less whining? Fewer tantrums? Less yelling? Less guilt?

Then join us for The Incredible Years birth to five class. A research proven, positive approach to parenting children.

Class topics will include:

  • Playing with your child
  • Praise
  • Rewarding your child
  • Setting limits
  • Time out
  • Ignore and redirect
  • Natural and logical consequences
  • Communication and problem solving
  • Parenting strategies and principles

Incredible Years is a free, 6-week parenting program designed to strengthen parenting skills and promote children’s optimal social, emotional, physical and academic development. This program is held once a week beginning Tuesday, September 18th  in a small group setting. Please join us for a meal planned just for you and your family starting at 5:00pm with a 2 ½ hour long session to follow from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. Planned playtime and child care (for children 12 years old and younger) will be available and provided by licensed staff. The child care and meal are provided at no cost to participants.

             *Please sign-up by September 11th*

How do I sign up?

We request that all interested families pre-register by contacting:

Prairie Five Head Start
422 5th Avenue Suite 307
Madison, MN 56256

Countryside Public Health
Lac Qui Parle Office Nancy Tofte
422 5th Avenue
Madison, MN 56256

Dawson-Boyd School District-Community
families can sign-up also at: www.dawsonboydschools.org
848 Chestnut St.
Dawson, MN 56232