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 3, 2020. 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 or mail/bring to Lac qui Parle County Highway Department, 422 5th Ave, Madison, MN  56256.
The cost of material and application will be $0.96 per running foot for those living on county roads, and $0.48 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 2020.

Dust Control Application Request


Minnesota Family Investment Program 2020-2021 Plan

Lac qui Parle County Family Service Center is developing the Minnesota Family Investment Program Plan for 2020-2021.  Citizen participation is invited in the development of this plan.

The Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP) [Minnesota Statutes 256J.626 requires counties to submit a biennial service agreement to the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) to receive these public funds. The primary purpose of the Biennial Service Agreement is to establish agreed upon outcomes and identify strategies counties will use to achieve these outcomes.

Copies of the proposed plan will be available at the Family Service Center at 930 First Avenue, Madison, MN or will be sent to you upon request by mail or email. The draft of the MFIP Biennial Service Agreement will be available for review and comment until October 15, 2019.

We encourage citizens of Lac qui Parle County to participate in the development of these plans by submitting written comments and suggestions to Kirsten Gloege, Director, Lac qui Parle County Family Service Center, P.O. Box 7, Madison, MN  56256.


Spring Load Restrictions

Lac qui Parle County
Department of Highways
422 5th Avenue, Suite 301
Madison, MN  56256
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

Also, information on load restrictions on State Roads can be found on the MnDOT Seasonal Load Limits website at

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.


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​ 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

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.


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