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RentHelpMN is Now Open for Applications

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RentHelpMN is Now Open for Applications

Minnesota Housing is pleased to announce that RentHelpMN is now open and accepting applications. RentHelpMN makes it possible for eligible renters to get caught up on overdue rent and utilities dating back to March 13, 2020. It also makes provisions for those at risk of falling behind on rent payments due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Please note that RentHelpMN is in Phase One, in which people with past due rent who meet eligibility requirements are invited to apply.

To apply for RentHelpMN, please visit renthelpmn.org or call 211. The 211 helpline has dedicated multilingual staff available to answer questions about RentHelpMN, 8:00a.m. – 8:00p.m. Monday through Saturday.

Visit renthelpmn.org to learn more about the program and eligibility requirements and to apply.

Financing Plan Analysis

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 9, 2021. 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 $0.98 per running foot for those living on county roads, and $0.49 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 2021.

Dust Control Application Request

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Job Opening: Social Worker – Child Protection

County Agency Name: Lac qui Parle County Family Service Center

Merit System Class Title: Social Worker

County Job Title: Social Worker – Child Protection

Location/Site: 930 First Avenue, Madison, MN  56256

Posting Closes: 3/16/2021

Job Type: Full-time Position

Hours scheduled per week: 40

Hourly Wage Range: $23.38 to $36.39

Job summary:

Child protection;  Intake, assessment and case management for families and children who need intervention and services to ameliorate conditions of abuse & neglect and engage them in strength based, solution focused planning in an interactional helping model. 

Preferred qualifications:   Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or Related Field.

APPLY AT MN MERIT SYSTEM

Please use the following link:

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/mnmeritsystem/jobs/2993097/county-agency-social-worker-cps-lac-qui-parle-county

 

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Southwestern Minnesota Adult Mental Health Consortium Meetings

Southwestern Minnesota Adult Mental Health Consortium monthly meetings are held the 2nd Friday of the month starting at 9:30a.m. The following is a list of dates for 2021:

  • January 8th
  • February 12th
  • March 12th
  • April 9th
  • May 14th
  • June 11th
  • July 9th
  • August 13th
  • September 10th
  • October 8th – Annual Meeting
  • November 12th
  • December 10th

If you would like more information on SMAMHC meetings contact Kimberly Holm at Kimberly.holm@smamhc.com.

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2021 Family Child Care Variance Policy

On October 20, 2020, the Lac qui Parle County Social Services Board approved the Family Child Care Variance Policy. This policy will be effective January 1, 2021. You may view this policy on the Family Services Policies webpage by following this link http://lqpco.com/index.php/family-services/lqp-family-services-policies/

If you have qeustions, please contact Lac qui Parle County Family Services at 320-598-7594.

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COVID-19 Testing

The Minnesota Department of Health, the City of Madison, and Countryside Public Health are partnering to host free, no barrier COVID-19 testing in Madison.

Who qualifies?

  • Open to everyone in the Madison Community
  • Symptoms or no symptoms
  • Free, no insurance needed

When?

Thursday, October 29, 2020: 12:00pm – 6:00pm

Where?

Madison Armory
504 3rd Street
Madison, MN  56256

Sign up for an appointment time now.

This helps keep wait times short and gives people plenty of space.

Register online:

https://www.primarybio.com/r/madison

For additional testing sites visit: https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/testsites/

If you are not able to sign up online, or need a translator, call 1-855-612-0677 for assistance.

If you have questions directly for Countryside Public Heath, please call 1-800-657-3291.

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Job Opening: Heavy Equipment Operator

 
October 15, 2020 – NOTICE
 
From:   Sam Muntean
Lac qui Parle County Highway Engineer
 
JOB OPPORTUNITY
 
Lac qui Parle County Highway Department is accepting applications for a Heavy Equipment Operator.  Primary duties will be, under general supervision, being able to operate all or a majority of the highway maintenance equipment required in maintaining and repairing the county roadway system.
 
Minimum qualifications include a high school education, and have a Commercial Driver License (Class A) and able to obtain the tanker endorsement.
 
Good knowledge in highway maintenance procedures and equipment, equipment maintenance, and the ability to do physical activities is desirable.
 
The pay range for this position is $21.33 per hour to $23.31 per hour based on the step system in the union contract, 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 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: November 6th, 2020 or until filled.
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Get Tested for COVID-19

The Minnesota Department of Health, the City of Montevideo, the Chippewa County Sheriff’s Department and Countryside Public Health are partnering to host free, no barrier COVID-19 testing in Montevideo.

Who qualifies?

  • Open to everyone in the Montevideo Community
  • Symptoms or no symptoms
  • Free, no insurance needed

When?

Tuesday, October 20, 2020: 12:00pm – 6:00pm

Wednesday, October 21, 2020: 12:00pm – 6:00pm

Thursday, October 22, 2020: 12:00pm – 6:00pm

Where?

Montevideo Community Center
550 1st Street South
Montevideo, MN  56265

Sign up for an appointment time now.

This helps keep wait times short and gives people plenty of space.

Register online:

https://www.primarybio.com/r/montevideo

For additional testing sites visit: https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/testsites/

If you are not able to sign up online, or need a translator, call 1-855-612-0677 for assistance.

If you have questions directly for Countryside Public Heath, please call 1-800-657-3291.

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Job Opening: Assistant Engineer

September 28, 2020 – NOTICE

From:   Sam Muntean
Lac qui Parle County Highway Engineer

JOB OPPORTUNITY

Lac qui Parle County Highway Department is accepting applications for an Assistant Engineer.  This position is to provide professional field and office civil engineering work, and supervise and coordinate county highway technical staff and operations.  Duties include, but are not limited to: supervising inspection duties; reviewing plans and sketches; negotiate right-of-way and easement purchases; operating instruments; and performing additional tasks as assigned by the Engineer.

Minimum qualifications include a high school education, and Associate’s Degree in Civil Engineering Technology with a minimum of eight years of experience in engineering, design, surveying or related in this field; or Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering and has passed the EIT test. 

Base Salary ranges from $26.79 to $35.62 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:  October 23, 2020.