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A Community Conversation in Dawson

The Minnesota River Area Agency on Aging (MNRAAA) will be hosting a Community Conversation on Tuesday, November 7 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon at Heartland Building, 636 Sixth Street in Dawson. The information gathered will be used to identify the policy issues individuals believe are most important to our future as an older society.

Please RSVP by emailing bshanafelt@mnraaa.org or calling 507-387-1256 x101.

Who should attend? Residents of all ages, caregivers, service providers, elected officials, business owners, organizations and anyone that is aging.

MNRAAA, in partnership with the Minnesota Board on Aging and the Minnesota Department of Human Services, is looking ahead to 2030. As 2017 marks the year that baby boomers start turning 85, it is important for communities to begin a new conversation about what our future can be so all older adults and their families are supported and communities can thrive. It is truly a transformative time in our communities! Visit their website at: www.mnraaa.org.

To learn more about MN 2030 visit their website at https://mn.gov/dhs/mn2030. You are also encouraged to provide input by completing a survey at http://surveys.dhs.state.mn.us/snapwebhost/s.asp?k=149581989669.

WHO: Minnesota River Area Agency on Aging (MNRAAA)

WHAT: A Community Conversation

WHEN: Tuesday, November 7, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon

WHERE: Heartland Building, 636 Sixth Street, Dawson, MN

COST: Free

Source: A Community Conversation in Dawson

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Job Opening: Permanent Part-Time Social Worker – Adult Services

Lac qui Parle County Family Services is seeking a Permanent Part-Time Social Worker – Adult Services.

SALARY: $21.47 /Hour

Submit an application to Minnesota Merit System by applying at this link here: 011-OC. Applications will be accepted until Monday, November 20, 2017 at 4:30pm.

JOB SUMMARY:

This social worker will serve as the adult protective services person, who will complete investigations as they are screened in through the MN Adult Abuse Reporting Center. Once the case is opened, the worker will offer services to the vulnerable adult and provide initial case management as needed. All documentation will be entered into SSIS and service agreements will be written to pay for services. Worker must work closely with law enforcement and health care providers.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

A bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university with a major in social work, psychology, sociology or closely related field.

or

A bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university with a major in any field and one (1) year of experience as a social worker in a public or private social services agency.

You may apply before graduating, but no more than 60 days prior to receiving your Bachelor’s Degree.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Contact for information: Joel Churness, Director; Phone #320-598-7594

Mailing address: P.O. Box 7, 930 First Avenue, Madison, MN  56256

Lac qui Parle County is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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Free Deaf and Hard of Hearing 101 Training on October 12th

Free “Dispelling the Myths” training set in Madison (Lac Qui Parle County). See an enclosed attachment of DHHS seminar brochure October 2017 for more details.

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Division (DHHS) through MN Dept. of Human Services will sponsor “Dispelling the Myths” (Deaf and Hard of Hearing 101), an all-day, free, public training covering various aspects of being deaf and hard of hearing.  The seminar is set for 10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 12, 2017, at West Annex of M-M-N Elementary School, Multi-Media Room, 422 5th Avenue (West Entrance) Madison, MN.

Encouraged to attend are businesses, employers, public agencies, adults with hearing loss, parents of children with a hearing loss and others who are interested.  The training will have a small interactive session in which participants can experience a simulated hearing loss.  Equipment for people who are deaf and/or hard of hearing also will be demonstrated.

Other topics to be covered include:

  • Terminology and definitions
  • Communication tips and methods
  • Sign Language interpreters
  • Hard of Hearing issues
  • Deaf Culture
  • Resources

To ensure there is space available, registration is recommended by calling the DHHS St. Cloud office at 1-800-456-3690 or by sending an email to dhhs.stcloud@state.mn.us.  When registering, please provide the following information: name and complete address: employer and job title; daytime and evening phone numbers; date of seminar; and email address.   A confirmation email or phone call will be sent about one week before the training.   Registration must be received by September 28, 2017 (extended deadline date).

Sign language interpreter and assistive listening device will be provided.

Any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact our office.

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Job Opening: Heavy Equipment Operator

July 12, 2017  – 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 at the Bellingham Shop. Primary duty 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.

Starting pay is $17.83 per hour going to $19.81 per hour in one (1) year 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 is August 4, 2017.

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Receiving Bids for Re-Shingling Roof at Family Services

Lac qui Parle County Family Service Center

PROJECT:  Sealed proposals will be received for re-shingling roof at the Lac qui Parle County Family Service Center in Madison, MN.  Specifications are linked below and are available from the Director, Lac qui Parle County Family Service Center, Box 7, 930 First Avenue, Madison, MN 56256.

Building Specifications for Contract Work- 2017

PROJECT SCOPE:  The project consists of supplying labor and materials for all work specified above in conformance with all applicable codes.

TYPE OF BID:  Roofing bids are sought.  One bid requested for all roofing work outlined in specifications.

BID DATEBids must be received at or before 4:30 p.m. on Monday, July 17, 2017 at the County Auditor’s Office, Courthouse, 600 Sixth St. W., Madison, MN 56256.  Bids will be opened the following day on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at approximately 2:00 p.m., during the afternoon meeting of the Board of County Commissioners

PLACE OF OPENING:  Commissioners Board Room, Lac qui Parle County Courthouse, 600 Sixth St. W., Madison, MN  56256.

PRE-BID MEETING:  Contractors may call (320) 598-7594 to arrange an appointment with Joel Churness, Director, Lac qui Parle County Family Service Center to visit the work site and to review details of the project between Monday, July 10, 2017 and Wednesday, July 12, 2017.

BID SECURITY:  Each proposal shall be accompanied by certified check, cashier’s check, or bid bond in the amount of 5% of the bid submitted, made payable to “Lac qui Parle County”, as a guarantee that the bidder will, if awarded the contract, enter into a contract in accordance with his proposal and the contract documents, and will furnish Performance and Labor and Material Bond in the amount of 100% of the contract.  Contractor must also provide certificate of commercial general liability insurance and proof of worker’s compensation & employer’s liability coverage.

RIGHT OF REJECTION:  The Lac qui Parle Board of County Commissioners reserves the right to reject any or all bids and to waive any formalities herein.

BIDS REQUESTED BY:

Jake Sieg, County Auditor

600 Sixth St. W.

Madison, MN 56256

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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 control 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 control, must make a request by April 28, 2017. 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 to the link on the form or mail/bring to Lac qui Parle County Highway Department, 422 5th Ave, Madison, MN  56256.
The cost of material and application will be $0.85 per running foot for those living on county roads, and $0.425 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 control will be in mid-May to early-June of 2017.

Dust Control Application Request

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Job Opening: Maintenance Supervisor

March 8, 2017 – NOTICE

From:   Sam Muntean
Lac qui Parle County Highway Engineer

JOB OPPORTUNITY

Lac qui Parle County Highway Department is accepting applications for a Maintenance Supervisor. This position is to provide roadway and bridge maintenance knowledge, coordinate and supervise county highway maintenance personnel, operations and the maintenance of the highway equipment. Duties include, but are not limited to: supervising maintenance operations; work with other public agencies; final approval of utility and access permits work; operating equipment; and performing additional tasks as assigned by the Engineer.

Minimum qualifications include a high school education, and Two (2) years of higher education and 6 years of experience, of a progressively responsible nature, in the field of highway maintenance and/or construction work, or 10 years of experience, of a progressively responsible nature, in the field of highway maintenance and/or construction work. Prior supervisory experience.  Must have a commercial driver license (Class A).

Base Salary ranges from $23.75 to $30.00 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 on the web site at: http://www.lqpco.com and select employment 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: Open until filled – First Review Date is March 31, 2017.

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Highway 40 speed limit to increase to 60 mph

WILLMAR, Minn. – The speed limit on Highway 40 from the South Dakota border to the north Jct of Hwy 119 will increase from 55 mph to 60 mph.  Installation of new speed limit signs are scheduled, weather permitting, for the week of March 13, 2017.  Speed limits in Marietta and Madison will not change.  The increased speed limit change applies only to the area listed above.  All other posted speed limits will remain the same.

For updated road condition information, call 511 or visit www.511mn.org.