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County to Provide Windstorm Debris Dump Sites

[Media Release] 5-19-22

County to Provide Windstorm Debris Dump Sites

Lac qui Parle County will be providing roll off dumpsters free of charge to all county residents to help assist in storm cleanup and debris removal. Dumpsters have been placed in Bellingham to start and will be rotated to other sites across the county in the coming weeks. There will be two dumpsters, one for garbage (damaged items or household garbage), and one for building material ONLY (shingles, bricks, wood, siding, drywall, metal).

Due to high demand, we are unable to place dumpsters at every site immediately; but expect to get to each site within 2 weeks so residents do not have to drive across the county to dump their material. Residents are encouraged to stack or trailer their debris in anticipation of the above local sites to open.  

Dumpster Locations:

  1. Bellingham – City Shop (across from American Legion)
  • Thursday, 5-19, Friday 5-20
  1. Marietta – City cold storage (3rd Ave between 1st and 2nd Street)
  • Following Bellingham site
  1. Nassau – Behind City Hall (4th and Main)
  2. Rosen – TBD
  3. Louisburg – Elevator (400 3rd Avenue)
  4. Cerro Gordo Twp. – Town Hall (CR-26, ½ mi. west of Hwy 40)
  5. Freeland Twp. – Town Hall (CR-11, ½ mi. south of CR-2)
  6. Dawson – Olson’s Sanitation (175 N 7th Street, Dawson, MN)

Additional locations and times may be adjusted based on need and usage, so please stay tuned for updates on the county website lqpco.com.

Lac qui Parle is partnering with Olson’s Sanitation on servicing the dump sites.

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[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

blain.johnson@lqpco.com

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Public Request for Damage Assessment

PRESS RELEASE
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

 

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[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
blain.johnson@lqpco.com

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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 

5.5.22 Seasonal Load Resrictions

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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.

ABOUT MCIT

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.