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.


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.


Job Posting: Environment / Feedlot Specialist

Environmental / Feedlot Specialist
(35 hour/week)


  • Minimum 2-year degree, or 2-year related experience in either agriculture, natural resources, watershed activities, feedlots, SSTS, or other related areas or equivalent.
  • Experience/proficiency in Microsoft Office Applications and ArcGIS
  • Ability to comprehend and navigate State software programs
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to work with the public.
  • Valid Drivers’ license, able to provide proof of insurance, clean driving record


Salary Range:$40,000 – $45,000

Benefit package includes:paid holidays, Health Insurance, & PERA

Deadline to apply:Friday, October 29, 2021


Full job description and application are located on-line at, in office, or by contacting Trudy at 320-598-3117.Send completed resume/application to: LQP-YB Watershed District, Courthouse, 600 6th Street #7, Madison, MN56256


Second half Residential Taxes are due on or before:

Friday, October 15, 2021 to avoid penalty.

Penalty will be added to all taxes paid or postmarked after October 15th

Property taxes can be mailed, paid by credit card, or dropped in the drop box located in the east parking lot of the courthouse.  The drop box is available, for your convenience, 24 hours a day from April 1st to December 31st!  If you are paying by credit card, this can be done by going to or by calling our office for assistance.  If you have any questions please call our office at 320-598-3648.

Please make checks payable to:      

LqP County Auditor/Treasurer
600 6th Street, Suite 5
Madison, MN  56256



Job Posting: Highway Technician


October 5, 2021


From:  Sam Muntean, Lac qui Parle County Highway Engineer

Lac qui Parle County Highway Department is accepting applications for a Highway Technician.  This position is to provide professional field and office civil engineering work including performing inspection duties; preparing plans and sketches; surveying; operating instruments; and performing additional tasks as assigned by the Engineer.  Duties include, but are not limited to: performing construction observation/inspection duties; preparing plans and sketches; surveying; assisting in the preparation of project specifications and bid documents; construction materials testing; additional tasks as assigned by the Engineer.

Minimum qualifications include a high school education, and Associate’s Degree in Civil Engineering Technology or 3 years of qualified work experience related in this field.  Must have a valid driver license.

Good knowledge in highway design, computer aided drafting and record keeping skills are desirable.

Base Salary ranges from $20.93 to $29.11 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:

Or on the web site at: 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:  First Review October 29, 2021, position open until filled.


For Questions: 
Samuel A. Muntean, P.E.
Highway Engineer
(320) 598-3878                                                                                                                  


CSAH 34 Subgrade Work Slated to Begin on 9/21



Subgrade repair work on CSAH 34 is slated to begin on Tuesday September 21st by the contractor. This work will consist of moving the millings to one side of the road excavating subgrade, placing geotextile fabric, replacing millings and then repeating the process on the other side of the road then placing new base course and asphalt pavement. This work is planned to be completed this fall weather permitting.

Please contact the Highway Department with any questions at 320-598-3878

Road Work Location


Job Posting: Dispatcher – Jailer



Lac qui Parle County Sheriff's Office, 600 Sixth St, Madison, MN  56256

Application Period:

Thursday, September 9, 2021 – Friday, October 1, 2021

Job Type:

Full-Time – 40 hours/week position

Wage and Benefits:

  • $19.04 / hr starting (2021 Contract)
  • 11 Paid Holiday's per year
  • Union Representation(MNPEA)
  • Initial uniform issue and yearly uniform allowance
  • Shift Differential Pay, Nights and weekends
  • Sick & Vacation Time OFF
  • Health and Life Insurance
  • Longevity Pay increases
  • MN State Retirement (PERA – Corrections)

Job Summary:

Duties include staffing the County's 911/Dispatch Center as well as the supervision of inmates housed in the County Jail under the direction of the Jail Administrator and supervision of the Sheriff. (Full job description available upon request). 

Minimum Qualifications:

High school education, a valid driver's license, and no disqualifying criminal confictions (background study to be conducted). 

Apply Via:

Applications: Available at the Sheriffs Office or HERE
Email to Sheriff: 



Public Notice: MN Family Investment Program Plan 2022-23 Citizen Participation Solicited


Lac qui Parle County Family Service Center is developing the Minnesota Family Investment Program Plan for 2022-2023. 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 10, 2021.

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