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10/8/15 - Reserve & National Guard Veteran Seminars Offered - Veteran Services

McLeod County Veteran Services will be hosting an information seminar focusing on benefits for individuals with military service in either the National Guard or the various military Reserves (Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps or Coast Guard).  Often Reservists and Guardsmen have been told that the lack of active duty service precludes them from any and all veteran benefits.  This is not necessarily the case.
On Thursday, October 15th there will be four opportunities to attend a 45-minute seminar tailored specifically to Reserve Component and National Guard veterans.  The Seminars will be held in the morning at 9:00 or 11:00 AM and again in the afternoon at 1:00 or 3:00 PM at McLeod County’s Administrative Building on North Hennepin Avenue in Glencoe. 
Subjects covered during these seminars will include possible access to health care, financial assistance, home loan guarantees, death, burial and survivor benefits.
So, no matter what you may have been told in the past, come get the straight story. For details contact Veteran Services at (320) 864-1268.  See you there!


9/2/15 - Comments/Input Invited on 2016-2017 Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP) Biennial Service Agreement - Social Services

The McLeod County Welfare & Social Service Committee is developing the 2016-2017 Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP) Biennial Service Agreement (BSA). Citizen participation is invited in the development of this Agreement.  Please click here for more information.



8/24/15 - Foster Care Orientation - Social Services  
Have you ever considered becoming a foster or foster/adoptive parent? 
McLeod County Social Services is hosting a Foster Parent Orientation for families interested in becoming foster parents on Saturday, October 10, 2015.  This meeting is an opportunity to learn about McLeod County's foster care program and ask questions to decide if it may be right for you.  Please click here for more information.

8/6/15 - Vietnam Era Veteran Benefits Seminars
McLeod County Veteran Services is hosting free seminars with information unique to active duty Vietnam Era veterans (military service between August 5th, 1964 and May 7th 1975) on both Thursday and Friday August 13th and 14th at the County’s Administrative building in Glencoe. The seminars will be offered four times daily at 9:00 and 11:00am each morning and at 1:00 and 4:00pm each afternoon. Topics covered will include veteran’s access to health care, long-term care, disability benefits, financial assistance, end of life care, burial and survivor benefits.  Questions, call Veteran Services at (320)864-1268.
7/9/15 - Request For Proposals (RFP) for Construction Management Services related to the McLeod County Courthouse Expansion and Jail Renovation - Administration. 
McLeod County is asking that construction management proposals be submitted no later than 10:00 AM on Friday, July 24 to the Administration Department.  Click on this hyperlink to view the RFP. 
3/23/15 -  Bids Let for McLeod County Courthouse Expansion and Jail Renovation- Administration Department
Contractors interested in being considered for work to be performed on the proposed McLeod County Courthouse Expansion and Jail Renovation are invited to submit proposals to Wold Architects for consideration.  Please contact John McNamara at (651) 227-7773 for more information.
3/18/15 - 2016 Evaluation Notices; Assessor's Office and 2015 Tax Statements; Auditor-Treasurer's Office
The 2016 Evaluation Notices and 2015 Property Tax Statements were mailed Wednesday, March 18, 2015.  If you have a question regarding your homestead, classification or value, please call the assessor's office at 320-864-1254.  If you have a question regarding your taxes, please call 320-864-1273.
Written Driver's Test in Glencoe
Effective May 1, 2015, will be the 2nd and 4th Wednesday's of the month from 10:00AM until 11:15AM.  (Proper ID required.  Road test appointments for Class D and Motorcycle tests can be made at WWW.MNDRIVEINFO.COM or call (651) 284-1234.
2/11/15 - Seminar for Korea War Era Veterans - Veteran Services
McLeod County Veteran Services is hosting several informational seminars specifically tailored for Korean War veterans and their spouses.  The first will be in Glencoe on Thursday, February 19th at both 1:00pm and again at 5:00pm at the County’s Administrative Building on Hennepin Avenue North.  The second will be in Hutchinson on Thursday, February 26th again at 1:00pm and again at 5:00pm at the County’s Solid Waste Facility on 5th Avenue SE.  For details, contact McLeod County Veteran Services at (320)864-1268.
1/28/15 - DNR Postpones AIS Training and Trailer Decal Program
Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS)

7/15/14 - Disaster Relief - Assessors Office
If your property has been damaged by the recent flooding please contact the County Assessor’s office at (320)864-1254.  Depending on the amount of damage, there are programs that offer property tax relief to owners of damaged homes.  There are qualifications that need to be met and an application that will need to be filled out.  You can reach us at the above number from 8 to 4:30 pm Monday thru Friday.
7/1/14 - Minnesota Department of Health Flooding Information - Public Health
Please see the below links for Minnesota Department of Health flooding information:
6/25/14 - Emergency Storm Relief Grant Available for Veterans- Veteran Services
The Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs has established a Disaster Relief Grant program to address unreimbursed cleanup and repair expenses that may have been incurred as a result of the storms after June 11, 2014 in McLeod and several surrounding counties. Veterans, their families or surviving spouses may apply for this grant to cover their out of pocket expenses resulting from flooding or wind damage up to $1,000. Contact your County Veteran Service office for assistance in completing the required applications not later than September 30, 2014. In McLeod County the number is (320) 864-1268.

6/22/14 - Flooding at County Facilities - Administration
All County Facilities will be open and doing business on Monday, June 23rd.  All
employees should return to work as scheduled.

6/20/14 - Flooding at County Facilities- Administration

IT Staff  are in the process of resolving some minor IT equipment concerns at the Health and Human Services Building and employees will be able to work Friday, June 20 from the Building.  Employee parking is available in some high spots located at the SE and NW end of the parking lot as well as on the side of County Road 2.

Employees at the North Complex and Social Services Annex are still unable to access their buildings due to the high levels of water and should not report to work today.

Please stay tuned to these announcements for future updates on building closures. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

6/19/14 - Flooding at County Facilities- Administration

Due to flooding the Social Services Annex, North Complex and Health and Human Services Facilities were closed Thursday, June 19 .  Employees working in departments located at these three facilities were directed to go home as the flood waters continued to rise and IT equipment was shut off to avoid damage.  Friday, June 20 the Social Services Annex and North Complex will be again closed.
Employees at the Health and Human Services Facility should check the County News tab on the Internet on Friday, June 20 prior to driving in to work. If the Facility is closed employees should stay home.   The IT Director will determine  and post by 7:00 AM on Friday, June 20 whether or not the IT equipment can be restarted without further damage.  In addition a Code Red notice will be put out to all County employees.
5/14/14  -  DUST CONTROL - Highway
McLeod County has discontinued our annual dust control program indefinitely.  Checkout for alternative options.  
5/7/14 - Spring Load Restrictions are ending 5/12/14 - Highway
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1/13/2012 - McLeod for Tomorrow 2014 Winterfest - Adminsitration

The charitable organization, McLeod for Tomorrow, is hosting the 2nd annual McLeod for Tomorrow Winterfest Event on February 1, 2014 from 10:00AM- 2:00PM at the McLeod County Fairgrounds in Hutchinson.  The free family fun event includes activities such as sleigh and dogsled rides, snow shoeing, a medallion hunt, ice skating, snow bikes and many generous prizes that will be given away including a small airplane ride, rain barrel and numerous gift certificates for dining at local restaurants. Food and drink will be available for a cost.

Please click on the link above to view more information pertaining to the event.


11/04/2013 2nd Half Agricultural Tax Due - Auditor-Treasurer's Office

McLeod County Auditor-Treasurer, Cindy Schultz, would like to remind McLeod County residents that the second half of your property tax payments for agricultural properties is due November 15, 2013.
Payments are accepted by mail, in person at the McLeod County North Complex building 2391 Hennepin Ave. N. from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., or there is a convenient PAYMENT DROP BOX located just outside of the building.
If you are interested in paying by credit card or e-check, visit the County website: There is a fee involved for paying your property tax by this method.
If mailing, please return your statement stub with your payment to insure proper credit. Postmark determines mail payment date. Late postmarks will be returned for proper penalty. Minnesota Statutes direct a penalty be assessed on late payments.

10/21/13 -Assessors Office


Homestead Notice:  If you have purchased a non-homestead property, the deadline for applying for the homestead is December 15th.  This is for taxes payable 2014.  You must occupy the propery by December 1st.  Please contact the County Assessor's office at 320-864-1254 to have a form sent to you or if you have any questions.


9/6/13 - On-Line Auction - Administration

Please click on the link above to view information pertaining to the current on-line auction which inludes vehicles, office equipment and more.


8/23/13-Local Public Health Employee is being highlighted on the Univeristy of Minnesota Extension's Center for Community Vitality- Public Health Nursing Department

Across the state of Minnesota, local leaders and citizens are engaged in leadership and civic engagement programs. Together, they make new things happen where they live and work. In these videos, a few alumni of Extension's programs share their stories and their perspectives on community leadership.

Kerry Ward, McLeod County SHIP Coordinator and local Public Health employee had some great experiences thru her local leadership program McLeod for Tomorrow and working with key stakeholders across McLeod County.

8/15/13 - Input Invited in Development of 2014-2015 Child Care Assistance Program Plan - Social Services Department

McLeod Social Service Center is in the process of developing their 2014-2015 Child Care Assistance Program Plan and is seeking input and comments by interested parties.

Copies of the current plan are available to all interested individuals from the County website.  Input for the 2014-2015 Child Care Assistance Program Plan can be submitted via email to until Friday, August 30, 2013.



8/15/13 - Citizen Participation Invited in Development of  2014-2015 MFIP Biennial Service Agreement - Social Services Department

The McLeod County Welfare & Social Service Committee is developing the 2014-2015 Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP) Biennial Service Agreement (BSA). Citizen participation is invited in the development of this Agreement.

The purpose of the Agreement is to provide the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) with information about services and strategies to meet state established outcomes and identify strategies that McLeod County will use to achieve these outcomes, towards the goal of increasing the economic stability of low income families served with consolidated funds.

Click here to continue reading.



7/22/13 - McLeod Social Service Center’s Children’s Services Unit to host “ART INSPIRES DAY!” - Social Services Department

Plans are well underway to host the first “Art Inspires Day” at the McLeod County Fairgrounds – Hutchinson. The date has been set for Tuesday, August 27, 2013, at the Commercial Building.
Working with children who have been abused and/or neglected, we are taking a closer look at behaviors in relation to the trauma that has been experienced. Because the arts inspire hope and build self-esteem for youth who have experienced poverty, homelessness, abuse and mental illness, we hope to use the power of artistic expression to help in healing.
Youth will have opportunities in painting, gardening, quilting, sculpting, drawing, expressing themselves with food, and much more.
This first “Art Inspires Day” is only for youth who are working with a Social Worker at McLeod Social Service Center and not open to the public.
For more information, contact Theresa Dworak:      320-864-1434


7/12/13  -  Highway Department 

South Grade Road Bridge Replacement begins -


7/8/13 Flood Assistance -  Administration Department

Please follow the link below for important information on flood assistance in response to the June 20-24, 2013 flooding in McLeod County:


5/31/13  -  Construction Update - Highway Department

Roundabout construction at TH 15/CR 115 starts June 3.  Click here for more information and detour map...


3/19/2013 - 2013 Property Tax Statements - Auditor-Treasurer

The 2013 property tax statements were mailed Monday, March 18, 2013. 


1/9/13 - Extension Update - Extension Office 

Please click on the link above to review the update for the Extension Department. 


1/9/13  -  McLeod for Tomorrow Winterfest - Adminstration Department

Please click on the link above to view information pertaining to the McLoed for Tomorrow Winterfest.. 


1/10/13  -  Construction Update - Highway Department

The CR 15 bridge project has been suspended until spring.


12/6/12  -  Snow/Ice - Highway Department

Want to know what our plows are doing, when we start and end?  Keep an eye on our Facebook and Twitter feeds.  Facebook and Twitter, username "McLeodCoHwy". 


11/30/2012 - Enviromental Update - Environmental Services Department

Please click on the link above to review the update for the Environmental Services Department. 


11/30/2012 - Performance Measurement Program - Administration Department

In February 2011, the Council released a standard set of ten performance measures for counties that will aid residents, taxpaye

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