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*For the purpose of Item #1, notwithstanding Minn. Stat. 245.462, Subd. 20, or Minn. Stat. 245.4871, Subd. 15, mental illness does not include autism or other pervasive developmental disorders.
These indicators alone may not mean that drug dealing is occurring. However, some of them happening together may indicate a problem.
Customers of drug houses often generate money through criminal activity other than drug dealing, such as burglary, theft, robbery, identity theft, and prostitution. Often times the customers will commit these crimes to generate money to pay for their drug habit. This can also have a negative impact on the neighborhood.
Call Dave Kronlokken at (507) 304-4381 to receive an application form.
When all application information has been received, a background study is successfully completed, and fees are paid, a licensing home visit inspection is scheduled. Once the inspection is completed and all other requirements are met, licensing staff recommends that the Minnesota Department of Human Services issue a license.
Orientation Information Letter
Before implementation of NETStudy 2.0, Blue Earth County will charge an applicant a non-refundable total fee of $100.00 to cover the background study ($50.00) and licensing services ($50.00). After NETStudy 2.0, the following non-refundable fees will apply:
Blue Earth County prioritizes the relicensing of existing providers before proceeding with licensing new applicants. There are busier times of the year for which a delay may occur due to the relicensing workload of the licensing staff.
As of 2018, there are around 100 licensed child care homes serving about 1,200 children.
* Newsletters with important child care information, including training opportunities and legislative updates.* Licensing staff are available during working hours to supply state and local licensing and best-practice information, as well as to answer questions you may have.* Providing health and safety information.* Referral to community resources.
* First aid.* CPR.* Safe sleep practices (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome prevention) and Shaken Baby Syndrome.
* Child Growth and Development.
* Supervising for Safety.
For information related to immunizations, please visit the MN Department of Health's Immunization webpage.
Please fill out an online request here or contact the Immtrack Office at 651-201-3980.
The CDC has a multiple resources available here.
Septic system types (Mounds, Atgrades, Trenches) are determined by the soil conditions present in the exact area that a system is located. The exact determination can be looked at utilizing either soil probe cores or soil pits dug into the ground. From these the soils characteristics and the location of seasonal groundwater saturation can be seen. These determine the type, elevation and size of the system.
For more information about coordinated entry, please go to: River Valleys Continuum of Care Coordinated Entry System (CES). CES
For more information about coordinated entry please go to: River Valleys Continuum of Care Coordinated Entry System (CES). CES
Road ditches are not county ditches. Road ditches are the responsibility of the road authority.
Establishing ditch buffers is not required for most repairs. Some repairs, such as re-sloping, require viewers and a buffer must be established.
Open ditch repairs include minor work such as spraying for weeds and brush, removal of isolated silt deposits, bridge or culvert cleaning, removal of vegetation, debris or other obstructions, fixing isolated side slope damage due to sloughing, fixing damage to culverts and fixing or installing erosion control stuctures.
Repairs may also involve more extensive cleaning of the ditch bottom of silt deposits to bring the grade line and bottom width to originally constructed or subsequently improved conditions.
Repairs on tile lines include repair or replacement of underground tile as well as the tile intakes and outlets.
Routine service is currently taking up to 6 to 8 weeks. Expedite service is currently taking 3 weeks.
(Definition of "interested party")
* Duplicate Report - The County may screen out a report because the same incident/concerns have already been reported to the County and it has been investigated or is currently under investigation.
* Not a Maltreatment Allegation - Sometimes the County gets details of a situation which would not meet the criteria of an allegation of adult maltreatment. This does not happy very often, but these situations are not likely to result in harm to the person (i.e., the person does not have access to cable television).
(Definition of "vulnerable adult")
Effective February 1, 2017, the following MVTL fees apply:
For more information on other tests, contact MVTL direct at 800-782-3557.
Blue Earth County discontinued in-house water testing in 2010. As a convenience to residents, Blue Earth County worked out an arrangement with Minnesota Valley Testing Laboratories (MVTL) to provide these water testing services. MVTL water test kits can be picked up in the Property & Environmental Resources Department - Property & Land Division/Wells & Septics Office, Monday-Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. However, Monday is the only day of the week that samples can be dropped off at the Property & Land Division/Wells & Septics office for pickup and testing by MVTL. Also, refer to the Yellow Pages, under Laboratories-Testing, or go to the MN Department of Health website for a list of Accredited Laboratories for other options available for water testing.
Call or stop by the Blue Earth County Environmental Services Department to pick up a cost-share application. The cost-share application can also be downloaded from the County website. Fill out the required cost-share application and return it to the Environmental Services Department.
Submit a well sealing cost-share application to the County for approval. Authorize the well contractor to do the work after receiving approval from the County. The well contractor must submit a copy of the final well sealing bill to the County along with the required Minnesota Department of Health well sealing log. The County will reimburse the contractor based on the final well sealing bill. The remaining balance of the bill is owed by the property owner.
Our well sealing cost-share program is run on a first-come first-serve basis until our funding is gone for the year. Wells which have been replaced with City water or a new well since 1989 are not eligible for this cost-share program.
Information on in-use wells can be obtained from the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) Minnesota Well Index or by calling the Blue Earth County Property & Environmental Resources Department (BECPER) - Property & Land Division / Wells & Septics (507-304-4381). Information on sealed wells can also be obtained by calling BECPER.
Additionally, a property owner may obtain well information from a local well contractor. Look for a contractor sticker on the well control panel or pressure tank. If there is no sticker then call the nearest well contractor since they usually work a specific area around where their business is located. Information on the location of wells on a property may be obtained from the state’s well disclosure database or other county or city resources like building or zoning permits, septic system permits, etc.
When property changes ownership, the seller of the property is required to disclose to the buyer, the presence and status of ALL (in-use, not-in-use, or properly sealed) water wells located on the property. If the well status has not changed since the last well disclosure was filed, a new disclosure is not required. If the property has never had a well located on it, a well disclosure is not required. Well disclosure requirements started November 1, 1990 - so property transactions prior to that date will not have previously filed well disclosures.