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Military Discharge

Military Discharge Information     After you have been discharged, you will need to file your DD-214 with your county of residence.  Please bring your complete DD-214, or mail it, to the Lyon County Recorder, 607 West Main Street Marshall, MN 56258.  We will file it and return the original back to you.  We would also like to suggest that you stop in and meet the Lyon County Veterans Service Officer and staff.  There is a lot that they can do for you. When you need to prove your veterans' status, a certified copy of your DD-214 might be required.  You can obtain those from the recorder's office.  There is no fee to the veteran for a certified copy of his/her DD214, but you will be required to complete an application.  Access to these records are restricted.  You may contact our office at 507-537-6722 or the VSO Office at  507-537-6729 if you have any questions.

About the Jail

The current Lyon County Jail was constructed and began full operations in 2010.  The Jail operates 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.  The designed maximum capacity for the facility is 87 beds.  The Lyon County Jail operates in indirect podular style.  This design promotes our operating philosophy, which is built on individual accountability and responsibility, where staff and inmates are encouraged to interact in a positive and constructive manner through the use of good interpersonal communication.  
 
The Lyon County Jail provides for the safe, secure, and humane detention of offenders in Lyon County. To fulfill this responsibility the Lyon County Adult Detention Facility shall follow the standards established by the Minnesota Department of Corrections, Minnesota State Statutes, and the United States Constitution. We are committed to the embracing the following ideals:
 
•  All persons are held accountable for their behavior.
 
•  Our staff is our greatest resource and we will provide training to accomplish a safe, secure and humane environment.
 
•  The preservation of basic human rights and dignity of the public, staff, and inmates.
 
•  An atmosphere that encourages positive behavior and the integration of responsible individuals who are returning to our community.
 
The Lyon County Jail is an integral part of the criminal justice system.  We strive to cooperate with other agencies, promote mutual respect, and welcome community involvement.  We are a credit to our profession and a source of pride to Lyon County.
 
 
 

 

 

 

Advertisement for Bids - SAP 42-603-027 Adams Street in Minneota, MN. Bidding on May 18, 2016

ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS Sealed proposals will be received by the City Council of Minneota, Lyon County, Minnesota at the Minneota City Offices, 129 E. 1st Street, P.O. Box 307, Minneota, MN 56264, on Wednesday, the 18th of May, 2016 at 3:00 P.M. for the Adams Street Improvements project, SAP 42-603-027 Minneota, Minnesota, at which time the proposals shall be publicly opened and read aloud. The approximate quantities of work on which proposals will be received are as follows:         6,200 CY    Common Excavation
        7,440 LF    Concrete Curb and Gutter Design B624
        5,300 Ton    Aggregate Base, Class 5
        6,870 SY    Mill Bituminous Surface (2.0”)
        15,090 SY    Mill Bituminous Surface (4.0”)
        3,500 Ton    Type SP 12.5 Wearing Course Mixture (2,B)
        1,900 Ton    Type SP 12.5 Non Wearing Course Mixture (2,B)
        4,370 LF    RC Pipe Sewer (various sizes)
        10 Each    Sanitary Sewer Manhole
        5,580 LF    Sanitary Sewer, SDR26 (various sizes)
        40 LF        6” PVC Water Main
240 LF        2” PVC Water Main     All bids shall be made on proposal forms furnished by the Engineer and shall be accompanied by bid security in the form of a certified check or bid bond, made payable to the City of Minneota, Minnesota, in the amount of ten percent (10%) of the bid, which security becomes the property of the City in the event the successful bidder fails to enter into contract and post satisfactory bond.  All work shall be substantially complete on or before November 1, 2016 and shall be fully complete and ready for final payment in accordance with Paragraph 15.06 of the General Conditions on or before June 1, 2017.  Substantially complete shall be defined as all work excluding the top of lift asphalt, Lyon County CSAH #3 overlay, pavement markings and punch list items. The City reserves the right to reject any or all proposals and to waive technicalities and irregularities.  The City also reserves the right to increase, decrease or delete items of work to comply with budget limitations. The City is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Contractor and all subcontractors shall submit to the Owner a signed statement verifying compliance with each of the criteria described in the State of Minnesota “Responsible Contractor” as codified in Minnesota Statute section 16C.285. A false statement under oath verifying compliance with any of the minimum criteria shall make the Contractor or subcontractor that makes the false statement ineligible to be awarded the project and may result in termination of a contract awarded to a Contractor or subcontractor that makes a false statement. The Contractor shall submit to the contracting authority, upon request, copies of the signed verifications of compliance from all subcontractors. See the Instruction to Bidders for more details. Project manual and drawings may be examined at the office of the Engineer or at the Minneota City Offices.  Complete digital project bidding documents are available at www.questcdn.com.  You may download the digital plan documents for $15.00 by inputting Quest project # 4401291 on the website's Project Search page.  Please contact QuestCDN.com at 952-233-1632 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for assistance in free membership registration, downloading, and working with this digital project information.  An optional paper set of the proposal forms and specifications for individual use may be obtained from the office of the Engineer, DGR Engineering, 2909 East 57th Street, Suite 101, Sioux Falls, South Dakota 57108 telephone 605-339-4157, Fax 605-339-4175, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., upon payment of $100.00, none of which is refundable. Published upon order of the City Council of Minneota, Minnesota. CITY OF MINNEOTA, MINNESOTA
By    /s/   Bill Ufkin                 
       Mayor

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Notice to Contractors Highway Striping - CP 16:HS Quotes Recived Until September 16, 2016

NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS Quotes will be received until 10:30 a.m. on September 16, 2016, by Aaron VanMoer, Lyon County Engineer at the Lyon County Public Works Building located at 504 Fairgrounds Road in Marshall, MN for the following: CP 16:HS
Highway Striping - Latex
Approximate quantities
6” Solid Line Paint                679650.00 L.F.
4” Solid Line Paint                276400.00 L.F.
24” Stop Line Paint                                              348.00 L.F. Specifications may be examined at the office of the Public Works Director, 504 Fairgrounds Road, Marshall, MN.  Specifications may be downloaded from the Lyon County website, www.lyonco.org, (see further details on website) or by calling the Lyon County Highway Department at 507-532-8205 to request a paper copy.  There will be no charge for the Specifications.  All Proposals must be on forms furnished by the County Engineer.  Each Proposal must be accompanied by a certified check, or bid bond, payable to the Treasurer of Lyon County, for at least 5% of the amount of the Proposal.  Quotes should be clearly marked on the outside of the envelope, including project number and time of opening.  All quotes should be addressed as follows:  Lyon County Highway Department, 504 Fairgrounds Road, Marshall, MN  56258.  The County reserves the right to reject any or all bids. Aaron VanMoer, P.E.
County Engineer
Lyon County, MN
                                
Please post:    September 9, 2016 thru September 16, 2016

Garvin Park History

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Back in the thirties, one of the most popular spots in Lyon County was a 27-acre track of woodland along the Cottonwood River. This park became a reality through the efforts of interested people, the Garvin Community Club, and Mr. H.C. Garvin a retired Winona businessman. In his youth, Mr. Garvin, was a station agent at Tracy for the Chicago Northwestern Railroad. He became the chief contributor of money and equipment for the park.

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Read more: Garvin Park History

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Auditor/Treasurer: E. J. Moberg
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Phone: (507) 537-6724
Fax: (507) 537-6091
Address: Lyon County Auditor/Treasurer
607 West Main Street
Marshall, MN 56258
  Auditor Services
    • Financial - Payroll
    • Current Tax Calculation
    • Settlements to School Districts, Cities and Special Districts
    • Voter Registration and Voter Tally
    • Transfer of Deeds
    • Special Assessments - Ditch and Cities
    • Transent Merchant License - application
    • Tobacco License
    • Driver's Licenses
      NOTE:
      - Written and Driving Exams are given at the office located at 601 N. Highway 59 Telephone 537-7024 for hours and additional information.
      - For vehicle registration, tabs, automobile licensing, etc you must go to the Auto Licensing Bureau at 302 W Redwood St (507) 532-4643.
Treasurer Services
  • Current and Delinquent Real Estate Records
  • Print and mail tax statements
  • Property tax collections and payment entry
  • Compute and prove tax settlements
  • Escrow records
  • Distribute taxes to taxing entities
  • Investment Officer for county investments
  • Mortgage Registry Collections
  • Deed Tax computations and collections
  • Financial Records - banking and reconciliation of accounts
  • 1990 and 2000 Lyon County Census information
  • Maintain records of Auctioneer Certificates
District 1
Charlie Sanow
 District 2
Steve Ritter
District 3
Mark Goodenow
District 4
Rodney Stensrud
 District 5
Rick Anderson
Charlie Sanow Steve Ritter Mark Goodenow Rodney Stensrud Rick Anderson

532-5901
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829-8070
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532-3861
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  872-6858
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734-5194
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The county board normally meets at 9am on the first and third Tuesdays of the month in CR 1 & 2

 

County Board Room

 
County Court Administrator: Karen Bierman
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Phone: (507) 537-6734
Fax: (507) 537-6150
Address: Lyon County Court Administrator
607 West Main Street
Marshall, MN 56258
Hours: 8:30 - 4:30 (closed weekends and legal holidays)
Now Pay Your Ticket By Web or Phone
 
Tickets issued by the State Patrol, the Department of Natural Resources, or local law enforcement anywhere in Minnesota can now be paid via an automated phone system or online using a credit card.  The service is only available for citations that do not require a court appearance. Pay Fines Online or Pay By Phone 800-657-3611
Honorable Judge of the District Court: Leland Bush
Honorable Judge of the District Court: Michelle Dietrich
 
  • Family - Dissolutions, adoptions, and support matters
  • Civil - Small claims/conciliation court, civil matters, probate (wills)
  • Criminal - Felony, gross misdemeanors and misdemeanors
  • Traffic - Court appearances
  • Juvenile and Juvenile Traffic Hearings
Links: Court Forms Online
Minnesota State Law Library
Minnesota Legal Services Coalition
Minnesota House of Representatives
Minnesota Senate
Minnesota Northstar Online
Minnesota State Bar Association
US Bankruptcy Court - Minnesota
Minnesota State Court System
US Federal Court System

 

 

Human Resources

 

Human Resources administers the personnel policies and procedures adopted by the Lyon County Board as well as classification and compensation plans, performance planning and review programs, and maintaining personnel records for each employee. Human Resources coordinates the recruitment, selection, orientation, development, transfer, and separation of employees. Affirmative action, Civil Rights compliance, Minnesota and Federal Family and Medical Leave Act, short-term disability, HIPAA regulations compliance, and ADA compliance are also major functions of the office.  The office coordinates and administers employee benefit programs for all departments, and works closely with Lyon County Administration and the County Board. 

The County Recorder is the custodian of the land records and vital statistic records pertaining to Lyon County. It is the responsibility of this office to preserve these records in an archival quality format and assure easy and accurate access to the same. Duties are defined as:

  • Record documents relating to real property transactions in Abstract
     & Torrens Divisions
  • Collect & receipt Recording Fee and Well Disclosure Certificate Fee
  • Collect & distribute Well Disclosure Certificates
  • Maintain indexes and issue copies of all recorded documents
  • Maintain and issue copies of birth, death and marriage certificates
  • Process Marriage License Applications & issue marriages license
  • File and maintain Ordinations
  • File Notary Commissions
  • Immigration and Naturalization
  • Military Discharges
  • Genealogy research
  • UCC filing and searches
    (Uniform Commercial Code)
  • CNS filing and searches
    (Central Notification System)
  • Federal and State Tax Liens
  • Hospital and Medical Assistance Liens

Books

Sheriff Mark Mather

 

 

Sheriff Mark Mather

 
 

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Support Administration

 
 

Sergeant Todd Roelfsema #103

 
 

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Sergeant Eric Wallen #111

 
 

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Law Enforcement Center Click Map for Directions

New!!!

Lyon County Sheriff’s Office has launched a new Community Information Service designed to deliver important and timely information to residents in our area using the latest technology. This service, “Nixle”, delivers trustworthy and important neighborhood-level public safety and community event notifications instantly sent to you by cell phone text message, email and web. There is NO Spam or Advertising. Nixle is completely free (standard text message rates apply for cell phone subscribers who do not have text plans with their cell phone providers). Register now and learn more at www.nixle.com. You will have immediate access to public safety alerts that are relevant to you, important neighborhood advisories you want to know about, and other valuable community information. You decide what information you want and whether you want it sent to your cell phone, email or just simply over the web. We are excited about this opportunity and hope you find it beneficial to you!

Register at: http://local.nixle.com/lyon-county-sheriffs-office/

The Lyon County Public Works Building is located on the County Fairgrounds at 504 Fairgrounds Road Marshall, MN 56258. Click HERE for a map link

 Locator Map

 

Lyon County Public Works includes the following Departments:

Highway (Road and Bridge): County road and bridge maintenance, road signage, flood control structure maintenance, and snow removal from county roads.

Geographic Information Systems (GIS): Maintains the County E-911 system, and provide mapping services.

Planning & Zoning: Also includes county programs for feedlots, shoreland management, septic systems, ditches, and invasive weed inspections.

Environmental: Manages the regional landfill, household hazardous waste program, and coordinates recycling, water management planning, and solid waste reduction efforts.

Parks: Manages the County Park system, and County Fairgrounds

GIS Cataegory

 

 

Lyon County operates a Geographic Information System (GIS) to provide current and accurate geospatial (map) information to County departments, the general public and other entities. We seek to ensure that Lyon County residents and decision makers have access to geographic information that is complete, timely, accurate, and reliable. We promote the use of GIS and related technologies to more effectively and efficiently address problems, develop plans, and manage the natural, cultural, economic, and infrastructure resources of the county. Lyon County is implementing GIS to streamline county operations and to make County data and records available to the citizens of Lyon County. GIS Department Responsibilities:

  • Maintain and create geospatial information
  • Maintain Lyon County Parcel data
  • Rural Address assignment and E9-1-1 System maintenance
  • Maintain GIS Interactive Mapping Sites
  • Hard Copy map production
  • Platbook creation and maintenance

Lyon County Highway Department is responsible for road and bridge maintenance, plowing and grading of county roads, and other road and bridge maintenance functions.

PLAN AND PROPOSAL DOWNLOADS

Plans and Proposals will now be available free of charge by downloading Plan and Proposal pdf files from this website. Proposals downloaded from this website will not have the Schedule of Prices sheets or Back Sheet included. If desired, Bidder may obtain a printed copy of Plans and Proposal for the amount listed in the Notice by contacting Nancy Boogaard at the Lyon County Highway Department at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by calling 507-532-8205. IMPORTANT NOTICE: If you are a Bidder who chooses to download bidding documents from this website, it is YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to complete the information in the attached pdf file and send it to the Lyon County Highway Department. After this information is received by Lyon County, the Schedule of Prices sheets and Back Sheet will be emailed to you for bidding purposes. You will also receive any Addendums that may be issued on the Project. When submitting a sealed bid, the complete Proposal, along with the Schedule of Prices sheets and Back Sheet, must be submitted. You may contact the Lyon County Highway Department at 507-532-8205 with any questions.

 

Hours and Locations

Lyon County Government Center

8:00-4:30 M-F   Map

Public Works Building

8:00-4:30 M-F   Map

Law Enforcement Center

8:00-4:00 M-F   Map

Lyon County Zoning/SWCD

8:00-4:30 M-F   Map

Lyon County Landfill

6:00-4:00 M-F   Map

7:00-NOON SAT

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