Watonwan County

 

710 2nd Ave S
Watonwan County Courthouse
St. James, MN 56081

P.O. Box 518
Saint James, MN 56081

507-375-2531

507-375-3547


Hours
Monday through Friday
8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Assessors Office 
Directions

710 Second Avenue S
Watonwan County Courthouse
St. James, MN 56081

P.O. Box 518
St. James, MN 56081

507-375-1205

507-375-3547

Link: Assessor's Office

Hours
Monday through Friday
8 a.m. to noon
1 to 5 p.m.


Staff
Name Title Email Phone
Goltz, Rae Appraiser II (507) 375-2509
Munsterman, Meggie County Assessor (507) 375-2510
Carlson, Lisa Assessment Technician (507) 375-2514
Sill, Amanda Appraiser II (507) 375-2507

Auditor 
Directions

710 Second Ave S
Watonwan County Courthouse
St. James, MN 56081

P.O. Box 518
St. James, MN 56081

507-375-1210

507-375-3547

Link: Auditor

Hours
Monday through Friday
8 a.m. to Noon
1 to 5 p.m.
Staff
Name Title Email Phone
Pauling, Kelly County Auditor 507-375-2500
Culbertson, Gayle Office Manager (507) 375-2502

Attorney 
Directions

710 Second Ave S
Watonwan County Courthouse
St. James, MN 56081

P.O. Box 518
St. James, MN 56081

507-375-3373

507-375-5036


Hours
Monday through Friday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Staff
Name Title Email Phone
Cornelius, Melissa Victim Witness Coordinator 507-375-3260
Lindee, Stephen County Attorney (507) 375-3373

Court Administration 
Directions

710 Second Ave S
St. James, MN 56081

P.O. Box 518
St. James, MN 56081

507-375-1236

507-375-5010

Link: Court Administration

Civil Division 
Phone: 507-375-1236 

Criminal Division 
Phone: 507-375-1236
 
MN Court Payment Center
Phone: 651-281-3219 Metro
Phone: 800-657-3611

Jury Call-In Line 
Phone: 507-375-2569

Staff
Name Title Email Phone
Call In Line, Jury     (800) 421-6910
Parker, LuAnn Court Administrator 507-375-1238

Court Services 

710 Second Ave S
PO Box 518
St. James, MN 56081

(507) 375-1294

(507) 375-2511


Staff
Name Title Email Phone
Altenburg, Amy Corrections Agent Senior (507) 375-2548
Asendorf, Shawna Teen Court / Big Buddy Coordinator   (507) 375-1294
Christenson, Kate Office Manager / Community Service Coordinator   (507) 375-1294
Johnson, Neil Career Corrections Agent (507) 375-2504
Mosser, Celina Support Staff (507) 375-1294
Stevens, Andrea Corrections Agent Senior (507) 375-2547

Emergency Management 
Directions

710 2nd Ave S
Watonwan County Courthouse
St. James, MN 56081

P.O. Box 518
St. James, MN 56081

507-375-5841

507-375-1260

Link: Emergency Management

Hours 
Monday through Friday 
8 a.m. to Noon
1 to 5 p.m. 
Staff
Name Title Email Phone
Peterson, Julie Emergency Management Director 507-375-5841

Employment & Training 
Directions

108 Eighth Street S
Watonwan Co. Resource Center
St. James, MN 56081

507-375-1262

507-375-1260

Link: Employment & Training

Hours 
Monday through Friday 
8 a.m. to Noon
1 to 5 p.m. 
Staff
Name Title Email Phone
Engel, Heidi Director, Job Counselor 507-375-1262

Extension 
Directions

108 Eighth Street S
Resource Center
St. James, MN 56081

(507) 375-1275

(507) 375-1260

Link: Extension Office

Hours
Monday through Friday
8 a.m. to Noon
1 to 5 p.m.
Staff
Name Title Email Phone
Craig, Sue 4-H Program Coordinator 507-375-2528
Knudson, Michelle Administrative Assistant 507-375-2521
Labenz, Beth Nutrition Education 507-375-2523

Facilities 

710 Second Ave S
PO Box 518
St. James, MN 56081

(507) 375-1249

(507) 375-3547


Staff
Name Title Email Phone
Durheim, Matt Maintenance Supervisor (507) 375-2512
Fleming, Dave   (507) 375-2513

Historical Society 

423 Dill Avenue SW
Watonwan Historical Center
Madelia, MN 56062

P.O. Box 126
Madelia, MN 56062

507-642-3247

Link: Historical Society

Seasonal Hours

April through September

Monday through Thursday
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

October through March
Wednesday and Thursday
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Staff
Name Title Email Phone
Nelson, Barb   507-642-3247
Sandbo, Pam Director 507-642-3247

Directions

715 Second Avenue S
St. James, MN 56081

P.O. Box 31
St. James, MN 56081

(507) 375-3294

(507) 375-7359

Link: Human Services

Hours
Monday through Friday
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Information Technology 

710 Second Ave S
P.O. Box 518
St. James, MN 56081

(507) 375-2525

(507) 375-2524


Staff
Name Title Email Phone
Tetzloff, Jeff IT Director (507) 375-2525
Rueckert, Taylor Information System Specialist (507) 375-2520
True, Mike GIS Specialist (507) 375-2539

Land Management & Zoning 
Directions

108 Eighth Street S
Suite 2
St. James, MN 56081

507-375-1225

507-375-1260

Link: Land Management & Zoning

Hours 
Monday through Friday 
8 a.m. to Noon
1 to 5 p.m. 
Staff
Name Title Email Phone
Haler, David Land Management Director 507-375-1225
Hildebrand, Chad SWCD District Technician (507) 375-1225
Rudolph, Heidi Assistant Land Management Director (507) 375-2517
Schlomann, Kyla   (507) 375-2518

Library 
Directions

Headquarters Building
125 Fifth Street S
St. James, MN 56081

507-375-1278

507-375-5415

Link: Library

Staff
Name Title Email Phone
Coleman, Shirley Assistant Director  
Pannkuk, Matt Director 507-375-1278

License Center 
Directions

710 Second Ave S
St. James, MN 56081

P.O. Box 518
St. James, MN 56081

507-375-1219

507-375-2532

Link: License Center

Hours 
Monday through Friday 
8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Staff
Name Title Email Phone
Curry, Anna   507-375-1219
Suess, Jessica   507-375-2530
Sperl, Danielle   507-375-2531

Personnel 
Directions

710 Second Ave S
St. James, MN 56081

P.O. Box 518
St. James, MN 56081

507-375-1298

507-375-3547

Link: Personnel

Hours 
Monday through Friday 
8 a.m. to Noon
1 to 5 p.m. 
Staff
Name Title Email Phone
Schumann, Lisa Human Resources Director 507-375-1298

Public Works 
Directions

1304 Seventh Avenue S
St. James, MN 56081

507-375-3393

507-375-1301

Link: Public Works

Hours 
Monday through Friday 
7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Staff
Name Title Email Phone
Spellman, Teal Public Works Director/County Engineer 507-942-2200
Bak, Rick Maintenance Supervisor (507) 942-2202
Beckius, Charlie Shop Supervisor (507) 942-2203
Coleman, Bill Assistant County Engineer (507) 942-2201
Davis, Alexandra Engineering Tech (507) 942-2206
Stradtman, Amanda Office Manager/Accountant (507) 942-2205
Karau, Allison Transit Director (507) 942-2207
Sanchez, Jennifer Transit Coordinator (507) 375-2207

Recorder 
Directions

710 Second Ave S
Watonwan County Courthouse
St. James, MN 56081

P.O. Box 518
St. James, MN 56081

507-375-1216

507-375-1215

Link: Recorder

Hours 
Monday through Friday 
8 a.m. to Noon
1 to 5 p.m. 
Staff
Name Title Email Phone
Doll, Karla County Recorder 507-375-2533
Englin, Diane Chief Deputy Recorder (507) 375-2536
Lenz, DeAnn Deputy Recorder (507) 375-2534

Directions

715 Third Avenue S
Watonwan County Courthouse
St. James, MN 56081

507-375-3121

911

507-375-1246

Link: Sheriff's Office

Administrative Office Hours 
Monday through Friday 
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Staff
Name Title Email Phone
Bergeman, Jared County Sheriff 507-375-3121
Slater, Mark Chief Deputy (507) 375-2580

Directions

108 8th Street
Suite 2
St. James, MN 56081

507-375-1225

507-375-1260

Link: Soil and Conservation District

Hours
Monday through Friday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Staff
Name Title Email Phone
Gross, Kay Cottonwood SWCD Administrator 507-831-1153, ext. 3
Haler, David Land Management Director 507-375-1225
Hildebrand, Chad SWCD Assistant Manager & County Ditch Inspector (507) 375-1225
Schlomann, Kyla   (507) 375-2518

Transportation (TMT) 
Directions

1304 Seventh Avenue S
St. James, MN 56081

507-375-7385

507-375-1301

Link: Transportation (TMT)

Hours 
Monday through Friday 
6 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Staff
Name Title Email Phone
Karau, Allison Transportation Director 507-375-7385
Sanchez, Jennifer Transit Coordinator (507) 375-2207

Treasurer 
Directions

710 Second Ave S
Watonwan County Courthouse
St. James, MN 56081

P.O. Box 518
St. James, MN 56081

507-375-1210

507-375-3547

Link: Treasurer

Hours 
Monday through Friday 
8:30 a.m. to Noon
1 to 5 p.m. 
Staff
Name Title Email Phone
Curry, Anna   507-375-2542
Kelley, Julie Finance Director (507) 375-2506
Pauling, Kelly County Treasurer 507-375-2500
Sperl, Danielle   507-375-2531
Suess, Jessica   507-375-2530

Veteran Services 
Directions

108 Eighth St S
Watonwan Co. Resource Center
St. James, MN 56081

507-375-1254

507-375-1260

Link: Veterans Services

Staff
Name Title Email Phone
Grote, Deb Veterans Service Officer 507-375-1254
Knudson, Michelle Administrative Assistant 507-375-1254

Victim Witness Program 

710 Second Ave S
PO Box 518
St. James, MN 56081

(507) 375-3260

(507) 375-1339


Staff
Name Title Email Phone
Cornelius, Melissa Victim Witness Coordinator (507) 375-3260