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 4:30 p.m.



Staff
Name Title Email Phone Additional Phone
Haala, Dan 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  
Wellnitz, Andrea Appraiser II 507-375-2508  

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 4:30 p.m.


Staff
Name Title Email Phone Additional 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 Additional 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

507-621-6005

Link: Court Administration

Civil Division 
Phone: 507-621-6005

Criminal Division 
Phone: 507-621-6005
 
MN Court Payment Center
Phone: 651-281-3219 Metro
Phone: 800-657-3611

Jury Call-In Line 
Phone: 507-621-6006

Staff
Name Title Email Phone Additional Phone
Call In Line, Jury     507-621-6006  
Geerdes, Jodie Court Administrator 507-621-6005  

Court Services 

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

507-375-1294

507-375-2511


Staff
Name Title Email Phone Additional Phone
Altenburg, Amy Probation Agent 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 Probation Agent 507-375-2504  
Crowley, Kim     507-375-1294  
Stevens, Andrea Probation Agent 507-375-2547  
Rannow, Courtney Probation Agent 507-375-2546  

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

12:30 to 4:30 p.m. 

Watonwan County EM Badge


Staff
Name Title Email Phone Additional Phone
Visher, Ryan Emergency Management & Safety Director 507-375-5841 (landline) 507-621-2952

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 Additional 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 Additional Phone
Knudson, Michelle Administrative Assistant 507-375-2521  
Kellner, Michaela 4-H Director   507-375-1275  

Facilities 

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

507-375-1249

507-375-3547


Staff
Name Title Email Phone Additional 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 Additional 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 Additional Phone
Tetzloff, Jeff IT Director 507-375-2525  
True, Mike GIS Specialist 507-375-2539  
Durheim, Cole Information System Specialist 507-621-1977  

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 4:30 p.m. 


Staff
Name Title Email Phone Additional Phone
VanRyswyk, Jacob SWCD District Tech/Wat. Co. Feedlot Tech 507-375-1225  
Schultz, Carrie SWCD Asst. Mgr. & Co. Ditch Inspector 507-375-1225 507-621-0094
Quiring, Laura SWCD District Technician 507-375-1225  
Haler, David Land Management Director 507-375-1225  
Schlomann, Kyla Solid Waste Admin. & Asst. Zoning Admin. 507-375-1225  
Anderson, Jody Land Management / SWCD Technical Clerk 507-375-1225  

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 Additional Phone
Coleman, Shirley Director    

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 

Office Hours

Monday through Friday

8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Driver’s License Hours

Monday through Friday

8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


Staff
Name Title Email Phone Additional Phone
Curry, Anna   507-375-2542  
Suess, Jessica   507-375-2530  
Kielas, Jamie   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 4:30 p.m. 


Staff
Name Title Email Phone Additional 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 Additional Phone
Heffele, Leah Transit Coordinator    
Bak, Rick Maintenance Supervisor 507-942-2202  
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  

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 4:30 p.m. 


Staff
Name Title Email Phone Additional Phone
Doll, Karla County Recorder 507-375-2533  
Lorenz, Macy 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 Additional 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 4:30 p.m.


Staff
Name Title Email Phone Additional Phone
Schultz, Carrie SWCD Asst. Manager & Co. Ditch Inspector 507-621-0094  
Quiring, Laura SWCD District Technician 507-375-2517  
Haler, David Land Management Director 507-375-1225  
Schlomann, Kyla Solid Waste Admin & Assistant Zoning Admin 507-375-2518  
Anderson, Jody Land Management/SWCD Technical Clerk 507-375-1225  
VanRyswyk, Jacob SWCD District Technician/Watonwan Co. Feedlot Technician 507-375-1225  

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 Additional Phone
Karau, Allison Transportation Director 507-375-7385  
Sanchez, Jennifer Transit Coordinator 507-942-2207  

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 4:30 p.m. 


Staff
Name Title Email Phone Additional Phone
Curry, Anna   507-375-2542  
Kelley, Julie Finance Director 507-375-2506  
Pauling, Kelly County Treasurer 507-375-2500  

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 Additional 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 Additional Phone
Cornelius, Melissa Victim Witness Coordinator 507-375-3260