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Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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  State of Minnesota Cold Weather Rule
2014-2015 Child Care Assistance Plan  
Child Maltreatment Guidelines
Dept. of Human Services Public Food Support Information
Guardianship / Conservatorship
  Koochiching County Human Services EEOAA Guidelines
  2014-2015 Koochiching MFIP Biennial Service Agreement
  Koochiching County Community Services is directed by law to protect vulnerable adults and children, to help the elderly and disabled, and to assist those citizens whose personal or family resources are not adequate to meet their basic human needs. In partnership with other public and private agencies, we are committed to help our citizens to attain the maximum degree of self-sufficiency consistent with their individual capabilities. To these ends, we will promote the dignity, safety and rights of the individual; we will work to strengthen the family; and we will assure public accountability and trust through responsible use of available resources.  

Child Protection


Developmental Disabilities


Dependent Children


Mental Health (Adult & Children)


Adult Protection


Chemical Dependency


Adult Foster Care Licensing


Child Foster Care Licensing


Day Care Licensing


Information and Referral


Medical Assistance


Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP)


General Assistance


EBT – Food Benefits


Emergency Assistance for Employment/Training


Minnesota Supplemental Aid (MSA)


Paternity Establishment

Obligation Establishment:


Child Support
  Child Care
Obligation Modifications
Enforcement & Collection
Interstate Actions 
Reception Main
Phone: 218 283-7000
Toll-Free: 1-800-950-4630  
Fax: 218 283-7013
Terry Murray - Director
  Phone: 218 283-7018  
Bobbi Sivonen- Fiscal Supervisor
  Phone: 218 283-7000  
Jane Besch - Office Services Supervisor
  Phone: 218 283-7071  
Kathy Howdahl - Child Support Supervisor
  Phone: 218 283-7000  
Val Long - Financial Assistance Supervisor
  Phone: 218 283-7000  
Kathy LaFrance - Social Services Supervisor
  Phone: 218 283-7000  
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