Recycle Christmas Lights for FREE

Recycle Christmas Lights for FREE

RECYCLE CHRISTMAS LIGHTS FOR FREE! As you are decorating for the holidays save those old lights back and bring them to the recycle center! This is a project being spearheaded by Jon Bloemendaal and our Recycling team through the DAC. The DAC …

County Budget

County Budget

2020 Preliminary Budget The 2019 Truth in Taxation Hearing on the 2020 Budget will be held on November 26, 2019, at 6:00 p.m. in the Murray County Commissioners Room.  The following 3 documents will be reviewed at the meeting.   DRAFT 2020 FULL …

Don’t Drive on a Flooded Road

Don’t Drive on a Flooded Road

Don’t drive on a flooded road! If a road is flooded and not closed with markers, please contact the Sheriff’s office at 507-836-6168 so that it can be tracked for emergency purposes. Pay attention to barricades. Don’t ignore them by driving past …

FLOOD INSURANCE

FLOOD INSURANCE

Myth:  “My Agent said I can’t get flood insurance since I’m not in the floodplain.” Reality: That is NOT true.  Rural properties throughout the county may be eligible as well as those located within the city limits of Chandler, Lake Wilson and …

Job Opportunities

Job Opportunities

Intermittent Dispatcher/Jailer Murray County is accepting applications for an intermittent Dispatcher/Jailer with a variety of rotating shifts including nights, weekends, and holidays. The position is open until filled. First review of applications will be December 23, 2019. FULL JOB DESCRIPTION APPLICATION Duties …

REAL ID LICENSE

REAL ID LICENSE

DID YOU KNOW YOU CAN PRE-APPLY? You can Pre-Apply for a Driver’s License or ID, schedule an exam and more ONLINE! You will still need to visit a license office in person, but by filling out some of the information out online …

Citizen Appointments to Boards

Citizen Appointments to Boards

PUBLIC NOTICE The Murray County Board of Commissioners is currently taking applications for the following citizen boards: Heron Lake Watershed District (1 member) Parks Board (1 member – 3rd Commissioner District) Planning Commission/Board of Adjustment (4 members) Local Water Management Plan Board …

Zebra Mussels found in Lake Sarah

Zebra Mussels found in Lake Sarah

Zebra mussels confirmed in Lake Sarah in Murray County   DNR PRESS RELEASE:  October 25, 2018   Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has confirmed zebra mussels in Lake Sarah in Murray County. A lake service provider business contacted the DNR after finding zebra …

Emergency Management Notification

Emergency Management Notification

GENERAL MESSAGE:  Please report all road closings throughout Murray County to the Sheriff’s Department at 507-836-6168 as soon as possible due to flooding water. This is for safety reasons for emergency response crews to know where roads are impassable. TO TOWNSHIP OFFICIALS: …

Heron Lake Watershed District Survey

Heron Lake Watershed District Survey

Please click on the “Take Our Survey” button to give input on the West Fork Des Moines River Survey being conducted by the Heron Lake Watershed District. The survey is to help receive public input on planning efforts. The Des Moines River watershed …

Recycling – Small Effort Big Impact

Recycling – Small Effort Big Impact

The Southwest Regional Waste Commission has created a new website to make it easier for you to have a big impact on recycling with little effort! It includes information for Cottonwood, Jackson, Lac qui Parle, Lincoln, Lyon, Murray, Nobles, Pipestone, Redwood-Renville, Rock and Yellow …

Chandler-Lake Wilson Tornado (1992)

Chandler-Lake Wilson Tornado (1992)

Chandler-Lake Wilson Tornado (1992) On June 16, 1992, an F5 tornado devastated the towns of Chandler and Lake Wilson in Murray County. It was the most powerful tornado recorded in the US that year and the eighth F5 to touch down in Minnesota, …

Snowmobile Safety Certification

Snowmobile Safety Certification

Slayton DriftBreakers Snowmobile Club Youth Snowmobile Safety Certification Step 1. Complete The online course at snowmobilecourse.com for ($29.95 fee) OR go to snowmobile-ed.com for a ($29.50 fee) Print off completed voucher and bring to Review / Driving Test day Step 2. Complete the Review …

Murray County Buffer Ordinance

Murray County Buffer Ordinance

Minnesota Buffer Law Minnesota’s buffer law establishes new perennial vegetation buffers of up to 50 feet along lakes, rivers, and streams and buffers of 16.5 feet along ditches. These buffers will help filter out phosphorus, nitrogen and sediment. The deadline for implementation …

Blue-green algae: If in doubt, stay out

Blue-green algae: If in doubt, stay out

Blue-green algae: If in doubt, stay out Summer is here, and while water enthusiasts and pets enjoy swimming and boating when the weather is calm and sunny, these conditions are also perfect for growing blue-green algae, which can be harmful to both …

Mattress Recycling Program

Mattress Recycling Program

Mattress Recycling Program Murray County is launching a new program to help keep recyclable mattresses out of the landfill. Mattresses are bulky, springy, and a challenge for landfill disposal.  These bulky items can fill up landfills in an alarming rate and it …

Honor Rewards for Veterans

Honor Rewards for Veterans

Murray County Recorder Announces Rewards Service for Veterans Murray County Recorder Evey Larson, in partnership with Fidlar Technologies, is excited to announce a new service for Veterans, known as Honor Rewards. With Honor Rewards, Veterans can sign up at the Recorders office …

Highway Department 5 year plan

Highway Department 5 year plan

Click on the photo or HERE for a copy of the Murray County Highway Department Five Year Plan that was presented by Highway Engineer Randy Groves to the Murray County Board of Commissioners on August 6, 2019.

Disc Golf

Disc Golf

What is Disc Golf? Disc Golf has a close history to the recreational flying disc called a Frisbee and the first known instance of anyone playing golf with a flying disc occurred in Canada in 1926.  For more information go to Wikipedia. …

Get your passport

Get your passport

The Murray County Recorders Office is a Authorized Passport Acceptance Facility for passport applications. A passport is a document, issued by the federal government, which certifies the identity and nationality of the passport holder. To get a passport, you (including minors) must …

Lake Aeration Maps

Lake Aeration Maps

Aeration Maps The following lakes in Murray County are aerated.   The maps indicate the approximate location on the lake where the aerators are in operation and are marked with THIN ICE signs.   Oxygen levels in the lakes are checked weekly and the …