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 Deputy Sheriff Murray County is taking applications for a regular part-time Deputy Sheriff and a intermittent Deputy Sheriff.  Hours are a combination of days, nights, weekends, and holidays. Position open until filled. FULL JOB DESCRIPTION APPLICATION (INTERMITTENT) Duties include: The purpose …

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 …

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 …

Drone Photos of Flood Waters

Drone Photos of Flood Waters

These photos were taken by the Pipestone County drone on behalf of Murray County Emergency Management on July 5, 2018.    If you use any of these photos, please credit Murray County Emergency Managment. To view the photos, click on any photo …

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 …