SAWS Ordinance Update

SAWS Ordinance Update

Public Notice The Shetek Area Water and Sewer District (SAWS) Board passed and approved the repeal of SAWS Ordinance No. 2017 and the adoption of the Shetek Area Water and Sewer District Ordinance on April 8, 2019.  A complete copy of the …

Parks Ordinance

Parks Ordinance

Public Notice On Tuesday, June 5, 2018, the Murray County Board of Commissioners passed and approved to repeal the current language and adopt a new Murray County Parks Ordinance.  The repeal and adoption updates the outdated regulations to secure the quiet, orderly, …

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

Parks Maintenance Worker Murray County is accepting applications for a regular full-time Parks Maintenance Worker. Hours are typically 7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Monday – Friday. Position open until filled, first review of applications will be June 17, 2019. FULL JOB DESCRIPTION …

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 …

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 …

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 these photos are used in the media, please credit Murray County Emergency Managment. To view the photos, click on any …

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 …

Winter Driving Tips

Winter Driving Tips

  GENERAL WINTER DRIVING PREPARATIONS: Watch weather reports before driving long-distances.   If you must leave, let others know your route, destination and estimated time of arrival. Keep at least a half a tank of gasoline in your vehicle at all times. …

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 updated on February 6, 2018.

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. …

Burn Permits

Burn Permits

BURN PERMITS Residents are reminded to call the Murray County Sheriff’s office before you burn.   You DO NOT need a paper permit. Call 507-836-6168 and provide your name, address, phone number, section, township and what you will be burning. FIRE SAFETY AND …

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 …

Seasonal Load Limits

Seasonal Load Limits

Murray County load postings follow recommendations from the seasonal load limits set by MnDOT. They are typically inplace for 8 weeks, but may be longer depending on the opinion of the County Engineer and MnDOT. Spring Load Limits begin on Friday, March …

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 …

Unlawful to deposit snow on public highway or street

Unlawful to deposit snow on public highway or street

The Minnesota Department of Transportation reminds the public that it is unlawful to deposit snow on or next to a public highway or street. Improperly placing snow on or near a public road creates hazards including drainage problems, drifting, sight obstruction and …

Winter Weather Awareness Information

Winter Weather Awareness Information

Are you ready for winter?    Winter can certainly be beautiful, but it can turn dangerous fast.     Take a moment to review your winter survival kids, batteries, and other simple precautions to make this season safe! Check out these great …