Public Notice – Ordinance Amendments

Public Notice – Ordinance Amendments

NOTICE OF INTENT TO ADOPT AMENDMENTS TO THE MURRAY COUNTY SUBDIVISION ORDINANCE, RENEWABLE ENERGY ORDINANCE, ADULT USE ORDINANCE, ZONING ORDINANCE AND THE MURRAY COUNTY ZONING MAP NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, That the Murray County Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on …

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  The repeal and adoption updates the outdated regulations to secure the quiet, orderly, …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 …

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 …

Grants for Child Care Providers

Grants for Child Care Providers

  Murray County wants to retain existing providers in the County and add new providers to increase total capacity. To achieve this goal, the County has dedicated $16,000 to grant to new and existing childcare providers.   APPLICATION Mail completed application to …

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 …

Broadband Internet Feasibility Study

Broadband Internet Feasibility Study

Murray County, in partnership with Chippewa, Lincoln, Lyon, Pipestone, and Yellow Medicine counties, hired CCG Consulting and Finley Engineering to study the feasibility of extending broadband internet service to unserved and underserved areas of our counties. The Murray County portion of the …

Residential Lots in Fulda: Wood Duck Addition

Residential Lots in Fulda: Wood Duck Addition

The City of Fulda has lots for sale in its Wood Duck Addition near Fulda Second Lake. The lots are .41 to .88 acres and range in price from $10,000 – $15,000. For more information, call Fulda City Hall at 507-425-2504.

FREE Residential Lots in Lake Wilson – Prairie Addition

FREE Residential Lots in Lake Wilson – Prairie Addition

The City of Lake Wilson has developed the Prairie Addition: 8 beautiful lots on the south side of Lake Wilson. Buyers who build a new home within 1 year and occupy the home for 10 years can get a FREE lot! More…

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, …

Economic Development Tax Abatement in Murray County

Economic Development Tax Abatement in Murray County

The purpose of Economic Development Tax Abatement is to encourage desirable development and/or redevelopment that would not otherwise occur “but for” the assistance provided. Tax abatement in this context is a rebate of taxes, rather than an exemption from paying property taxes. …

Property Taxes: How Does Murray County Rank?

Property Taxes: How Does Murray County Rank?

It’s trophy time! In March 2017, SmartAsset, a financial technology company, released its third annual study on the Places with the Lowest Tax Burdens. The study calculates the amount of money a person would pay in income, sales, property and fuel taxes …

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 …

Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Financing

Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Financing

PACE is a financing tool for energy efficiency and renewable energy improvements. If your business, farm, multi-family housing building, nonprofit, or place of worship is interested in energy efficiency or adding renewable energy like solar, PACE can help you move forward. How …

2017 Broadband Survey Results

2017 Broadband Survey Results

  August 11, 2017 The results of the Murray County Broadband Internet Survey have been tallied. 295 responses were received from locations throughout the county between July 7 and August 9, resulting in a credible representation of our internet access county-wide. Here …

Minnesota Buffer Law

Minnesota Buffer Law

  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 …

There are lots of lots in Murray County!

There are lots of lots in Murray County!

  Lime Lake in Avoca There are lots available on the north and south sides of the lake. Contact Creative Three (north) or Kathy Engler (north or south) for details.   Lots in Fulda near beautiful Fulda Second Lake The City of …

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.

Improve Your Affordable Rental Property with Help from Minnesota Housing

Improve Your Affordable Rental Property with Help from Minnesota Housing

  Improve Your Affordable Rental Property with Help from Minnesota Housing The Minnesota Housing Rental Rehabilitation Deferred Loan (RRDL) program provides zero interest deferred loans with up to 10% loan forgiveness. Click here for program details. If you think you may qualify, …

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. …

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 …

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 …

Anatomy of a Winter Storm

Anatomy of a Winter Storm

This winter weather video produced by MnDOT is a good refresher on an “Anatomy of a Winter Storm”.

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 …