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Help Solve a Mystery

Mystery Photo

The Murray County Historical Museum is asking for the public’s help in unlocking the history of a drawing.     Recently this drawing was brought to the museum for possible induction into the photo collection.     This stunning charcoal drawing was found intact in the attic of a historic home in Dovray located at 220 Woodman Avenue, which was built by a prominent Dovray banker.  The photo is believed to be from the late 1890’s – 1900’s.

The museum has a collections committee that works hard to provide and maintain provenance, or the history and story, of each artifact -  but this one has them stumped.      If you have any information to share or want to look the drawing in person, please stop by the Murray County Museum Tuesday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and on Saturdays from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

If you have any information about the photo, please contact Josh Jordan at 507-836-6533 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or stop by the museum in Slayton during business hours.

Something old can become new again at a museum!

Job Opportuntity

Engineer Technician II - Highway Department

Murray County is accepting applications for a regular full time Engineer Technician II. Normal hours of work are Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. Duties include: Office Work (design plans, finals, bridge inspection updates, etc.), Survey Crew chief (location and construction), Primary Construction Inspection, Annual Bridge Safety Inspection of all bridges in Murray County. Minimum Qualifications: Associate’s degree (A.A.) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school; and two to three years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Valid Class D Minnesota Driver’s License. Skilled in operating all types of technical engineering survey instruments, including Global Positioning System (GPS), total station and data collector.  Must be able to obtain and maintain state certifications in all fields of highway and bridge construction. Certifications may include but are not limited to: Grading and Base 1 & 2, Concrete Street 1 & 2, Concrete plant, Bituminous Street 1 & 2, Erosion Control and SWPPP, Bridge Safety, Aggregate Production, Concrete Plant 1, Bituminous Plant 1, and Bridge Construction 1 & 2. Desirable Knowledgeable Skills: Skilled in the use of AutoCAD, Civil 3D, and Microsoft office. Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and work with algebra, geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations. Ability to read and understand plans and specifications.  Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to establish vertical and horizontal control on projects. Ability to run gradation, slump, air tests, make cylinders, etc. Ability to perform physical work (survey, checking, long hours, etc.) Current State of Minnesota Certifications for highway and bridge construction.

First review of applications will be November 17, 2014

Salary: $17.31 - $21.63 per hour

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