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Upcoming Events

Click HERE for a list of the upcoming events in Murray County.

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Welcome to Murray County, Minnesota!
SW Regional Solid Waste Commission

Click HERE for the final draft of the Southwest Regional Solid Waste Commission Solid Waste Management Plan.     Please note that it is a large file and may take some time to load.

This draft regional solid waste management plan is a combined effort of the twelve member counties (Cottonwood, Jackson, Lac qui Parle, Lincoln, Lyon, Murray, Nobles, Pipestone, Redwood, Renville, Rock and Yellow Medicine) of the Southwest Regional Solid Waste Commission (SWRSWC) Figure.

Birding in Murray County

Take a walk with nature and become a “birder”.

Did you know that birding is the number one sport in America? According to US Fish and Wildlife Service, there are currently 51.3 million birders in the United States, and this number continues to grow!

At the Lake Shetek State Park, birders have been really exited about seeing the Pileated woodpeckers who inhabit the park.  The woodpecker is easily recognized by their size of 16-19 inches, and their loud "laugh-like" call.     The State Park has a birding kit you can rent for a day.   The kit includes binoculars as well as a birding guide to help you find the numerous birds that inhabit the picturesque countryside.   

Lake Shetek State Park
163 State Park Road
Currie, MN 56123
(507) 763-3256

WINTER HOURS:  Please call in advance if you want to rent a birding kit during the winter hours.


Murray County is a GOOD Place to Live

According to a study published by the New York Times, in a composite ranking of where Americans are healthy and wealthy, or struggling, Murray County ranks in the top 12% (353 of 3135) of GOOD places to live! Check out the interactive map and read more here.

Prescription Drug Disposal

Have old or un-used prescription drugs in your cabinet and don't know what to do with them?  Please do not throw them in the trash or flush them down the toilet!   Bring them to the Murray County Law Enforcement Center during normal business hours (8am - 430pm) Monday - Friday.     Bring them in the original bottles with the labels removed, or place them in a clear Ziploc bag for your privacy.     The law enforcement center will dispose of them correctly.

Interactive Map of Murray County

Click HERE for a link to the interactive map of Murray County.   You can find detailed information from drainage, parcel information and much more.   The interactive map link is always on the website under "Maps" in the main menu of the county website or you can click HERE to go there now to visit that page to look at some of our other useful maps.

Emergency Notification System


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