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Severe Weather Awareness Week

April 21st through the 25th is Severe Weather Awareness Week in Minnesota. More information on Severe Weather Awareness Week activities in Minnesota can be obtained from the Minnesota Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management.

Tornado Watch/Warning Drills

The National Weather Service, Wisconsin Emergency Management, the Minnesota Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, and other state, county and local agencies have come together to host Severe Weather Awareness Week activities. On Thursday, April 24th, simulated tornado watches and warnings will be issued to test the statewide warning and communications systems. The schedule for April 24th is as follows:

  • 1:00 PM:  The National Weather Service will issue a simulated tornado watch for Minnesota and Wisconsin.
  • 1:45 PM:  The National Weather Service will issue a simulated tornado warning for Minnesota counties.   Murray County will activate outdoor warning siren systems.
  • 6:55 PM:  Another simulated tornado warning will be issued for Minnesota counties including Murray County.

Remember; be aware of severe weather as it can happen upon us very quickly. Be prepared and stay safe this spring and summer season! 

If you are interested in finding out more information on staying safe and preparing for severe weather, visit one of these web sites below to learn more.

Sources for more information:

The Murray County Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on Monday, April 21, 2014, commencing at 7:30 pm, in the County Commissioner’s Meeting Room, Murray County Government Center, Slayton, MN, to take public comment and act on the following request:

A complete copy of the proposed changes is available for review in the Murray County Auditor’s Office, The Murray County Environmental Services Office or by clicking HERE.

Summary: The following sections of the Ordinance are proposed to be amended: Section 4 – Rules and Definitions; Section 5 – Classification of District; Section 7 – “A” Agricultural District; Section 8 – Closed Landfill Restricted District; Section 14 – General Regulations, Subdivision 9 – Junk Yards and Automobile Wrecking; Section 15 – Floodplain Regulations; Section 16 – “S” Shoreland Management District; and Section 21 – Planning Commission.

Purpose: The general purposes of the amendments are to define/redefine terms used within the Ordinance, comply with current regulations for a closed landfill, provide more clarity and simplification of regulations, and to establish regulations for shoreland development within the City of Hadley.

All interested parties are invited to attend. If you are unable to attend, any comments or questions may be submitted in writing by April 18, 2014, to the Murray County Environmental Services Office – PO Box 57, Slayton, MN 56172, or via email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Notice is hereby given that sealed Bids for Salt Storage Shelter and Fueling System at the Murray County Highway Department.    Bidding information and complete information is found by clicking HERE.      For information from SEH, Inc. on the Fueling System click HERE.

Seasonal Campsites Available

The Murray County Parks and Recreational Commission and the Murray County Board of Commissioners have approved the use of FOUR seasonal campsites at Swenson Park at Current Lake for the 2014 camping season.      These campsites will be given out on first come first serve basis and must be rented for the full season.   If you have any questions about 2014 seasonal camping at Swenson Park at Current Lake call Justin Hoffmann at 507-836-1195 or via email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Click HERE for a seasonal contract application.  Click HERE for Murray County Parks Rules. Don't delay, get your application in so you don't lose out on the opportunity to camp ALL SEASON LONG at one of the prettiest lakes in the area.