Welcome to Murray County, Minnesota!
Attention Farmers and Landowners

The estimated farmland rental rates for SW Minnesota as prepared by the University of Minnesota are now available.   Click on the following links or visit for local Minnesota Extension office for details.

Click HERE for Farmland Rental Rates
Click HERE for Farm Land Prices
Click HERE for the 2014 Custom Rate Survey

Emergency Notification System


Murray County's Emergency Notification System -
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Murray County Featured in Star Tribune and Mnn Post Story

Rural counties in Minnesota leading economic recovery

Article by:  JOE KIMBALL, MinnPost

The folks drinking coffee at Slayton’s Left Bank Cafe on Broadway and the county workers lunching at the Country Host on the east edge of town would tell you that their county — Minnesota’s Murray County — seems to be doing quite fine, thank you.

Its farmers have had a string of good years, though prices weren’t so great this past fall. The meat-snacks plant is running strong, and some of the smaller businesses — VIP Floral Greenhouse and Page 1 Printers — have expanded and added jobs. Not many, but they grew. And there’s a new Family Dollar store in Slayton.

But most people in this tiny county — pop. 8,500-ish — likely didn’t realize until this month that Murray was one of only nine counties in the state, and one of only 65 in the country (out of 3,069), to reach prerecession rates on four key economic indicators.

What factors led to this result?   Click HERE for the full story.

Passport Photos

Passport PhotosThe Murray County Recorders Office is a Authorized Passport Acceptance Facility for passport applications and now you can get your passport photos right in their office!

Taking a trip to get out of Minnesota's Blustery Winter?    Make sure you get your passport ready if you plan on going outside the United States.    Click HERE to see the passport information on the Recorder's webpage.

Seasonal Campsites Available

Seasonal Campsites Available at Current Lake

The camping contract would be from May 1, 2015 to October 1, 2015 for $1,000.00 the entire season. Site rental includes the use of electricity and the onsite dump station. Onsite shower facilities are being constructed for the 2015 season at Current Lake.

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 2015 seasonal camping 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 some of the prettiest lakes in the area.