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Murray County License Center Update

The MN Dept of Public Safety has required all Drivers License Agents and Deputy Registrar Offices be closed beginning Saturday, March 28.     

TAB RENEWALS can still be dropped off in the Drop-Box by the door at Murray County Government Center or they may be mailed to PO Box 57 Slayton 56172.

Please Include:

Renewal Notice

Insurance Information

Your Phone Number 

Payment by check is preferred – NO CASH

If you wish to pay by credit card, please provide that information.

Make checks payable to: Deputy 80

We ask that you do not mail them to St. Paul, keep the revenue in Murray County!

When we are able to return to the office, we will mail your tabs/plates out to you at no extra cost. 

Good News!  The Real ID Requirement has been extended to Sept 30, 2021!  

When our office re-opens we will be making appointments to renew Driver’s Licenses.

If you have questions regarding titles or any other licensing questions, you may email me at

Stay Safe & Stay Healthy & Stay Home!

Annette Seivert
Murray County License Center Supervisor

“Essential Row Crop Management” Spring 2020 Webinar Series

By Lizabeth Stahl and Lisa Behnken, U of MN Extension Educators in Crops; Angela Rieck-Hinz and Meaghan Anderson, Field Agronomists with IA State University Extension and Outreach; and Phyllis Bongard, U of MN Educational Content Development & Communications Specialist

WORTHINGTON, Minn. (3/31/20) —  Extension specialists in Iowa and Minnesota are collaborating to provide a series of short, daily webinars for farmers, ag professionals, Extension personnel and other interested parties from April 6 to April 10.  The theme is “Essential Row Crop Management for Spring 2020”, with a focus on key topics to be addressed prior to the planting season. 

Each webinar will start at 1:00 p.m. with a 10 to 15 minute discussion followed by time for questions and answers.  Since fieldwork and planting season upon us, sessions will be limited to 30 minutes.

These webinars are free and open to all.  Topics and presenters are listed below.

April 6:  “Top 3 tips for cover crop termination” with Meaghan Anderson, Extension Field Agronomist, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach

April 7:  “Grain storage management for spring” with Shawn Shouse, Extension Ag Engineer, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach

April 8:  “Management of fertilizer spread patterns” with Ryan Bergman, Program Coordinator, and Matt Darr, Professor, ISU Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering

April 9:  “Pre-emergence herbicide programs” with Lisa Behnken, Extension Educator, Crops, University of Minnesota. 

April 10:  “Tillage options this spring” with Jodi DeJong-Hughes, Extension Educator, Water Resources, University of Minnesota

For more information about the series and to register, go to:  Once you register, you will be able to watch any or all of the webinars.  If you cannot attend in person, a recording of each session will be available for viewing as soon as they are available.  Additional resources on each topic will also be provided through the website above.

Good News

By: John Stenen

I joined the Marine Corps for four years in 1969. My boot-camp platoon started out with 78 young men hoping to one day wear the uniform which was ‘given’ to no one; - it had to be earned, and earning that right was very difficult. Of those 78 young men, only 58 graduated. Many were devastated that they didn’t make it. Some were glad to be out because it was a lot tougher than they imagined, and it wasn’t worth it to them to one day be called “Marine.” I ended up serving with the marines for five years and was happy to wear the uniform with a great deal of pride. 

In contrast to that, many want to be considered a Christian. They want the privilege of being identified with Jesus, the greatest and most wonderful person to ever live on this earth. They are hoping to receive everlasting life and all the blessings of God that come with it. However, Jesus tells us in Mt. 7: that most people will not make it because they go through life on the ‘broad path’ that leads to destruction, (eternally lost). To make heaven we must walk on the narrow path. “Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it.” (Mt. 7:14). 

Many will not make heaven because their life is filled with excuses as to why they cannot serve God. Many fear man more than they fear God. It isn’t easy to repent of our sinful lifestyle and ‘put off the old man, and put on the new’ and live every day for Jesus. John 3: 17-21 tells us that many love their sin and would never serve God. Still, others falsely believe that everyone will be saved whether we live for God or not. Plus, there are those who I believe want to know God and serve Him but they are blind and led by the blind and are ignorant of what God demands of us. I just hope that when that day comes, and this physical life is over, that you will be standing among the saints of God, proudly worshipping and praising God, clothed in the garments of salvation and wrapped in the robe of righteousness. (Isa. 61:10). Will God say to us one day, “Well, done thou good and faithful servant, enter thou into the joy of the Lord.” God bless.