Slayton News


07/14/2018 02:52 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Rain, rain go away 

Photo by Jenny Kirk Two individuals walk across the flooded road leading to Keeley Island on Lake Shetek. The area recently trapped many homeowners on the island and also forced the evacuation of about 70 kids attending Bible camp there.


07/12/2018 10:59 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Flash Flood Warning Issued For Already Flooded Communities in Southern Minnesota 

In fact, some spots have seen up to eight more inches of rain than normal over the past two weeks. Many businesses and homes are still dealing with initial flooding.


07/06/2018 12:48 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Dayton, state leaders tour southern Minnesota flooding damage Friday 

Gov. Mark Dayton, U.S. Sen. Tina Smith and U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson got a firsthand look Friday morning at southern Minnesota communities hit hardest by recent flooding. "It's obviously a very critical situation," Dayton said to a group in the Murray County town of Slayton, after visiting Lake Shetek.


07/04/2018 08:45 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Holiday Flooding Takes a Bite out Of Small Businesses 

Hundreds of volunteers are helping to distribute sandbags to those in need. While the community is coming together, flooding is still taking a big bite out of small businesses that rely on the Fourth of July.


07/03/2018 11:57 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Storms trigger severe flooding in SW MN 

Torrential rains are triggering significant flooding in parts of southwestern Minnesota Tuesday morning, forcing evacuations around a popular Murray County lake. A Murray County dispatcher tells KARE 11 that deputies are out at Lake Shetek and nearby Lake Sarah helping residents escape the rising floodwaters that followed more than 7 inches of rain in a short amount of time.


07/03/2018 07:19 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Red Cross opens evacuation shelter in Slayton, Minnesota due to flooding 

Due to area flooding, the American Red Cross has opened an evacuation shelter at the Murray County Fairgrounds in Slayton, Minn. The shelter opened at the 4H building located at 3048 Broadway Ave at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, and it will remain open for as long as needed.


06/28/2018 05:24 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Flood emergency in Murray Co. 

Murray County remains in a flood emergency as days of rain has forced the temporary closure of the End-O- Line Museum in Currie. He presented a map from the National Weather Service that showed a highlighted polygon centering on portions of Murray County.