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Located between two major highways, Slayton is known as the "Hub City" of southwest Minnesota. Cities such as Pipestone, Marshall, Windom, and Worthington are neighbors within a thirty mile radius of Slayton which forms the "hub" of the network. Slayton is also the county seat of Murray County; making it more or less the hub of the county as well.
With nearly 100 lakes in the county, it is not difficult to figure out why a large portion of Murray County's recreational activities involve water. Boating and fishing are a popular past time for residents as well as visitors. Much of this activity is done on Lake Shetek and Lake Sarah; located just 12 miles north of Slayton.
If boating is your thing, Murray County has some of the best lakes to do it on. Wakeboarding, water skiing, tubing, or just touring around are popular ways to enjoy the long summer days. How about a scenic canoe trip along the banks of Shetek to get a closer glimpse at southwest Minnesota's abundant wildlife? Canoes can be rented at the Lake Shetek State park.
If fishing is your thing, Lake Sarah is where it's at. Located just northwest of Lake Shetek, Lake Sarah is a great fishing destination for walley, yellow perch, and twelve other fish species; including bigmouth buffalo, black crappie and northern pike.
Murray County Central Schools provides opportunities to over 750 students from PK-12. MCC is truly a place where kids and adults work together to create successful young people ready for life in the 21st century. Every student is a valued member of the MCC school system where success comes from everyone working together to achieve common goals.