Notice to County Road Ditch Hay Users

Notice to County Road Ditch Hay Users:


Lyon County applied the Dow AgroSciences herbicide Milestone to all county right-of-way in the fall of 2017 as a weed control measure.  There are certain label restrictions for use of Milestone-treated grass hay, specifically concerning manure spread on alfalfa or land to be planted with soybeans.  Please contact the Lyon County Highway Department or an agronomy professional for questions regarding label restrictions of this application. 


Dean Berg

Maintenance Superintendent



Aaron VanMoer

County Engineer




Additional Information


The soil residual activity of Milestone herbicide is what provides more than a few days’ worth of weed control. By contrast, 2,4-D controls some weeds that have emerged, but 2,4-D does little to control weed seedlings that emerge days later.


In the soil

The active ingredient aminopyralid in Milestone both broadens the spectrum of control and provides soil residual activity to control susceptible weeds that germinate for several weeks after spraying.

Over the season, the active ingredient breaks down and its soil residual activity dissipates. But enough may remain for the next two to three years to damage extremely sensitive crops if Milestone ends up in cropland.  Don’t plant a broadleaf crop until an adequately sensitive field bioassay shows the crop won’t be affected, Dow AgroSciences recommends.


In the plant

While the herbicide is still active in the soil, grasses may absorb and store the active ingredient, so it may be present in hay harvested from treated grass for up to 18 months after treatment. Treated grass hay should never be used, sold or given away for mulch or compost. Enough aminopyralid could leach from the hay to damage sensitive broadleaf plants. Likewise, don’t feed treated hay on land to be planted to sensitive crops.


Through the animal

When a grazing animal ingests treated grass or grass hay carrying aminopyralid residue, the residue passes through without harm to the animal. But the active ingredient may be present in the manure or urine for three days after consuming the treated forage. For that reason, manure from animals that have consumed grass or hay treated with aminopyralid should be used only on permanent grass

pasture. Don’t spread it on cropland or provide it to others for gardening purposes. Spread the manure on permanent pastures only.

Postponed: Broadband Feasibility Meeting and Survey


This meeting has been postponed for a later date.


The Lyon County Board of Commissioners will meet in the Commissioner’s Room, 607 W. Main St, Marshall, MN, at 6:30 pm Wednesday April 18, 2018, to take public comment on the status of Internet/Broadband service in rural and underserved areas of Lyon County. The county board will also review a recent Broadband Feasibility Study addressing needs for increased capacity within Lyon County.  The public is invited to attend to review the report and share their concerns.  If you cannot attend, you may send your comments to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or mail to Lyon County Administrator, 607 W. Main St, Marshall, MN 56258.

In addition we are also encouraging the public to fill out a survey so that we can better understand the perceived need of broadband internet in Lyon County.   Please fill out the survey located at:

Lyon County Broadband Survey

Download this file (BroadbandFeasibilityReport.pdf)Broadband Feasibility Report2435 kB

SBA Offers Disaster Assistance to Minnesota Residents Affected by Severe Storms, Straight-Line Winds, Tornadoes and Flooding

WASHINGTON – Minnesota businesses and residents affected by severe storms, straight-line winds, tornadoes and flooding from June 15 through July 12, 2018, can apply for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration, Administrator Linda McMahon announced today.

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Reminder: Second Half Property Tax is Due Oct 15th / Nov 15th


Second half 2018 real estate property taxes are due on Monday, October 15th.  Most agricultural property and mobile home taxes are due November 15th.  Please check your tax statements for the official due date on your properties.

Read more: Reminder: Second Half Property Tax is Due Oct 15th / Nov 15th

Notice of Abandoned Personal Property


The following Lyon County, Minnesota, tax-forfeited properties have abandoned personal property on them:

 Former Owner

Property Address or Parcel Number

David DeGroat

1547 141st St, Balaton, MN

Raymond O. Langswierdt

250 1st St, Balaton, MN

Cherry Olson Life Estate

79 Cottonwood St E, Cottonwood, MN

Diane Wixon

Brian D. Wixon

Todd D. Wixon

Daniel S. Wixon

Austin W. Wixon


Lilah A. Rasmussen


Lilah A. Rasmussen

601 4th St, Garvin, MN

James W. Lenz


Larry Lee Hyatt

620 Main St W, Marshall, MN

Vang C. Thao & Sae Vang


Dennis & Dawn Schroeder

225 Union St, Tracy, MN


To claim any personal property, former owners must call the Lyon County Auditor/Treasurer at (507) 537-6724, extension 1, to make necessary arrangements. Unclaimed property will become property of Lyon County and will be disposed or sold after October 09, 2018.

Twin Lakes Park Directions

Opened in 2016, Twin Lakes Park is Lyon County's newest park; nestled between East Twin and West Twin lakes. From Florence, MN drive South on Minnesota Highway 23 to Lyon County Road 51 and Turn South for 2 miles. County Road 51 passes through Twin Lakes Park.



Auditor/Treasurer: E. J. Moberg
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Phone: (507) 537-6724
Fax: (507) 537-6091
Address: Lyon County Auditor/Treasurer
607 West Main Street
Marshall, MN 56258
  Auditor Services
    • Financial - Payroll
    • Current Tax Calculation
    • Settlements to School Districts, Cities and Special Districts
    • Voter Registration and Voter Tally
    • Transfer of Deeds
    • Special Assessments - Ditch and Cities
    • Transent Merchant License - application
    • Tobacco License
    • Driver's Licenses
      - Written and Driving Exams are given at the office located at 601 N. Highway 59 Telephone 537-7024 for hours and additional information.
      - For vehicle registration, tabs, automobile licensing, etc you must go to the Auto Licensing Bureau at 302 W Redwood St (507) 532-4643.
Treasurer Services
  • Current and Delinquent Real Estate Records
  • Print and mail tax statements
  • Property tax collections and payment entry
  • Compute and prove tax settlements
  • Escrow records
  • Distribute taxes to taxing entities
  • Investment Officer for county investments
  • Mortgage Registry Collections
  • Deed Tax computations and collections
  • Financial Records - banking and reconciliation of accounts
  • 1990 and 2000 Lyon County Census information
  • Maintain records of Auctioneer Certificates
District 1
Charlie Sanow
 District 2
Steve Ritter
District 3
Mark Goodenow
District 4
Rodney Stensrud
 District 5
Rick Anderson
Charlie Sanow Steve Ritter Mark Goodenow Rodney Stensrud Rick Anderson

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The county board normally meets at 9am on the first and third Tuesdays of the month in CR 1 & 2


County Board Room


Human Resources


Human Resources administers the personnel policies and procedures adopted by the Lyon County Board as well as classification and compensation plans, performance planning and review programs, and maintaining personnel records for each employee. Human Resources coordinates the recruitment, selection, orientation, development, transfer, and separation of employees. Affirmative action, Civil Rights compliance, Minnesota and Federal Family and Medical Leave Act, short-term disability, HIPAA regulations compliance, and ADA compliance are also major functions of the office.  The office coordinates and administers employee benefit programs for all departments, and works closely with Lyon County Administration and the County Board. 

The County Recorder is the custodian of the land records and vital statistic records pertaining to Lyon County. It is the responsibility of this office to preserve these records in an archival quality format and assure easy and accurate access to the same. Duties are defined as:

  • Record documents relating to real property transactions in Abstract
     & Torrens Divisions
  • Collect & receipt Recording Fee and Well Disclosure Certificate Fee
  • Collect & distribute Well Disclosure Certificates
  • Maintain indexes and issue copies of all recorded documents
  • Maintain and issue copies of birth, death and marriage certificates
  • Process Marriage License Applications & issue marriages license
  • File and maintain Ordinations
  • File Notary Commissions
  • Immigration and Naturalization
  • Military Discharges
  • Genealogy research
  • UCC filing and searches
    (Uniform Commercial Code)
  • CNS filing and searches
    (Central Notification System)
  • Federal and State Tax Liens
  • Hospital and Medical Assistance Liens


Sheriff Mark Mather



Sheriff Mark Mather


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Support Administration


Sergeant Todd Roelfsema #103


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Sergeant Eric Wallen #111


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Law Enforcement Center Click Map for Directions


Lyon County Sheriff’s Office has launched a new Community Information Service designed to deliver important and timely information to residents in our area using the latest technology. This service, “Nixle”, delivers trustworthy and important neighborhood-level public safety and community event notifications instantly sent to you by cell phone text message, email and web. There is NO Spam or Advertising. Nixle is completely free (standard text message rates apply for cell phone subscribers who do not have text plans with their cell phone providers). Register now and learn more at www.nixle.com. You will have immediate access to public safety alerts that are relevant to you, important neighborhood advisories you want to know about, and other valuable community information. You decide what information you want and whether you want it sent to your cell phone, email or just simply over the web. We are excited about this opportunity and hope you find it beneficial to you!

Register at: http://local.nixle.com/lyon-county-sheriffs-office/

The Lyon County Public Works Building is located on the County Fairgrounds at 504 Fairgrounds Road Marshall, MN 56258. Click HERE for a map link

 Locator Map


Lyon County Public Works includes the following Departments:

Highway (Road and Bridge): County road and bridge maintenance, road signage, flood control structure maintenance, and snow removal from county roads.

Geographic Information Systems (GIS): Maintains the County E-911 system, and provide mapping services.

Planning & Zoning: Also includes county programs for feedlots, shoreland management, septic systems, ditches, and invasive weed inspections.

Environmental: Manages the regional landfill, household hazardous waste program, and coordinates recycling, water management planning, and solid waste reduction efforts.

Parks: Manages the County Park system, and County Fairgrounds

GIS Cataegory



Lyon County operates a Geographic Information System (GIS) to provide current and accurate geospatial (map) information to County departments, the general public and other entities. We seek to ensure that Lyon County residents and decision makers have access to geographic information that is complete, timely, accurate, and reliable. We promote the use of GIS and related technologies to more effectively and efficiently address problems, develop plans, and manage the natural, cultural, economic, and infrastructure resources of the county. Lyon County is implementing GIS to streamline county operations and to make County data and records available to the citizens of Lyon County. GIS Department Responsibilities:

  • Maintain and create geospatial information
  • Maintain Lyon County Parcel data
  • Rural Address assignment and E9-1-1 System maintenance
  • Maintain GIS Interactive Mapping Sites
  • Hard Copy map production
  • Platbook creation and maintenance

Hours and Locations

Lyon County Government Center

8:00-4:30 M-F   Map

Public Works Building

8:00-4:30 M-F   Map

Law Enforcement Center

8:00-4:00 M-F   Map

Lyon County Zoning/SWCD

8:00-4:30 M-F   Map

Lyon County Landfill

6:00-4:00 M-F   Map


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