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Silos and church steeple landscape – One year back in Minnesota today!

In Blogging, dog, Family, Florida, Genealogy, Minnesota Native Daughter, Murdock, Religion, rural on August 17, 2011 at 11:21 am

Click to download high resolution of One Year Back in Minnesota poster!

By Jannet Walsh
Murdock, Minnesota

Murdock is not on the map.
Those were the words of moving van driver on the day of my big move on Aug. 13, 2010 from Ocala, Florida to Murdock, Minnesota.  How could it be it’s not on the map?  My great-grand parents were pioneers in the area, specifically Dublin Township, before Murdock was incorporated in 1881, located in Swift County.
Could it be that Murdock is located near the fictitious Lake Woebegon or even worse, Brigadoon, a village in Scotland that appears every few hundred years?  How would I make the move to Murdock?
The solution was very  simple.  I made a photocopy of a detailed map and with the help of Global Positioning System, the move was completed.

Here is the map I gave to the moving van driver after he told me he could not find Murdock, Minnesota on the map and it must be a fictitious place.

I invite you to follow my blog in the rural community of Murdock, Minnesota, population 303, according to the 2000 U.S. Census Bureau.
The only skyscrapers I need are grain silos and church steeples.  I am a Minnesota Native Daughter.

Travel Facts from Ocala, Florida to Murdock, Minnesota
– Aug. 14, 2010 to Aug. 17, 2010
– Total distance 1,766 miles
– Four days travel by car
– Three overnight stops near Atlanta, St. Louis and Lincoln, Nebraska
– Number of rest stops – unknown

Native Minnesotan Jannet Walsh is a blogger, columnist, journalist, photojournalist, terrier owner, hula hooper and more! Contact her at jannetwalsh.com Click here to view full biography. View her other blog at http://jannetwalsh.blogspot.com/.
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Video posted: New pastor at Sacred Heart, Murdock, Minnesota

In Blogging, Catholic, Murdock on August 17, 2011 at 1:23 am

By Jannet Walsh
Murdock, Minnesota


Rev. William A. Sprigler was installed Sunday, Aug. 14, 2011, as the new pastor at the Church of the Sacred Heart in Murdock, Minnesota by Bishop John M. LeVoir of the Diocese of New Ulm.

Rev. William A. Sprigler, left, was installed Sunday, Aug. 14, 2011, as the new pastor at the Church of the Sacred Heart in Murdock, Minnesota by Bishop John M. LeVoir of the Diocese of New Ulm. Photo by Jannet Walsh, Minnesota Native Daughter Blog


Native Minnesotan Jannet Walsh is a blogger, columnist, journalist, photojournalist, terrier owner, hula hooper and more! Contact her at jwalsh@wctrib.com Click here to view full biography. View her other blog at http://jannetwalsh.blogspot.com/.
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