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Arne Kildegaard plans to connect the dots around the Center for Small Towns

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MORRIS, Minn. - As the new director of the Center for Small Towns, University of Minnesota, Morris professor Arne Kildegaard will spend his time connecting the dots between the Center, the campus and the community.


Kildegaard, an associate professor of economics and management at UMM, was named director in January, taking over for interim director Bart Finzel, who accepted a two-year appointment as interim Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Dean at UMM.

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Kim Ukura
Kim Ukura has served as the editor of the Morris Sun Tribune since August 2011. She graduated from the University of Minnesota, Morris in 2008 with degrees in English and journalism. She earned a master's degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 2010. Prior to returning to Morris to work at the Sun Tribune, she worked in trade publishing.