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Brooke Kern joins Sun Tribune staff

Brooke Kern is the new associate sports editor for the Morris Sun Tribune.

MORRIS – Brooke Kern is the newest member of the editorial staff at the Morris Sun Tribune. She will be taking over as associate sports editor from Nancy Olson, who has moved to the sales department after seven years at the sports desk.

Kern is originally from Coleraine, Minn., where she attended Greenway High School. After high school, Kern received her Associate of Arts Degree from Itasca Community College (ICC) in Grand Rapids, Minn., and her Associates of Applied Sciences Degree from Ridgewater College in Willmar, Minn. Her major was professional photography technology.

Sports have always been a huge part of Kern's life, along with her passion for photography. While attending ICC, Kern was hired for her first newspaper sports reporting experience with the Scenic Range News Forum in Bovey, Minn. While attending Ridgewater College, Kern received more experience when she interned with the West Central Tribune, photographing Willmar High School and Ridgewater sporting events.

Kern joins editor Kim Ukura on the Morris Sun Tribune editorial staff. Brooke can be reached at 320-589-2525 or

Kim Ukura

Kim Ukura began working at the Farmington/Rosemount Independent Town Pages in August of 2016. Previously, she served as the editor of the Morris Sun Tribune for five years. 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. She has been recognized by the Minnesota Newspaper Association for human interest, multimedia, business and public affairs reporting. 

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