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City Attorney Aaron Jordan (left) swears in Sgt. Ross Tiegs (right) as interim police chief for the city of Morris. Tiegs will serve as chief until the city council appoints a permanent chief this fall.

Council names Sgt. Ross Tiegs interim police chief

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MORRIS, Minn. – The Morris City Council appointed Sgt. Ross Tiegs as interim police chief for the city of Morris starting Aug. 1 at their meeting Tuesday.


Tiegs’ appointment came at the recommendation of the Police Civil Service Commission. Although the process for hiring a new chief has begun, there will not be time to make a permanent appointment before current Chief Jim Beauregard retires at the end of July, City Manager Blaine Hill said.

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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.