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Franken: Make your community a little more like Morris

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MORRIS – Inclusiveness and community have made the University of Minnesota, Morris what it is today, and will help guide graduates as they continue to try and change the world, Senator Al Franken said in his commencement address on Saturday.


“You can make your mark on the world without conquering it first. Heck, you can do it even without leaving town,” said Franken told the approximately 350 graduates gathered in the UMM P.E. Center for the university's 50th commencement ceremony.

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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.