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Kim and Maddie Ehrdahl are among the teachers and students from Cyrus who started school at Morris Area Elementary School on Tuesday. Four Cyrus teachers joined the MAES staff and about 20 students chosen to stay in the district.

MAES welcomes new students, teachers from Cyrus

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MORRIS, Minn. -- On Tuesday, both Kim and Maddie Erdahl of Cyrus arrived at Morris Area Elementary School for their first day of school in a new school district.


Kim, a teacher at the Cyrus Math Science and Technology school, is one of four CMST teachers who joined the Morris Area School District after the two districts consolidated this summer. Her daughter Maddie, now a sixth grader, is among about 20 CMST students who chose to stay in the newly-consolidated district.

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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.