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Mark Ekren named dean of students in principal's absence

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MORRIS – Morris Area High School Activities Director Mark Ekren will serve as dean of students while MAHS Principal Craig Peterson is on paid administrative leave following criminal sexual conduct charges.


Superintendent Scott Monson told students and some parents about the administrative change at a three assemblies on Thursday, Jan. 2.

Both Monson and Ekren emphasized that it will be business as usual at the high school going forward.  

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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.