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Morris Fire Chief Dave Dybdal, center, accepted the 2014 Fire Department of the Year Award from Shane Schmidt (right), president of the Minnesota State Fire Departments Association, at the organization’s state convention last weekend. The MFD was nominated by Bill Thoennes (left), first assistant fire chief with the Alexandria Fire Department.

Morris Fire Department named Fire Department of the Year

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MORRIS – The Morris Fire Department was named Minnesota’s 2014 Fire Department of the Year by the Minnesota State Fire Department Association at the organization’s state convention last weekend.


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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.