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MORRIS -- Morris Area’s FIRST Robotics Team, the Plaid Pillagers, will take their competetive robot, the Plaidiator (like “gladiator”), to its first competition in Duluth on Thursday, March 7.


Prior to packing up the Plaidiator, the team tested the frisbee throwing mechanism in the Morris Area High School media center and at a practice course in Alexandria.

You can read more about this year's competition here. You can learn more about the Plaid Pillagers at their website,, or their Facebook page,

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.