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Plaid Pillagers’ Electrical Team Leader Lily Ehrdal (left) watches as Team Captain Caleb Sanderson makes adjustments to the team’s robot. Morris Area’s FIRST Robotics team has been working for about four weeks on their robot for the 2013 season.

Plaid Pillagers prepare to climb for victory

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MORRIS -- In 2012, Morris Area's FIRST Robotics team, the Plaid Pillagers, came within one place of a trip to the world championships, but capped off their most successful season to date at the first Minnesota State High School League robotics tournament.


Their strategy was to keep it simple, building a robot that could compete strongly at one aspect of the game while ignoring other tasks.

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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.