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On Tuesday, Sept. 10, City Attorney Aaron Jordan administered the oath of office to Morris Police Chief Ross Tiegs while the members of the Morris City Council observed. (Kim Ukura/Morris Sun Tribune)

Ross Tiegs appointed Morris Police Chief

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Ross Tiegs appointed Morris Police Chief
Morris Minnesota 607 Pacific Avenue 56267

MORRIS -- The Morris City Council unanimously approved appointing long-time Morris Police Department Sergeant Ross Tiegs as the next police chief for the City of Morris at their meeting Tuesday.

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Tiegs was the top candidate recommended by the members of the Police Civil Service Commission.

"We did have two very good internal candidates," said City Manager Blaine Hill. "It's probably a credit to the police department that we do have individuals that are moving up the line and are able to take charge of the police department. ... It's very nice to know that there's leadership building within the department that we can count on."

Tiegs has been serving as interim police chief since former chief Jim Beauregard retired at the end of July to take a job consulting with the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

In his first official act as police chief, Tiegs introduced the council to Officer Brett Collins, who was hired to fill one of two vacancies in the department.

City Attorney Aaron Jordan and Mayor Sheldon Giese administered the oaths of office, and Collins' mother pinned on his badge.

Tiegs said he had made a conditional offer to another officer this week and could be introduced to the council within a month.

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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. She has been recognized by the Minnesota Newspaper Association for both business and public affairs reporting. 
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