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Morris Sun Tribune
More than a game
Hodgson organizes community choir for Good Friday service
Thousands of sexual assault evidence kits across Minnesota sit untested
Water meter misses
Morris/C-A girls streak to four at Melrose
Storm falls in regular season finale, look ahead to 3A
Cougars vs Saints: A Family Affair
Tigers fall to undefeated Melrose
MAHACA youth off to a good start
Robert J. Leuty
Gordon Frank Ekberg
Cecelia Zinda Novak
Letter to the editor: Violence still impacts relationships
Letter to the editor: Backer must continue to support buffers
Editor's column: St. Mary's kids give a big thank you
Hancock Record Editorial
Letter to the editor
Camila Hernandez Padilla
Minnesota Century Farm applications now being accepted
Farmers to head to harvest
Features from the Farm: Fly control for grazing and organic dairies
U.S. House Agriculture Committee chairman visits Minnesota
NRCS funding available to develop monarch butterfly habitats
April 15, 2016
Senate votes to eliminate confusion for buffers on private ditches
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Legislature is close to cleaning up misunderstandings in a law meant to clean up the state's water. Senators...
April 15, 2016 - 4:58pm
March 30, 2016
Driverless cars have potential to benefit those with disabilities, lawmaker says
ST. PAUL — Phil Kragness cannot travel like many Minnesotans. A blind double-amputee, Kragness and others with disabilities would like...
March 30, 2016 - 4:35pm
March 11, 2016
City of Morris approves plans for $14 million water treatment plant
MORRIS — On Tuesday, the Morris City Council approved plans for a new $14 million water treatment plant and voted to seek bids on the...
March 11, 2016 - 3:49pm
March 4, 2016
Transportation, taxes, bonding issues to watch in session
MORRIS — Transportation, taxes, and bonding are the three key areas Rep. Jeff Backer and Sen. Torrey Westrom believe will be covered in...
March 4, 2016 - 3:28pm
February 24, 2016
Local caucus goers will make voices heard on Super Tuesday
ST. PAUL — Presidential candidates have given Minnesota a bit more love than usual this year as the state holds its precinct caucuses...
February 24, 2016 - 4:49pm
Town hall meeting with Sen. Westrom and Rep. Backer March 1 in Morris
District 12 legislators Senator Torrey Westrom (R-Elbow Lake), and Representative Jeff Backer (R-Browns Valley), will hold a series of town hall...
February 24, 2016 - 5:22am
February 20, 2016
Stevens County votes to raise garbage rates
MORRIS, Minn. - Stevens County residents and business will be paying more for garbage disposal services in order to free up funding to subsidize the county’s single-sort recycling program. On Tuesday, the Stevens County Board of Commissioners authorized Engebretson Sanitary Disposal...
February 20, 2016 - 1:06pm
February 12, 2016
City seeks bids on long-delayed Oregon Avenue project
MORRIS — After several delays, the city of Morris is poised to move forward with a major street construction project on Oregon Avenue this summer. This project focuses on the street and storm sewer renovations on Oregon Avenue from East Fourth Street to Elm Street (Green River...
February 12, 2016 - 4:00pm
February 5, 2016
Chokio packed for discussion on environment, buffer strips
A controversial bill passed during the last legislative session that requires buffer strips along public waters and public ditches "stopped...
February 5, 2016 - 4:26pm
January 26, 2016
Environmental listening session with legislators to be held in Chokio on Feb. 4
CHOKIO – State Representative Jeff Backer (R-Browns Valley) will hold an environmental listening session in Chokio on Thursday, Feb. 4 at the Chokio Fire Department, 221 Main Street, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.. Minnesota House Environment and Natural Resources Policy and Finance Committee...
January 26, 2016 - 5:44am
January 25, 2016
A year later, more money has helped change nursing home attitudes
ST. PAUL — Cami Peterson-DeVries was intense when she pleaded with Minnesota lawmakers to find money so nursing homes could boost worker...
January 25, 2016 - 10:46am
January 21, 2016
Spending on mental health services continues to increase for Human Services
MORRIS — More than half of the money spent by Stevens County Human Services in 2015 was spend on mental health services, a trend new Director Liberty Sleiter doesn't see changing in 2016. Sleiter presented the Stevens County Board of Commissioners with a year-end update at...
January 21, 2016 - 3:00pm
Rep. Backer part of child care panel established by Minnesota House
ST. PAUL – The Minnesota House has launched a new committee to look into affordable child care. House Speaker Kurt Daudt (R-Crown) announced the formation of the committee Tuesday. It will partner with providers and parents to help find solutions for more affordable child care choices...
January 21, 2016 - 12:14pm
December 31, 2015
Stevens County Board approves wage increases for all county employees
MORRIS — In their final meeting of the year, the Stevens County Board of Commissioners voted to give a 2 percent salary increased to all county employees. The only people who did not have their wages increased were the commissioners, who will continue to earn $16,787 per year,...
December 31, 2015 - 3:56pm
December 24, 2015
Morris City Council discusses snow alert procedures
MORRIS — The timing of a snowstorm on Wednesday, Dec. 16 and Thursday, Dec. 17 may have played a role in the high number of cars that were ticketed and towed during the snow alert, Morris City Manager Blaine Hill told the Morris City Council on Tuesday. The Morris Police Department...
December 24, 2015 - 11:21am