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Morris Sun Tribune
Higher minimum wage, new laws begin August 1 in Minnesota
Local FFA leaders attend summer conferences
Morris City Manager recognized by Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities
Northland Outdoors TV goes in search of monster trout
Vavra receives Eagle Scout
Orphans finish season with a 7-11 record
Morris VFW falls despite outhitting Willmar
Over 80 participate in Marv Meyer Fun Run
Orphans win last regular season game
Black wins twice to claim 2016 title
Bennett "Buck" Columbus Schaffer
Lawrence "Larry" Kill
Evelyn L. Graff (Hyatt)
Steve Lang: Traversing inner space with sale-ing adventures
Katie Erdman: Celebrations are fun, but also a lot of work
Letter: Watch what Jay does, not what he says
Letter: McNamar will help landowners with ditch issues
Talking it over: Follow the chain
CotahRose James O'Brien
Grayson Scott Luthi
Jackson Dean Ver Steeg
Billy James Blaisdell
Open Houses: July 23, 2016
July rains provide moisture boost for area crops
FSA County Committee nominations open
Three Stevens County farms recognized as 2016 Century Farms
Weekend frost nips some farm fields, time will tell if damage warrants replanting
2016 Farm Progress Issue
June 10, 2016
Minnesota pollution alert issued for Friday, risks through the weekend
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency warns that Friday air pollution will be dangerous for Minnesotans in the west, central and south. With temperatures expected in the low-to-middle 90s, and mostly sunny skies and light winds, the agency said ozone will be a danger....
June 10, 2016 - 10:30am
June 8, 2016
Stevens County votes to reduce speed on section of CSAH 1
MORRIS — After local residents expressed concerns about bike lane safety on County State Aid Highway 1 north of Hancock, the Stevens County Board of Commissioners voted to reduce the speed limit along a stretch of the highway. The speed limit on CSAH 1 between Highway 9 and...
June 8, 2016 - 4:46pm
June 3, 2016
Greater Minnesota groups want tax bill signed
ST. PAUL — Greater Minnesota groups are asking Gov. Mark Dayton to sign tax-break legislation lawmakers passed last week. On Thursday, it was clear that Dayton signing the tax bill with aid for cities, counties, farmers, businesses, students, working families and others could...
June 3, 2016 - 8:47am
May 27, 2016
Legislators ask for special session to complete bonding bill
MORRIS — Republican members of the Minnesota House of Representatives stopped in Morris Thursday as part of a tour around Minnesota urging...
May 27, 2016 - 3:41pm
May 25, 2016
Water treatment plant on hold while questions remain with state funding
MORRIS — Plans for a new water treatment plant in Morris remain in limbo after the Minnesota Legislature failed to agree on bonding bill...
May 25, 2016 - 3:05pm
May 23, 2016
Tick tock, tick tock: Chaotic last minutes of 2016 Minnesota Legislature
ST. PAUL — Shouts, desperate attempts to make last-minute changes and general chaos ended late Sunday attempts to increase Minnesota transportation...
May 23, 2016 - 12:48pm
Presidential primary change among bills made law before session deadline
ST. PAUL — Minnesota will move from a presidential caucus to a presidential primary for the 2020 election. Gov. Mark Dayton signed the switch into law on Sunday. Under the new system, voters would make their February partisan presidential picks in an election run by the state,...
May 23, 2016 - 9:55am
Stevens County to host open house on buffer strip maps
MORRIS — Stevens County will be hosting an open house on Wednesday, June 1 for citizens to review preliminary buffer maps produced by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. At the open house there will be printed maps for constituents to review and persons on hand to...
May 23, 2016 - 5:14am
May 19, 2016
Stevens County Board approves petition for outlet in County Ditch 1, reviews bond refinancing proposal
MORRIS — On Tuesday, the Stevens County Board of Commissioners, acting as the county drainage authority, approved a petition from Mark Huebner to add four 40-acre parcels of land into County Ditch 1. All four parcels are surrounded by land that pays benefits into CD1, and it's...
May 19, 2016 - 9:45am
May 18, 2016
Stevens County reviews tobacco ordinance, considers restrictions on e-cigarettes
MORRIS — Should Stevens County ban e-cigarettes wherever use of tobacco products is currently banned? On Tuesday, the Stevens County Board of Commissioners reviewed ordinances that would update the county's current tobacco sale and licensing ordinance and bring the county into...
May 18, 2016 - 4:05pm
May 17, 2016
Feds again reject request for a Real ID extension
ST. PAUL — Minnesota has still not done enough work to merit an extension on complying with the federal Real ID driver's license standards, according to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. In a letter last week, released Monday, Homeland Security officials acknowledged...
May 17, 2016 - 2:31pm
May 14, 2016
Blaine Hill: Doing nothing is not an option
As the legislative session winds down, everyone is waiting to see if legislators do something. I traveled to St. Paul to participate in a press conference and lobbying effort and it was obvious the outcome of the session is not clear. My message to our legislators and the rest of...
May 14, 2016 - 2:29am
May 11, 2016
Morris City Council approves TIF for new apartment building
MORRIS, Minn - As work on an assisted living facility nears completion on the old elementary site in Morris, construction of a new apartment building could begin within a month. Rich Petty, a representative of East Point of Morris, LLC, met with the Morris City Council on Tuesday...
May 11, 2016 - 2:31pm
May 4, 2016
Stevens County reviews vehicle fleet management, support for E-85 fuel
MORRIS — On Tuesday, the Stevens County Board of Commissioners reviewed a new policy for managing the county's vehicle fleet. In February, the board voted to centralize management of the vehicle fleet and assigned responsibility to Facilities Manager Nick Young. Centralized...
May 4, 2016 - 2:24pm
May 3, 2016
13 precincts in Stevens County switch to voting by mail
MORRIS — A quarter of Stevens County voters will have the option to vote by mail in the upcoming election. Thirteen precincts have decided to switch to mail balloting for the 2016 election, Deputy Auditor/Treasurer Deb Brunko told the Stevens County Board of Commissioners on...
May 3, 2016 - 4:56pm