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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
August 8, 2015
Talking it Over: Things you should never say out loud
The older a person gets, the more you realize — or learn through experience — to be careful what you say. There are some things that should never be said out loud especially if they are hurtful to others. However, there are also some things that should never be said just...
August 8, 2015 - 5:08am
July 18, 2015
Talking it Over: Religion and school
The first day of school is not too far away. I have seen a lot of postings and articles on social media about keeping religion in our schools. There seems to be a movement to try to keep God out of our school systems. Many people, including myself, feel that it is important to keep...
July 18, 2015 - 5:01am
June 27, 2015
Sue's Views: Making an effort makes it worth it to shop local
The last few weeks have been wildly busy in Morris and it is the stuff that makes small town living worthwhile. Helping Eul's Hardware Hank celebrate 85 years in business with a picnic lunch and cake is just about the best way to spend part of a Saturday afternoon that I know of. A...
June 27, 2015 - 5:55am
June 20, 2015
Talking it Over: Pictures can speak volumes
A life can be defined through pictures. Quite often for special events we use pictures to chronicle a life. We start with pictures of a person or couple when they are very young and move through the years with pictures that show some of the highlights of their life. Those pictures...
June 20, 2015 - 5:03am
June 13, 2015
Literature in a Hurry: Weekends at home and weekends away
This weekend, I'm getting out of town. By 5:30 on Friday afternoon, I'll be on the road with friends, heading to my parent's cabin in Wisconsin for a long weekend. It's my first weekend at the lake this year and I couldn't be more excited. I told a friend in the audience at...
June 13, 2015 - 5:15am
May 23, 2015
Katie Erdman: Nurses are something special
There was a week that was recently observed in a relatively quiet way. There were no big celebrations, open houses, or even articles written. Instead, National Nurses Week came and went without a lot of hoopla. The observance is almost like the nurses themselves, unassuming and quiet...
May 23, 2015 - 5:31am
May 2, 2015
Don Reicosky: Celebrating 2015, the International Year of Soils
MORRIS — Today I salute the soil and hope you will too. During the International Year of Soils, and on Earth Day 2015, we have lots to...
May 2, 2015 - 5:27am
April 18, 2015
Talking it Over: Always at the end of the line
When I went to school, I was almost always at the end of the line. That is because the first letter of my last name was V for Van Eps, which fell at the end of the alphabet. Nearly everything we did was by alphabet which meant those of us with the last letters were usually last. I...
April 18, 2015 - 5:00am
April 11, 2015
Literature in a Hurry: Bringing more voices to Morris
Filling space on the Morris Sun Tribune opinion page has always been a challenge for me. I'm a reporter at heart, so I tend to spend more time thinking about and writing content for the news pages than I do on what should take over page six. But I know that readers value a robust,...
April 11, 2015 - 5:52am
March 28, 2015
Steve Lang: For all things Swedish, there's no place like Holman's
"Heinäsirkka, heinäsirkka, mene täältä hiiteen!" ("Grasshopper, grasshopper, go from hence to Hell!") — St. Urho's Day incantation I spent St. Urho's Day (March 16) preparing for a colonoscopy, an act that probably delighted the Irish. I spent St. Patrick's Day (March...
March 28, 2015 - 5:09am
March 21, 2015
Talking it Over: Powering up the country
It has been nearly 100 years since the rural area of west central Minnesota became electrified. In the early 1900s, poles and lines were put up along country roads to eventually bring electrical power to the rural areas. Power that nearby communities had enjoyed for several years. You...
March 21, 2015 - 6:28am
March 14, 2015
Sue's Views: Finding solutions to agriculture's problems, from the field to the table
MORRIS — For the past dozen years or so, I've been privileged to travel to Washington, D.C. each March as a representative of the Barnes-Aastad Soil and Water Conservation Research Association. This organization was founded in the 1950s by a group of local activists who wanted...
March 14, 2015 - 5:09am
March 7, 2015
Literature in a Hurry: Being 'busy' and living well
How many times have you had this conversation standing in front of the bagged carrots at Willie's? Person 1: Hey! How are you? Person 2: Good. Busy! How are you? Person 1: Pretty good, also busy. Some weather out there? Person 2: Oh my gosh, it's cold. I can't wait for...
March 7, 2015 - 7:38am
February 28, 2015
Michael Lackey: President Obama and religion
There has been much discussion and considerable criticism of President Obama's decision not to call ISIS an Islamic terrorist organization. President Obama's position could be stated thus: Islam is a religion, and as such, it would never sanction the atrocities that ISIS members are...
February 28, 2015 - 5:07am
February 21, 2015
Talking it Over: The games people play
It was just a year ago that I thought the best part of winter was settling in to work on a jigsaw puzzle, read a good book or watch a movie on television. That was before I discovered a whole new world of games and entertainment. I put in a request before Christmas for an iPad...
February 21, 2015 - 5:52am