Kim Ukura began working at the Farmington/Rosemount Independent Town Pages in August of 2016. Previously, she served as the editor of the Morris Sun Tribune for five years. 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 human interest, multimedia, business and public affairs reporting.
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MORRIS — Leg pain is often seen as a normal part of aging, but for some people pain in the legs that increases during physical activity may be a symptom of a more serious condition, peripheral artery disease, or PAD. Thanks to a grant from the Margaret A. Cargill Foundation, local physicians are hoping to raise awareness of this increasingly common condition and help promote independent living and healthy aging in community members who may be suffering from this condition.
Because January is National Mentoring Month, I thought I’d write a bit about one of my most meaningful mentoring opportunities through a YMCA program called Youth in Government. Youth in...
MORRIS, Minn. - Morris Police Officer Jared Dittbenner has been promoted to corporal/investigator. He was presented with his rank collar insignia by Chief Ross Tiegs at the Morris City Council’s...
MORRIS — Volunteer coach Don Goracke was named Volunteer of the Year by Pay it Forward Stevens County at a dinner for all of this year's honorees at Pizza Ranch on Wednesday, Jan. 27. Goracke was nominated for the Pay it Forward Stevens County award by high school softball coach Mary Holmberg, who turned to fellow coaches to share Goracke's commitment to youth athletics.
MORRIS – American Legion National Commander Dale Barnett will be stopping in Morris on Tuesday, Feb. 2 as part of a five-day tour of posts in Minnesota. Barnett was elected...
MORRIS — During the most recent enforcement period for Minnesota's Toward Zero Deaths Program, the Morris Police Department made four arrests for DWIs. The statewide extra DWI enforcement campaign ran over the holidays and on weekends from Nov. 25 to Jan. 2. Of the four DWI arrests, three were for aggravated offenses, Morris Police Chief Ross Tiegs said. Aggravating factors include a blood alcohol content of over .16, a prior DWI/BAC revocation within the last 10 years, or child endangerment.
MORRIS — Morris Area High School will present a Harvey, an adaptation of a play made famous in film, for public performances next Thursday, Jan. 28 and Friday, Jan. 29 at 7 p.m. in the Morris Area High School auditorium.
MORRIS — Last Thursday, Jan. 14, the courtroom at the Stevens County Courthouse was filled with sounds that can be unfamiliar in a court proceeding — clapping, laughter, and the melody of "You Are More" by Tenth Avenue North playing from computer speakers. Community members had gathered to celebrate the first graduate of the Eighth Judicial District's drug court program, Morris resident Courtney Wait.
MORRIS — The Morris Area School District is thinking outside the box when it comes to energy conservation and energy use. Ann Arney, an energy consultant with ICS Consulting, gave an update on the district's progress at the Morris Area School Board's meeting on Tuesday. The district hired ICS in 2014 to provide project oversight, management and technical services for several HVAC and energy projects that have been completed over the last year.
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 their regular meeting on Tuesday. Last year, human services spent about $465,000 on mental health programming for both children and adults — "That's a bulk of our program costs ... I see it only going up," Sleiter said.