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 — The Morris Public Library Board believes the city needs to renovate the library building to meet the changing needs of the community. On Monday, Jayne Blodgett, chair of the Morris Public Library Board, gave a presentation about the progress the board has made towards proposing a building project to the Morris City Council. "Our point today is to talk to you about why we think we need to do some renovation on the public library and the process we've gone through so far in doing that," Blodgett said.
MORRIS — The first six months of 2015 included a new restaurant downtown, the beginning of a summer-long construction project and trips to state for members of the Tiger wrestling, golf and girls track teams. Here's a quick recap of January — June 2015: January
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 issued 48 parking tickets during the snow alert on Dec. 17, and 40 of those cars were towed.
MORRIS — The Morris Area School District is considering a more robust security system that would add card access locks to entrances to the building and require that visitors be buzzed in throughout the school day. On Monday, the Morris Area School Board heard a presentation from Gary Stadum of Protection Systems, a security systems vendor out of Fargo, about different security equipment options for the campus. Superintendent Rick Lahn school security was one of the first issues he noticed when he started in the district this summer.
MORRIS — On Monday, the Morris Area School Board approved the maximum levy amount allowed by the state, an increase of about $230,000 or 7 percent over 2015. The district's total levy for taxes payable in 2016 is about $3.516 million. In 2014, the board saw the tax levy decrease about $335,000, to a total of about $3.29 million.
MORRIS — After 14 years teaching, Paula Viker was able to return to her passion — long-term care administration — when she accepted the position of administrator at West Wind Village. Before beginning in Morris this August, Viker worked as an instructor and program manager for the health management program at the University of Minnesota, Crookston.
MORRIS — The Stevens County Board of Commissioners authorized County Coordinator Becky Young to enter into negotiations with Liberty Sleiter, program manager for the five-county Region IV South Children's Mobile Crisis Team, to be the next director of Stevens County Human Services. Sleiter will take over for Joanie Murphy, who plans to retire in January after 38 years with the department. In a final interview with the full board on Tuesday, Sleiter said she wanted to take on the position of director so she could have a voice in how programs are implemented at the state and county lev
MORRIS — Bonnie Howe likes to say that "dynamite comes in a small package," a phrase that aptly describes her personality. This week, Howe was the recipient of the Pay it Forward Stevens County award for her contributions to the community. Howe was nominated by Pam Gustafson. In her letter, nomination Gustafson said Howe is always helping other people. "She takes them to doctor appointments wherever it is. She goes to Alexandria or Elbow Lake and volunteers her time and gas.
MORRIS – For the second year in a row, the Grand Forks Herald issued a Holiday Eating Challenge, this year challenging other media outlets to try pickled herring. The Morris...
MORRIS - A snow alert has been declared for the city of Morris starting at 12:01 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015. The alert will continue until 12:01 a.m. on...