Kim Ukura has served as the editor of the Morris Sun Tribune since August 2011. 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 both business and public affairs reporting.
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MORRIS — Local emergency responders were called to two car accidents over the Fourth of July holiday weekend. The first accident took place on the evening of Saturday, July 4 on Highway 59 just south of County Road 4. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, a Mazda driving south on Highway 59 ran off the road, skidded sideways into a farm field and rolled several times. Three adults and a one-year-old were involved in the accident. Two adults were ejected from the vehicle. Two victims were taken to Stevens Community Medical Center, one was taken to St.
The employees of Willie's SuperValu are in the spotlight thanks to a music video highlighting one of the most recognizable features of the store — the folks who bring your groceries out to the car. Willie's employee Dylan Curfman said he wanted to do a video project after taking an editing class at Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall.
A Morris man and a minor are facing charges after they allegedly broke into the Regional Fitness Center, stole a car from the parking lot at Morris Area High School, broke into the Prairie Inn and fled from police before being apprehended last week. Kwame Omowalie Strong, 23, has been charged with four counts of motor vehicle theft, three counts of burglary, theft of movable property, fleeing a police officer, damage to property and tampering with a motor vehicle.
Over the last couple of weeks I’ve been thinking a lot about social media and what it means that we’re perpetually and constantly connected to other people. Facebook, what’s now...
MORRIS , Minn. Until about six years ago, members of the Morris Fire Department didn't know how long they'd actually been a fire department. In 2008 and 2009, members of the department started working on a dedication marker with names of every resident who has served with the fire department to place in front of the Fire Hall. In the process of collecting all of the names — many from historical rolls saved at the Stevens County Historical Museum — they discovered the Morris Fire Department was established in November of 1890. The Morris Fire Department will celebrate their 125th
MORRIS — The city of Morris will be cracking down on pollution in stormwater to comply with regulations designed to protect impaired waters like the Pomme de Terre River. On Tuesday, the Morris City Council voted to hire engineering firm Bolton and Menk to assist with putting together a permit application that will outline steps to cut back on pollution in the city's stormwater system. The city was notified in February that it must apply for a Phase II Municipally Separate Storm Sewer System permit (MS4) from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. Chuck DeWolf, an engineer with Bolto
MORRIS — Work on sidewalks in downtown Morris has moved quickly over the last two weeks. Crews finished work on the east side of Atlantic Avenue the weekend of June 20, and expected to finish the west side the weekend of June 27. This will allow crews to mill and pave Highway 9 through downtown Morris this week. Work on this phase of the project has already begun, making driving downtown a challenge. Last week, crews also finished pedestrian ramps at various locations along Highway 9 and Highway 28. They also continued grading work on Highway 28 between Highway 9 and Highway 59.
MORRIS — Thanks to an increase in general education aid from the state of Minnesota, Morris Area's 2015 — 2016 budget has a small surplus. The district was initially projecting a budget deficit of approximately $300,000 for the upcoming year.
MORRIS — The Morris Area School Board named Bill Kehoe of Morris the next principal of Morris Area High School at their regular meeting on Tuesday. Kehoe is currently the principal at Dawson-Boyd High School. He previously served as principal in the Chokio-Alberta School District from 2012 to 2014 and as a high school math teacher at Benson High School from 1999 to 2012. He's also taught college math at the University of Minnesota, Morris since 2010. Kehoe graduated from Chokio-Alberta High School in 1994, then earned his associate's degree from Fergus Falls Community College.
MORRIS — Members of the Stevens County Board of Commissioners almost put to a halt to a merger of two local housing organizations after Commissioner Ron Staples expressed concern that Stevens County's rural residents would be unfairly asked to pay for programs in the city of Morris. Last week, the Morris City Council approved "full transfer" of programs and assets from the Morris Housing and Redevelopment Authority to the Stevens County HRA.