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 human interest, multimedia, business and public affairs reporting.
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MORRIS — Morris Area High School has banned t-shirts with two slogans — "Loud and Proud" and "Look Beyond" — after student demonstrations turned disruptive last Friday, April 15. On Wednesday, Morris Area High School Principal Bill Kehoe announced the decision to ban the specific slogans on shirts or other clothing at school and school-sponsored activities.
MORRIS — Due to low anticipated kindergarten enrollment, the Morris Area School District will eliminate one kindergarten section for the 2016 — 2017 school year. On Tuesday, the Morris Area School Board also voted to eliminate four paraeducator positions effective June 30 due to a decrease in IEP needs in the district.
MORRIS – University of Minnesota, Morris Chancellor Jacquie Johnson reacted with surprise to the first of three gifts from University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler during Jacquie Fest on Friday,...
MORRIS — The city of Cyrus and the Cyrus Fire Department celebrated the completion of a new fire hall, city office and community center on Saturday, April 9. Leaders with the Cyrus Fire Department have been working on fundraising for a new fire hall since 2013 when it became increasingly apparent their old facility — a former machinery dealership retrofitted to serve the needs of a small town fire department — was no longer adequate.
MORRIS — Morris Area High School ninth graders got a lesson in local government and civic responsibility when they attended a Morris City Council meeting on Tuesday, April 12 in the high school auditorium. The council regularly holds one meeting at year at the high school so students can see how the city council operates.
MORRIS — The city of Morris is looking ahead to a proposed summer 2017 road and infrastructure improvement project on the southeast side of Morris. City Manager Blaine Hill told the Morris City Council on Tuesday that the neighborhood — North, South and East Court Street, Brook Street and Eleanor Avenue — is the next project area identified on the city's capital improvement plan.
MORRIS — A group of employees at Aaron Carlson Woodwork in Morris are on strike in protest of unfair labor practices, low wages, and their right to join a national carpenters union. The strike began Monday in Minneapolis, but made its way to Morris on Tuesday with employees picketing outside the company's location at 801 Atlantic Avenue throughout the day. Paul Cloer, council representative with the Carpenters Industrial Council, said the strike will go on until management at Aaron Carlson meets the demands of the local workers on strike.
MORRIS — Stevens County will join the state of Minnesota recognizing Severe Weather Awareness Week from April 11 to 15. On Thursday, April 14, municipalities across the county will participate in two statewide tornado drills, one at 1:45 p.m. and another at 6:55 p.m. At that time, a dispatcher at the Stevens County Law Enforcement Center will sound tornado sirens.
MORRIS — The Morris Public Library will celebrate National Library Week, April 11 through 16, with a week-long open house celebrating the people — library staff and volunteers — who work in the library. In addition to Director Melissa Yauk, the Morris Public Library employs four librarians — Mary Ann Nelson, Roxane Malland, Sharon Ehlers, and Anne Hennen Barber. Three have been with the library for more than a decade.
MORRIS — After several hours of spirited and detail-oriented debate, Stevens County DFL members endorsed resolutions supporting reforms to the criminal justice system, elections, and energy systems across the state of Minnesota. Around 50 Stevens County DFL members gathered on Saturday, April 2 for their county convention at the American Legion in Morris. The purpose of the county convention is to elect delegates to the Seventh District and state conventions, and review resolutions for consideration in the party platform.