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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Headshot for this one — 15 June — Andrea Bobrick RUSC Kinship Mentoring hires executive director Raising Up Stevens County Kinship Mentoring is making progress towards actively carrying out its mission to provide mentoring opportunities in Stevens County by hiring Andrea Bobrick as a full time executive director. RUSC Kinship Mentoring began as a grassroots movement led by County Commissioner Jeanne Ennen who was awarded a Bush Fellowship in 2013.
MORRIS — Tori Fuhrman of Morris was named Miss Morris Area 2015 on Saturday, July 11 at a competition at Morris Area High School. Corrina Swiggum of Prior Lake, Minn., was named Miss Midwest 2015. Tara Matthiesen of St. Augusta was named Miss Morris Area First Runner Up. Matthiesen is a student at the University of Minnesota, Morris. The Miss Midwest First Runner Up was Courtney Igbo-Ogbonna of St. Paul. This year marked the 40th anniversary of the scholarship competition in Morris.
MORRIS — Recovery from cancer doesn't end when medical treatment is over. For 39-year-old Nicole Logan, coming back from breast cancer has meant taking her life back, spending time with her family and two young sons while finding a renewed sense of normalcy in her life. "Last year, I really had to sit by the sidelines and watch the world go by," said Logan. "I was not able to play with the kids at all. I was always sleeping or resting and other people were basically raising the boys.
MORRIS — On Tuesday, the Stevens County Board of Commissioners allocated $6,000 to help pay for an estimated $12,000 in repairs to the brickwork on the Stevens County Developmental Achievement Center building. Director Charlie Oakes approached the board in June about the project, asking permission to do the repairs and for help offsetting the cost. The building is owned by Stevens County and, under the lease agreement, repairs over $5,000 need to be approved by the commissioners. However, the lease states that the tenant is expected to pay for repairs.
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