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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SARTELL — As new parents, Dayna and Aaron Harren of Sartell have been facing many of the challenges that come with having your first baby. But as a new mom in a wheelchair, Dayna has had to find ways to adapt and care for Zoey even with some of her physical limitations. Dayna, a 2005 graduate of Morris Area High School, was paralyzed in an early-morning accident on July 24, 2005 on Highway 28 just outside of Morris.
A controversial bill passed during the last legislative session that requires buffer strips along public waters and public ditches "stopped something that would have been a lot worse," Rep. Denny McNamara told a standing room only crowd in Chokio on Tuesday.
MORRIS — Any community resident who would like to test their home for radon can get a free testing kit from the Stevens County Housing and Redevelopment Authority. Alice Strand, housing specialist with the Stevens County HRA, told the Stevens County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday that she has been conducting a radon awareness program in Stevens County for the last two years. The program includes free random testing kits supplied by the Minnesota Department of Health. Strand said she distributed 125 last year and has already distributed 185 this year.
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.