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 – Stevens County voters endorsed Sen. Bernie Sanders and Sen. Marco Rubio in their precinct caucuses on Tuesday, turning out in huge numbers for both parties. Sen. Bernie Sanders...
MORRIS – In 2004, Kay and Damon Curfman were excited to learn they were pregnant with their first child, a girl they planned to name Alexandra. But during a routine...
MORRIS — The Morris City Council voted Tuesday to have new bids drawn up for a project to renovate the shelter at Pomme de Terre Park. City Manager Blaine Hill recommended rebidding the project after a mistake by the architects meant the low bidder wouldn't be able to complete the project at the amount previously agreed upon.
MORRIS – Members of the Kiwanis Quartet will reunite in Morris this Saturday, Feb. 27 for a radio-style performance of an original piece written by former Morris resident Chuck Grussing...
On Tuesday, the Stevens County Board of Commissioners instructed County Coordinator Becky Young to apply for a grant that could help pay for demolition of the old Owl’s Nest building...
MORRIS, Minn. - When Thrifty White Pharmacy closed both downtown Morris locations to move to a new building, cutting back on gifts and housewares items, manager Bonnie Koehntop decided it...
Stevens County residents and business will be paying more for garbage disposal services in order to free up funding to subsidize the county's single-sort recycling program. On Tuesday, the Stevens County Board of Commissioners authorized Engebretson Sanitary Disposal to increase garbage disposal rates for city, rural and commercial customers. Individual households will increase from $8.25 to $9.25 per month, rural resident rates will increase from $8.50 to $11 per month, and commercial customers will increase from $22 to $30 per month.
MORRIS — Later this spring, two new wind turbines and a new solar array will be installed at the West Central Research and Outreach Center in Morris, part of a project to develop a dairy system that collects more energy from renewable sources than it uses. Brad Heins, assistant professor of dairy, estimated dairy operations are one of the highest energy consuming livestock systems. In addition to electricity to run milking equipment multiple times each day, energy is needed to heat water to clean the equipment, and to cool milk to safe temperatures for consumption.
MORRIS — When the Morris Area School District launched a technology initiative last fall, they emphasized getting devices to students and making sure that teachers for the training and support they needed to use technology effectively. High school math teacher Tallack Dosdall, along with four of his colleagues, were selected as the district's "technology integrationists." Dosdall now spends half of his day teaching eighth and ninth graders and half teaching other teachers how to better use technology in the classroom.
MORRIS — Morris' main street is undergoing a transformation as existing businesses move out or move on, leaving space for new shops to open. One of the first additions is a new clothing store, Just uS Boutique, opening at 613 Atlantic Avenue on Wednesday, Feb. 17. Owners Sashya Larson and Joan Fults met when they were both employees at Bon Jos in Morris. When owner Patti Stewart announced she planned to close the Morris location in December, Larson and Fults started discussing the possibility of opening a new store together.