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 — The Morris Police Department is looking for the public's help investigating a robbery at Common Cup Coffee House in Morris late last week. The MPD was called to the coffee shop on Friday, May 13 on a reported theft of cash that occurred in the late night hours of May 12 or the early morning hours of May 13. No signs for forced entry were located. Anyone with information about the incident is encouraged to contact the Morris Police Department at 320-208- 6500.
MORRIS - The filing period for federal, state and county offices up for election in the Nov. 8, 2016 general election runs from Tuesday, May 17 through Tuesday, May 31...
MORRIS — More than 70 students from across the state of Minnesota, including students from Morris and Hancock, visited the welding school at Superior Industries/Westmor to test their welding prowess in a Welding Showdown on Thursday, May 5. During the competition, the students were given 25 minutes to complete a dual application welding assignment in the school's lab using both shielded metal arc welding and gas metal arc welding.
MORRIS — Aaron Carlson Corporation closed their Morris location last Friday, following nearly a month of picketing by carpenters at the company. In response, employees looking to have the company voluntarily recognize a union filed for injunctive relief with the National Labor Relations Board. They've also filed additional charges of unfair labor practices due to their terminations.
MORRIS — In response to student conflict at Morris Area High School, administrators invited staff with Youth Frontiers, an organization based in the Twin Cities that works to foster kindness, courage and respect among middle and high school students, to host a series of respect retreats for current students.
MORRIS — On Tuesday, the Stevens County Board of Commissioners reviewed a new policy for managing the county's vehicle fleet. In February, the board voted to centralize management of the vehicle fleet and assigned responsibility to Facilities Manager Nick Young. Centralized fleet management is part of a multi-step process to make car use more efficient and reduce the amount the county pays out in mileage reimbursements for employees.
MORRIS — Officials are investigating the cause of a house fire on the west side of Morris on Tuesday, May 3. At approximately 3:45 p.m., the Morris Fire Department was called out to a house fire at 106 West Sixth Street in Morris. When they arrived, firefighters noticed heavy brown smoke coming from the vents of the house. "Morris Firefighters made an aggressive interior fire attack to knock down most of the fire located in the kitchen area," said Morris Fire Chief Dave Dybdal.
MORRIS — A quarter of Stevens County voters will have the option to vote by mail in the upcoming election. Thirteen precincts have decided to switch to mail balloting for the 2016 election, Deputy Auditor/Treasurer Deb Brunko told the Stevens County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday. The mail balloting precincts include the cities of Chokio and Alberta, as well as Donnelly, ElDorado, Everglade, Framnas, Hodges, Horton, Morris, Pepperton, Scott, Stevens and Synnes Townships.
MORRIS — April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, a time designed to raise public awareness about sexual violence and help educate communities about how to prevent it. This month, the Morris Police Department also released their 2015 annual report. While the city saw a decrease in the number of most serious crimes, there was a slight uptick in the number of reported sexual assaults — eight in 2015, compared to five in 2014, four in 2013 and three in 2012.
MORRIS — Riley Bros Construction was the lowest and only bidder for a project to upgrade the parking lots and sidewalks at Morris Area High School this summer. At a special meeting on Thursday, the Morris Area School Board accepted a bid of $304,000 from the local company for the project. Riley Bros was the only company to put in a bid on the parking lot project, but Superintendent Rick Lahn said it was still a fair amount. It was also "well below" the $450,000 the school board voted to levy district taxpayers when they approved the project in March.