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 — After 49 years in downtown Morris, Bon Jos will be closing its doors by the end of the year, but a new business will fill that storefront in early 2016. Owner Patti Stewart, who has been with Bon Jos for 40 years, said the decision to close the Bon Jos stores in both Morris and Wahpeton, North Dakota, is largely personal. "It's isn't because of the business, it isn't because of the city, it really has a lot more to do with health issues," said Stewart. Bon Jos was founded in 1964 by C.H. Bonrud and Ronald Jossart. In 1996, Stewart purchased company shares from Bonrud.
MORRIS — Two area hunters were found dead over the weekend in two separate incidents. Danny Tucker, 63, of Kensington and Jon Kloos, 40, of rural Glenwood, were both reported missing last week. On Friday, Nov. 13 at about 12 p.m., officers with the Douglas County Sheriff's Office were asked to complete a wellness check on Tucker. Tucker had a history of health issues and had not been seen for about three weeks. Officers did not find Tucker at his residence, but did learn he was a known hunter.
MORRIS — The Morris Area School District the district received a "clean" or "unmodified" audit opinion for the fiscal year 2014 audit. An unmodified audit opinion means the financial statements have been prepared using generally accepted accounting principles and are free from material misstatements, explained Derek Flanagan with Eide Bailly, in a presentation to the Morris Area School Board on Monday. "That's what you want and that's what you've traditionally received — another clean year," said Flanagan. The 2014 fiscal year audit showed that the district brought had about $
MORRIS — Each semester, students in Jenny Maras' personal computing class at Morris Area High School write a letter to a company they're passionate about, asking questions about how the business started and how the company works. Occasionally, representatives from the company will connect back with students, sending letters, product samples or marketing trinkets.
MORRIS - Stevens Community Medical Center's "Operation" float tickled the funny bone of the judges in this year's Parade of Lights on Thursday, Dec. 12 in Morris. The float was...
MORRIS — On Tuesday, the Morris City Council voted to amend the purchase agreement with Riley Bros. Properties for the old elementary school property to help facilitate a sale to the Stevens County Housing and Redevelopment Authority. Under the original purchase agreement, the city maintained the right to repurchase any property that remained undeveloped after five years.
MORRIS — Morris resident Sue Granger is the most recent recipient of the Pay it Forward Stevens County Award. She was nominated by members of the Pomme de Terre Garden Club for "her many efforts to make Morris a beautiful place." As a member of the Morris Tree Board, Granger has written grants to help pay for the purchase and planting for many trees in the Morris community. The newly-planted trees along Highway 28 came about as the result of her efforts to acquire funding and coordinate planting for the project.
MORRIS – A 21-year-old man was found not guilty of two counts of criminal sexual conduct after being accused of assaulting a woman at a party in Morris in February...
MORRIS — When asked to come up with a punchy, concise description of the plot, characters and themes of her debut novel, "Charmed Particles," novelist Chrissy Kolaya struggled. "This book is weird and difficult to explain concisely," she said. "Charmed Particles," out Nov. 10 from Dzanc Books, is set in a small, rural Illinois town that is home to both a living history museum and a laboratory studying high-energy particle physics.
MORRIS — If you're the kind of person awake at about 6:30 a.m. on Saturdays, you may have heard Rebekah Aanerud over the airwaves Since 2012, Aanerud has produced and hosted Stevens County Ag Blast, a five minute radio show that airs on the first and third Saturdays of the month at 6:35 a.m.