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 – Disagreement about the chimes installed at Summit and Calvary Cemeteries in Morris arose at the Morris City Council’s meeting on Tuesday when about 30 residents asked the council...
How many times have you had this conversation standing in front of the bagged carrots at Willie's? Person 1: Hey! How are you? Person 2: Good. Busy! How are you? Person 1: Pretty good, also busy. Some weather out there? Person 2: Oh my gosh, it's cold. I can't wait for spring. Person 1: Same here. Stay warm! Until pretty recently, I had that conversation constantly — at the grocery store, at the Regional Fitness Center, at the library, all I could ever tell anyone about my life was that I was busy. Last December I started to think more about this idea.
MORRIS — A new addition to West Wind Village in Morris is set to open for residents on Monday, March 16. The new addition, named Wells Park, is the first major addition to the facility since the Rossberg Alzheimer's Unit was added in 1998. The 22,750 square foot addition includes 27 new resident rooms — 18 private rooms, eight "split double" rooms and one bariatric suite.
MORRIS — When Morris Area students graduate, they have a range of opportunities ahead of them.
MORRIS — A 21-year-old man is facing two counts of criminal sexual conduct after allegedly assaulting a woman at a house party in Morris in early February. Cody Reinke of Waterville, Minn., has been charged with one count of criminal sexual conduct in the first degree and one count of criminal sexual conduct in the third degree. According to court documents, Reinke met the victim, a woman approximately 20 years old, at a house party in Morris. After inviting the woman into the basement, Reinke started to kiss and grope her while sitting on a couch.
MORRIS — Morris' newest restaurant, China Panda, opened without much official publicity last Friday, Feb. 27. The restaurant was so full over the weekend that owner Angel Li had to close up shop for the first three days in March to order more food and bring in more staff. China Panda, located at 305 Atlantic Avenue in the old Hometown Bakery building, opened again on Wednesday and has been doing brisk business all week. Li said her family decided to open a restaurant in Morris because many University of Minnesota, Morris students came to their first restaurant in Glenwood.
MORRIS — Bidding is now open for the first phase in a two-year improvement project to County State Aid Highway 1 that will begin this summer. The project will include regrading and paving CSAH 1 between Highway 9 and CSAH 10 north of Hancock. Bids for the first phase, regrading, will be opened on March 25 at 10 a.m. at the Stevens County Highway Department. The anticipated start date for the grading project is May 26, 2015, but County Engineer Todd Larson told the Stevens County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday the start date will depend on the weather.
MORRIS - Due to the blizzard warning and under the recommendation of Stevens County and National Weather Service, the Morris Area School District will be closed today, Tuesday, March 3...
MORRIS — Jim and Nina Overland are the most recent recipients of the Pay it Forward Stevens County Award. The Overlands were nominated by Diane Nelson of Morris, who outlined their many volunteer commitments in the community. They were presented with the award on Friday, Feb. 27 at the Morris Sun Tribune office. "Jim and Nina are very involved in their church — First Lutheran of Morris," wrote Nelson.
MORRIS — In his first week as an intern at Superior Industries, Morris Area senior Billy Bearson learned how to program and weld using a robot. In his second week, Bearson spent time in the company's components division with welder Brian Watson. "I like having somebody more knowledgeable than me watching everything I do so they can give me pointers and make me better," said Bearson. Watson was similarly impressed with the skills Bearson had demonstrated so far — "I spent less time (teaching) him than some of the people we hire who've been to weld school," said Watson.