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 — On Tuesday, the Morris Area School Board approved a three year leave of absence to ag instructor and FFA Advisor Natasha Mortenson. Mortenson has been offered a position as a social licensing specialist at Riverview LLP and Wulf Cattle. In a letter to the administration and the school board, Mortenson said she made the request with "great excitement and sadness" and that she has enjoyed "everything about being an agriculture teacher at MAHS." "The students here are absolutely the most fantastic bunch of young adults I could have ever imagined teaching," Mortenson wrote.
MORRIS — On Tuesday, the Stevens County Board of Commissioners updated their standing rules to offer more opportunities for public comment during board meetings. Under the old rules, public comment was heard during the public comment period on the agenda, usually at the beginning of the meeting, and prior to a scheduled item on the agenda. Commissioner Jeanne Ennen proposed changing the rules to allow attendees to comment during discussions, not just before a scheduled item. "People need to be able to voice their opinions, and not just at the beginning of the meeting," agreed Commissi
MORRIS — A Morris physician has been reprimanded by the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice for violating a state or federal law, engaging in unethical and unprofessional conduct, and being unable to practice medicine with reasonable skill due to illness. Dr.
MORRIS – Ron Staples was named the District 7 Fairperson of the Year at the Minnesota Federation of County Fairs Convention. Staples has been an active member of the Stevens...
MORRIS — The Stevens County Sheriff's Office responded to three motor vehicle accidents, one involving escaped cattle and another that resulted it helicopter trip to St. Cloud Hospital, over the weekend due to icy road conditions. The first accident of the weekend was reported at approximately 9:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 16. A vehicle driven by Joseph Karsten, 55 of Chokio, left the roadway and rolled, landing on the roof. At the time, Karsten was driving on 180th Street near 550th Avenue, northwest of Chokio.
MORRIS - The Stevens County Sheriff's Office has issued a no travel advisory for Stevens County on Saturday, Jan. 17 due to ice on local roadways. In an emergency alert...
Who is living and working in rural Minnesota? And why are they choosing to come or go from rural areas? These are some of the questions a recent study completed by the Center for Small Towns tried to start answering.
MORRIS — On Monday, University of Minnesota, Morris students as well as Morris community members will gather to celebrate and honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
MORRIS — Should the city continue to have boards and commissions that no longer meet regularly? At a quiet meeting of the Morris City Council on Tuesday, Jan.
It's 2015. People everywhere are making resolutions — lose weight, read more, quit smoking, etc. To resolve is the act of finding an answer or solution to a problem. Yet most of our resolutions are never achieved. According to Marti Hope Gonzales, Associate professor of psychology at the University of Minnesota, just six weeks after making a resolution, 80 percent of people either have broken them or cannot even recall what they resolved.