Kim Ukura began working at the Farmington/Rosemount Independent Town Pages in August of 2016. Previously, she served as the editor of the Morris Sun Tribune for five years. 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 — 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.
MORRIS — The Stevens County Board of Commissioners elected Commissioner Bob Kopitzke to serve as board chair in 2015. The board also elected Donny Wohlers as vice chair and appointed County Coordinator Becky Young as clerk to the board at their first meeting of the year on Tuesday. Kopitzke opened the meeting by thanking Commissioner Jeanne Ennen for her work as chair in 2014, as well as the rest of the members of the board. "We had quite an exciting six months or so there and I think we all got to be better commissioners because of it," said Kopitzke.
MORRIS — The nine members of the Morris Area School Board met for the first time on Monday, where they elected Dick Metzger to serve as chair for the upcoming year. The board also re-elected Robyn VanEps as vice chair, and elected Lisa Kurtz as clerk/treasurer during their annual organization meeting on Tuesday. Since the district consolidated with the Cyrus School District in 2013, the school board has operated with 13 members.