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.
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MORRIS - Business owners on Pacific Avenue expressed concerns to the Morris City Council about the scope and duration of a federally funded road project slated to start next spring. City Manager Blaine Hill said the city sent out about a dozen notices to property owners that will be impacted by this "small, federally funded" project. Because the project is being paid for with federal dollars, planning needs to happen now to begin work next spring. Frost has been "throwing out" the storm sewer underneath Pacific Avenue, causing a hump in the roadway.
MORRIS - After hearing comments from a number of area parents, the Morris Area School Board voted unanimously to hire a third 6th grade teacher for this year at their meeting on Monday, Aug. 22, after open enrollment increased the number of students in that grade.
After hearing comments from a number of area parents, the Morris Area School Board voted unanimously to hire a third 6th grade teacher for this year at their meeting on Monday, Aug. 22, after open enrollment increased the number of students in that grade. The board also authorized Superintendent Scott Monson and Morris Elementary School Principal Bran Korn to remodel a current pod in the elementary school to accommodate a new classroom before the school year begins. Board member James Solvie abstained from the vote.
When new University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler came to UMM on Tuesday, he repeatedly emphasized the campus' unique combination of a strong liberal arts core and emphasis on renewable energy and sustainability, calling UMM an "intellectual magnet" in the state. "This is a special place," Kaler told a gathering of about 50 community members. "This is a community that clearly values its students.
UPDATE, 8:25 p.m.: According to the University of Minnesota, Morris Facebook page , power has been restored to the campus, except for the Science building, which remains closed this evening. All classes will resume and office open on their normal schedule Thursday. The first day of class at the University of Minnesota, Morris was interrupted this afternoon when a downstairs room of the Science and Math building filled with smoke.
MORRIS - The freshman class arriving at UMM for orientation this weekend will be the largest incoming class of first year students since 2003, keeping UMM's number of degree-seeking students over 1,800 for the 2011 - 2012 school year. Bryan Herrmann, director of admissions at UMM, said the class is about 10 percent higher than last year's incoming class, which included 419 first-year students. However, official numbers won't be available until 10 days after classes start on Wednesday, Aug.
MORRIS - After criticisms from citizens about the condition of the county road system at a meeting early in August, the Stevens County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved $150,000 to open a new gravel pit in Horton Township at their meeting on Tuesday, Aug.
Regarding the chimes. Again we must bow to the minorities.Two people have shut down the chimes at the cemetery. A small group of people said no more prayers in the...
I have good news and bad news. The good news is that the city has finally taken a step to enforce its own noise ordinances and turn down the volume...
I am writing to thank Blaine Hill for paying attention to complaints about the cemetery chimes and to urge him to shut off the chimes completely. I am certain Mr...