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 both business and public affairs reporting.
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MORRIS — Dennis Sleiter of Morris has been at the Wulf Opportunity Sale every year since the first sale in 1989. A long-time friend of the family, Sleiter also operates one of Wulf Cattle's 18 satellite herds consisting of, in part, cattle he bought from the company. Wulf Cattle, a family-owned beef operation headquartered in Morris, has focused on genetically improving modern beef production through best management practices, technology and sound science since it was founded in 1955. Each year on the last Friday in March, farmers and ranchers from around the world come to Stevens Cou
MORRIS — On Tuesday, the Stevens County Board of Commissioners voted to skip applying for grant funding to support a buffer strip program and instead focus on developing a local plan to address concerns about buffer strips and water quality. Environmental Services Director Bill Kleindl told the Stevens County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday that it appeared the grant from the Board of Water and Soil Resources would require the county to develop an enforcement plan related to buffer strips. When the board first discussed the grant program in February, board members were clear that the
MORRIS – Child protection has been much-discussed topic during the current legislative session in Minnesota. This week, Governor Mark Dayton signed the first of what may be many laws to...
MORRIS — A new nonprofit organization dedicated to building community through mentorship opportunities is looking for a full time executive director. The organization was founded by Commissioner Jeanne Ennen, who was awarded an $80,000 grant through the Bush Foundation to help develop a nonprofit program that will connect individuals and mentors throughout Stevens County. Last spring, Ennen hosted a series of community meetings across Stevens County designed to generate ideas and needs for a mentorship program in Stevens County. The top priority that emerged from the community meeting
MORRIS — At a special meeting on Monday, the Morris Area School Board voted unanimously to enter into contract negotiations with Rick Lahn, interim superintendent of the Nashwauk-Keewatin School District, to be the next superintendent of the Morris Area School District. The board selected members Stan Wulf and Jamie Solvie to lead the contract negotiations with Lahn.
MORRIS — A planned summer project to redo Oregon Avenue in Morris may be put on hold until 2016 due to problems with paperwork for federal funding on the project. City Engineer Jeff Kuhn told the Morris City Council on Tuesday that problems with the federal paperwork on the project arose while engineers were in the process of getting final approval on the project design. "Part of the reason we're not going to be able to move this forward in the time frame that we want to, at this point, is that Oregon Avenue isn't on the federal aid system," explained Kuhn. The major focus of the prop
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.