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Kevin Alejandro Paz was born on October 27,2016 at Stevens Community Medical Center in Morris to Rita Paz of Morris. Kevin Alejandro Paz weighed 6 lbs and was 19 1/4...
The University of Minnesota Morris's own Bart Finzel is a candidate for chancellor of the university, officials said today, Nov. 1. Finzel has been the vice chancellor for academic affairs at UMM since 2013. Finzel will give a public presentation from 3:45 to 5:15 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2, in the Cougar Room at UMM. A public meet and greet is from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2, at the Stevens County Historical Society. Finzel has been at UMM in various roles for 27 years since he started as an assistant professor of economics in 1989.
Kids of all ages were out trick or treating tonight in Morris. The sidewalks were filled with spooks, Storm Troopers, witches, Super Heros and more. Check out the photos and the attached video to see more about Halloween. www.morrissuntribune.com/video/ioyydsYV
While temperatures are predicted to be in the low 60s to upper 50s when kids trick or treat today, 25 years ago today on Oct. 31, 1991, it was a little tough to go trick or treating in Stevens County. As local residents recall, at least 20 inches of snow fell in the area that day. "I remember taking the kids trick or treating, we had to go out through the snow," Vicky Brandt said. But, "I can't imagine we would have been out during a blizzard. It couldn't have been that bad." But, 25 years later, Brandt imagines that trick or treating that night wasn't very easy.
A Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities official said in a political forum in Morris it was mainly a disappointing year in the Legislature in 2015-2016 in large part because no bonding bill or transportation bill or tax bill were passed. During a Coalition-sponsored forum in Morris Oct. 20 between Minnesota House District 12A Rep. Jeff Backer and challenger Jay McNamar placed the blame for the disappointment at different feet.
Halloween is approaching and some ghosts and goblins have gotten an early start in Morris. Check out a few scenes from the season here. Watch for more next week in the Sun Tribune.
Whenever I buy something I try to stick with what I know to be true or with a known brand. Often it does not cost much more to stick with a known commodity. And in the end it is usually a better buy. Off brands typically misrepresent what service or product they deliver so that you will buy the cheaper product. But it is hard to get service or satisfaction after the money has been spent. I am a World War II veteran and I served in Africa and Italy for over three years and I support Jeff Backer for representative.
Like most everyone, I am excited that this insane election season is almost over. If I get one more flyer about what horrible thing a local candidate has done my head is going to pop. We have lost our way. For the most part, much of our politics is dominated by negative campaigning, incivility and power-of-personality—instead of policy and real information. One strand of of local politics I really don't like is the supposed "RURAL-METRO" divide and the politicians and funders who are working to increase this divide.
Mr. Donny Wohlers was appointed to the West Central MN Communities Action, Inc. Board of Directors in January 2013. Wohlers has been a conscientious and active board member. He is a member of the Finance Committee and most recently has also volunteered to be on the building committee, for possible building expansion and growth.
The Morris Area School District finished the fiscal year June 30, 2016 with more revenue than expected and lower expenses, auditor Matthew Defoe told the Morris Area School Board at the Oct. 24 board meeting. Revenues were up 2.4 percent and expenses were down 3.6 percent, Defoe said. Defoe of Eide and Bailey's office in Fargo, North Dakota, presented an audit report at the meeting. In an interview this week, Morris Area School District Superintendent Rick Lahn said "To add (about) $650,000 to the fund balance at the end of the year is a good thing."