Morris Sun Tribune Staff
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MONDAY, TUESDAY, THURSDAY Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m., at Easy Does It House, 7 East 1st St., Morris; Saturday, at 9 a.m. Big Book Study. FIRST THURSDAY Morris Area Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) meets at the Morris Public Library at 7 p.m. TUESDAY NIGHTS Alcoholics Anonymous at 7 p.m. at 205 16th St. N.in Benson. 320-843-3262. Al-Anon meets 7 p.m WEDNESDAY
Indivisible Morris received some national attention Thursday, Feb. 9, when the group was featured as the lead-in to a story update on the movement on MSNBC's Rachel Maddow show. Indivisible is a national movement and the Morris group started last week. Indivisible is an organization that provides members with strategies for grassroots response to President Donald Trump's agenda or as its website says "A Practical Guide for Resisting the Trump Agenda."
Although much of the Stevens County Courthouse is roughly 10 years old, its safety could still be improved, county coordinator Becky Young said at the Feb. 7 county commissioners meeting. "We have a few weak points in our system although it's a relatively new building," Young said."We've already had a security system evaluation so we know our weak points." The courthouse's 1952 model was significantly revamped several years ago and a 23,000 square foot addition that includes the law enforcement center and related departments was also added.
Minnesota State Auditor and Gubernatorial Candidate Rebecca Otto will speak at University of Minnesota Morris from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, as part of her statewide listening tour. Otto will be speaking at the Black Box Theatre, which is located on the main floor of the Humanities Fine Arts Building on the University of Minnesota, Morris campus. Free parking is available in the North Parking lot adjacent to the Fine Arts building.
You might remember finding a Morris Public Library survey in your mailbox during the month of September.. The University of Minnesota, Morris, Center for Small Towns worked with the Morris Public Library to develop and distribute a survey to learn what library resources the public believes are important and to gauge the public's support for the expansion and renovation of the library. The survey that was distributed by mail to households in the Morris Public Library's service area (i.e., the City of Morris and its nine surrounding townships) was an early step in gathering information.
Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton said during a brief news conference at the Water Summit Jan. 27 in Morris that he was "more than optimistic" about the chances of a bonding bill passing in the Legislature.
To the editor I want to thank Rae Yost for the lovely article she published today (1/28) about the women who marched in Morris and in D.C. on Jan. 21. I am proud to live in a town where activism is important and where the local newspaper gives press to the movements aiming to create a just, fair, equitable society for all.
Two members of the Morris Area FFA recently made a presentation to the Minnesota Senate Environment and Natural Resources Finance Committee on Jan. 25. Committee chair Sen. Bill Ingebrigtsen of Alexandria invited Jake Anderson and Briar Peterson to speak to the committee about genetically modified organisms, or GMOs. Anderson and Peterson provided basic information about GMOs and the impact on wildlife and nature.
To the editor Given the events of the past several days, I have to express my horror at the path Donald Trump has chosen. He and his inner circle have upended the founding principles of our nation, and there seem to be no signs that they will slow their efforts to destroy what once made our country great. I would not be here had my grandfather been turned away when he left Tzarist Russia to come to America in 1917. I know similar stories hold true for many of us—all of us, save Native Americans.