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At least two members of the audience at the Jan. 27 Water Summit sponsored by Governor Mark Dayton at the University of Minnesota Morris were concerned that farmers receive too much of the blame for poor water quality in Minnesota. The MPCA estimates that 40 percent of Minnesota's lakes and streams are impaired waters. The estimates are based on regular monitoring of the state's water.
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.
Two major marches in Washington, D.C. will already have been completed by the time this edition of the Sun Tribune goes to press. The first was the Women's March in D.C. on Jan. 21. The second was the Right to Life March Jan. 27. Two important marches that demonstrate one of the cornerstones of democracy: the right to assemble and protest peacefully.
The Morris Sun Tribune received several awards in the Minnesota Newspaper Association Contest. The newspaper earned first place in the General Excellence category for weeklies of 1,501 to 2,500. Judges comments were: "Attractive throughout, packed with news, good editorial page and great sports."
JoLette Faye Searle was born on January 22, 2017 at Stevens Community Medical Center to Marilyn and Josh Searle of Morris.
These aren't your grandmother's quilts. While grandma's quilt is beautiful and keeps your warm the Lion King quilts to be on display at the Stevens County Historical Society Museum aren't designed for your bed. "Some people will see these as paintings until they get close and realize it's fabric," said Karla (Voorhees) Overland of Baxter. Overland owns Cherrywood Fabrics of Baxter. Cherrywood hand dyes cotton fabric used in fabric art. Some of her fabric is used in quilts, garments and other items.
The Morris Area High School Production of "Metal Sands" placed second at the section 12A subsection competition, held Saturday in Morris. Additionally, Midori Soderberg received a Starred performance and Caitlin Wilts won Outstanding Performance, the highest award in the competition. Metal Sands is an original play by Morris Area High School graduate Thomas McPhee.
They made the news. Holly Carrington's third grade class at Morris Area Elementary School, students in the Morris Area High School Class and members of the women's basketball team at the University of Minnesota Morris cooperated to produce a roughly 20-minute newscast that was recently shown in Carrington's classroom. "It was a good project to do," high school student Mace Yellow said. "I learned a lot of stuff and got to do stuff I hadn't done before."
The marching steps may have ended Saturday, Jan. 21, but two participants in the Women's March that day said they intend to keep stepping forward. Anne Barber organized the Women's March in Morris. About 271 people participated. Sarah Buchanan was one of seven women from Morris, along with seven more of their daughters, sisters or friends, who marched in the Women's March in Washington, D.C. About 500,000 people participated.
How will a resident get home when the street and utility lines are torn up in front of the house? You plan for a way home, Morris City Manager Blaine Hill told the Morris City Council Jan. 25. The council reviewed and approved plans for a proposed $2.3 million improvement project on North, South and East Court, Brook Street and Eleanor Avenue.