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MORRIS, Minn. - An early morning fire has damaged the Bello Cucina restaurant in Morris. Morris Fire Chief Dave Dybdal reports that firefighters were called to a fire in the kitchen area of the main street building around 3 a.m. today. Dybdal says firefighters were able to knock the blaze down quickly. However, he reports extensive fire damage to the back of the building. Dybdal plans to meet with the state fire marshal later today to investigate the cause of the fire.
The 2016 Donnelly Threshing Bee Royalty were crowned Saturday night on the Threshing Bee grounds. Logan Mau was named Threshing Bee Queen with Ryanne Bisgard named Threshing Bee Princess. Little Miss Donnelly is Cassie Fults with Addison Cihak names LIttle Miss Princess.
Ten candidates filed to run for five open seats on the Morris Area School Board. There are seven incumbent members of the Morris Area School Board with terms expiring at the end of the year: Brent Fuhrman, Lisa Kurtz, Dick Metzger, Norm Nissen, Jamie Solvie, Robyn VanEps, and Stan Wulf. Due to the consolidation agreement with the Cyrus School District, voters will only be filling five seats — one 2-year term and four 4-year terms.
Three candidates have filed for two seats on the Morris City Council. Incumbent Kevin Wohlers will be joined on the ballot by Kim Gullickson and Sheila Hemming. The other incumbent whose term is expiring, Bill Storck, did not file for re-election. The two candidates who receive the most votes in the Nov. 8 general election will be elected to four-year terms on the Morris City Council.
Tony Schultz of Morris had the winning button for the trip giveaway, held during the Stevens County Fair appreciation supper, held Tuesday, Aug. 9 at the Lee Community Center in Morris. Schultz won a trip for two to San Diego, California. He is pictured with Miss Midwest Area Kia Kolbinger, Miss Morris Emma Zosel, Miss Morris Outstanding Teen Devin Fuhrman, Schultz, Pam Severance of For GetAways Travel and Fairboard president Steve Storck.
MORRIS — The Morris Kiwanis have announced an abbreviated round of preliminary competitions, leading up to their Talent Show Finals in July at Prairie Pioneer Days. The Kiwanis will hold preliminary competitions on Thursday, June 23 and Thursday, June 30 at East Side Park in Morris. The top five acts from each evening will be eligible to perform during the Talent Show Finals, held as the kick-off to Prairie Pioneer Days on Friday, July 8.
MORRIS – Former State Representative Jay McNamar received a unanimous endorsement of the delegates at the Democratic Farmer Labor convention district convention to run for the District 12A seat in...
MORRIS — Alexandria High School teacher Russ Hinrichs won the endorsement of the delegates to the Democratic Farmer Labor convention for Minnesota State Senate District 12, held May 12 in Morris. Hinrichs will challenge incumbent Republican Senator Torrey Westrom of Elbow Lake. Hinrichs' wife, Patti, nominated him for the endorsement. "He is a born leader. He is trustworthy, respectful, accountable, he will listen," she said. "I am proud of him and it is a great honor to nominate him for Senate District 12."
MORRIS, Minn - As work on an assisted living facility nears completion on the old elementary site in Morris, construction of a new apartment building could begin within a month...