Local NewsMinute: Fire In Morris, Possible Construction, Area Non-Profits Shine, And Thoughts From Nashville 11 Jan 18

Local Basketball Games Will Pause For A Thank You

During tonight’s Morris Area-Chokio-Alberta basketball games, the crowds will have a chance to salute local volunteers. In between the girl’s and boy’s matchups, any members of non-profits near Morris or Barrett are invited to step onto the court for a brief ceremony.

Jacob Foslien is the Activities Director and Dean of Students at West Central Area Schools. When the idea was first proposed to him, he saw tonight as the perfect opportunity to maximize the number of groups that could attend.

Anyone in uniform or with proper identification gets into the game free-of-charge. The girls tip off at 6:00 p.m., and the boys at 7:30 p.m.; both on 95.7 KKOK.


Morris City Council Will Consider New Public Works Building

Last night, the Joint City-County Commission On Sharing Opportunities held another fact-finding meeting, as the members consider a proposed shared public works building. Stevens County Coordinator Rebecca Young says both the City of Morris and the County have a solid working relationship, and may look to expand the group’s mission beyond a single construction project.

The meeting ended with a promise from members of the Morris City Council to debate the merits of the project at a future Council meeting. The full Council would have to approve the project, in order for any work to begin.


Local Representative To Minnesota Farm Bureau Has A Story To Tell

A Murdock man is reflecting on his brush with history – this week, he got to listen to a speech from the President of the United States.

Nathan Collins is the District Four Director for the Minnesota Farm Bureau, he’s fresh from the American Farm Bureau Federation’s annual convention. For Collins, speaking mere hours before President Donald Trump’s arrival, he knew this would be the highlight of his experience.

The convention was held in Nashville, Tennessee, and ended yesterday.


A Warning From District Four, Minnesota Department Of Transportation

With another round of snow comes a busy rest-of-the-week for local snowplow crews. T.J. Melcher is the interim Public Affairs Coordinator for our MnDoT District, he says there’s been over twenty crashes involving vehicles and snowplows this season. You’re asked to stay at least ten car-lengths behind at all times, avoid driving into any snow clouds kicked up by the plows, and consider delaying your travel.


Trailer Fire In Morris

Two residents of the Waddell Trailer Court in Morris are now without a home after a fire broke out near their natural gas furnace yesterday afternoon.

The two were remodeling the inside of the trailer, when one noticed smoke accumulating near the furnace. Both escaped without injury, and called for help at 1:24 p.m.

When Morris Firefighters arrived, thick smoke was billowing from the back of their mobile home. Despite a short battle with the fire, the home has been declared a total loss.


This is a sample of what’s happened for Thursday, January 11, 2018. If these got your attention, listen to the KMRS News At Seven, Eight, Noon, and Five to hear the voices behind the stories.