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  • burn1

    On Friday April 22nd, there was a controlled burn near Odessa, MN at the Big Stone National Wildlife Refuge.  it was a calm day until the smoke reached a stream of wind causing a wide …

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    25 Apr 16
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    Michael Lackey, professor of English at the University of Minnesota, Morris, was named a 2016 Distinguished McKnight University Professor. The mid-career honor comes with a $100,000.00 award. Recipients hold the title for as long as they …

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    23 Apr 16
  • scam alert

       Chief of Police Ross Tiegs from the Morris Police Department reports that a few residents of Morris have received calls, reportedly from Stevens County Human Services, advising that person that they will be visited …

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    23 Apr 16
  • UMM Chancellor (Small)

    Rodney S. Hanley, Ph.D., has been named the next chancellor of the University of Minnesota, Morris. Hanley’s appointment is effective July 1, 2016, pending approval by the Board of Regents at their May 13 meeting.  Hanley comes to …

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    22 Apr 16
  • MAES

          The school board for the Morris Area School District approved the reduction of four paraprofessionals for the 2016-2017 school year at this weeks regular meeting.  It was noted through an audit the school …

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    21 Apr 16
  • Backer endorsement (Small)

    The Transportation Bill has been a main focus this legislative session to replace or repair more than 15,000 lane miles and 330 bridges over the next decade. The Minnesota House plan does not include an …

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    20 Apr 16
  • Bloodmobile

         The American Red Cross Bloodmobile is having a blood drive today Tuesday, April 19 and Wednesday, April 20, at the University of Minnesota Morris at the Student Center.  On Tuesday it’s from 12:30 …

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    19 Apr 16
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         Unemployment rates in Western Minnesota were mixed during March. The unemployment rate in Stevens County was 3.4%, which is down .1% from February, according to the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development. …

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    18 Apr 16