Olivia Bungum

17 Rooms coming to the University of Minnesota Morris

West Central Initiative will be hosting “17 Rooms” on June 12 at the University of Minnesota Morris from 10 am until 5 pm. The goal of the event is to provide a process to help communities advance practical next steps toward local priorities for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The event model was developed by the […]

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The Julie’s Eats and Treats Cookbook from mom next door, Julie Evink, hits shelves today

When the time comes to decide what to make for dinner, how do you find the right recipe? Do you search Google, or scroll through Instagram, or even TikTok? Or, do you search your shelves at home and crack open your most trusted cookbook? Whether the former or the latter, local food blogger Julie Evink

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Daycare Pods have been open for nearly one year, Stevens County hopes to add more

Amid mounting concerns about childcare availability, a new model for daycare opened last summer in Stevens County. The Daycare Pods, as they’ve come to be known, are six independent daycares housed under one roof owned by the county. Stevens County owns the building and serves as the landlord to six separate providers, but that’s where

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Local students and business owners team up for a tasty twist on burger-of-the-month specials

If you live in or around Morris, you may be familiar with The Fire Side restaurant and their monthly “Burger of the Month” deal. The burger of the month is different every month, and $2.00 from each burger of the month sale goes towards a different charity. However, the month of May this year will

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Importance of staying informed and prepared during severe weather highlighted during Severe Weather Awareness Week in Minnesota and Wisconsin

Last week was Severe Weather Awareness Week in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Stevens County Emergency Management provided information on different topics relating to severe weather awareness for each day. The information in this article was provided by Stevens County Emergency Management Director Dona Greiner.  Day one: Different Types of Warnings Day one focused on different types

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Morris Area High School raises awareness and funds for artists in Central America

During the month of April, the Morris Area High School Spanish Club is selling hand-woven bracelets, or ‘pulseras’, in Spanish, to empower the artists who make them in Nicaragua & Guatemala.  This sale was organized through the Pulsera Project, a fair-trade non-profit organization that empowers and educates people in the United States and Central America

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Commissioners grant conditional use permit to Riverview, LLP for agricultural processing plant

The Stevens County Board of Commissioners approved a conditional use permit (CUP) for Riverview, LLP at their April 2 regular meeting. Before the regular board meeting, the Planning Commission met on March 18 to hear the CUP request from Riverview, LLP. The proposed is to construct and operate an agricultural processing plant that will process

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TESTIFY: Americana from Slavery to Today exhibit at Morris Public Library

The Morris Public Library is hosting a photo gallery exhibit through April 15 during open hours. The exhibit, called Testify: Americana from Slavery to Today, features images of art and artifacts from the Diane and Alan Page Collection.  Alan Page is a retired Minnesota state Supreme Court Judge and a former professional football player. He

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