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Pillagers prepare for first competition

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MORRIS -- Morris Area’s FIRST Robotics Team, the Plaid Pillagers, will take their competetive robot, the Plaidiator (like “gladiator”), to its first competition in Duluth on Thursday, March 7.

Prior to packing up the Plaidiator, the team tested the frisbee throwing mechanism in the Morris Area High School media center and at a practice course in Alexandria.

You can read more about this year's competition here. You can learn more about the Plaid Pillagers at their website,, or their Facebook page,