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The city of Morris's water treatment plant is part of $998 million in public construction projects included in a bonding bill signed May 30 by Governor Mark Dayton. Morris City Manager Blaine Hill said the city's portion of bonding bill money wouldn't be official until a review by a state agency and funds are designated for allocation some time in late June, yet, it's good news for Morris. "It looks really good," Hill said. "I think we will get what we were asking for."
Ira Hoffman received his Eagle Scout award in a ceremony held Wednesday at First Lutheran Church in Morris.
A steam engine pulled into Morris May 30 for a brief stop on a trip to the Red River Valley. The train was on its way for an overnight in Breckenridge.
Andi Louise Van Kempen was born on May 26, 2017 at Stevens Community Medical Center in Morris to Rochelle and Jamie Van Kempen of Morris. Andi weighed 6 pounds, 14 ounces and was 19 1/2 inches long. Grandparents are Ellen and Mark Langer from Pierz, Minnesota and Steve and Jill Van Kempen of Morris. Great-grandparents are Kenny Lindor of Cyrus, Blanche Van Kempen of Morris, and Robert and Mary Anne Pavel from Forest Lake, Minnesota.
The Morris fire department responded to an early morning call on Tuesday.
The USDA Agricultural Research Service lab in Morris is slated to be closed under President Donald Trump's budget but a local advocacy group is already working to make sure it doesn't happen.
A big bowl of dough twirls on an electric mixer. It sounds a bit like the agitator motion of a washing machine as the dough gently twisting through the mixer, the sound filling the background as Billie Osterman molds mounds of dough into smaller mounds. Osterman pats the dough, raises her hand and sprinkles some flour on the top. "All the dough is made from scratch," Osterman said. Now that it is graduation season in the area, the bakery department at Willie's SuperValu in Morris will need lots of that scratch dough.
"And whether you were drafted, enlisted, impressed or maybe shanghaied, every man and women who ever served signed a contract with the government.and that contract included up to and including your life. Sadly, as we realize, that contract was called in many, many times."
To the editor: Thank you to the people of our community and the businesses for supporting the poppy distributions during the American Legion Auxiliary's Poppy Days. The American Legion Auxiliary distributes the memorial poppies to remind Americans that millions sacrificed their lives and helped to keep our nation free. The brilliant red blooms of the poppy become a sign of hope and renewal.