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Jennifer Kay Hanson

Jennifer Kay Hanson, age 36 of Wheaton, Minnesota, passed away Tuesday, June 22, 2021, at the Traverse Care Center in Wheaton, MN. Visitation for Jennifer Hanson will be held Sunday, June 27, 2021, from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Wheaton, MN. Visitation will continue...
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City Probably Not Going in on Final Phase of Softball Complex

While the Morris School District this week set aside over $200,000 for the fourth and final phase of the Softball Complex project, Morris City Manager Blaine Hill explained on the KMRS Community Connection that though the City contributed to the initial phases of the project they will likely not take a swing at this last stage.
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Miss Morris and Miss Midwest Compete for Miss Minnesota

Miss Morris Nicole Gillespie and Miss Midwest Meghan Payne will be competing 7 p.m. tonight in the 2021 Miss Minnesota Scholarship Competition at Grace Church Auditorium in Eden Prairie. The top 12 candidates will make it to the Finals Round at 7 p.m. Friday. Due to COVID, the two have been wearing their crowns for two years. The competition is being livestreamed on the Miss Minnesota web page.
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MPCA Officials Want to Visit Morris for Electric Bus Event

As the Morris School District awaits possession of two electric school busses that it was granted by the State of Minnesota, Superintendent Troy Ferguson revealed at Monday’s Morris School Board meeting that officials from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency want to visit Morris to help mark the occasion. Speaking on the KMRS Community Connection, Ferguson said:
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Wahpeton man enters guilty pleas, sentenced to 366 days

A Wahpeton man has been sentenced to more than one year with the North Dakota Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Cody Christopher Staton, 25, appeared Monday, June 21 before Richland County District Court. Staton entered guilty pleas to one charge of burglary and one charge of possession of stolen property valued between $1,000-$10,000.
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City Council Accepts FAA Grant for Airport

The Morris City Council accepted a Federal Aviation Administration grant for the Airport Runway Extension Phase 2 Project at their meeting on Tuesday evening. The $4.6 million federal contract will pay for 100 percent of the project’s costs, although a state grant application has to be filed as a formality. City Manager Blaine Hill told the Council that federal officials are eager to start the work at the Morris Airport.
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Westrom’s Ag Budget Bill Heads to Governor

The Minnesota Senate passed Senator Torrey Westrom’s (R-Elbow Lake) Agriculture budget bill on Tuesday to support Minnesota agriculture and rural development. The comprehensive legislation is focused on helping Minnesota farmers while spurring innovation in the agriculture industry. Westrom said the bill makes crucial investments to improve biofuel infrastructure by helping gas stations sell higher blends of biofuels.
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Scott Edward Davidson

Scott Edward Davidson, age 61 of Hoffman, Minnesota, passed away Monday, June 21, 2021, at his residence. Graveside services for Scott Davidson will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 26, 2021, at Riverside Cemetery, Campbell, MN. Lunch will follow at the Campbell Community Center. Arrangements are with Erickson-Smith...
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School Board Approves Insurance Proposal

The Morris School Board approved at their Monday night meeting an insurance proposal from Bremer Insurance that is set to begin July 1. In summarizing the salient points for the KMRS Community Connection, Morris Schools Superintendent Troy Ferguson said the worker’s comp numbers went down a bit, but the policy itself has been increased to adjust to rising construction costs and to ensure the District is covered in the event of a catastrophe.
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Titan Machinery – Elbow Lake

Titan Machinery needs to add an experienced Service Technician to our team in Elbow Lake, Minnesota! As a Service Technician/Diesel Mechanic you will perform machinery diagnostics, repairs, maintenance, and pre-delivery work on heavy equipment, with a high level of quality and efficiency. We offer an excellent compensation package and a signing bonus is available, depending on experience. For more information log in to www.titanmachinery.com/careers or contact Titan Machinery at 701.356.0130 today.
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LaVonne Catherine (Wolbersen) Rosdahl

LaVonne Rosdahl of Isanti, Minnesota, formerly of Morris and Wheaton, MN, passed away Saturday, December 12, 2020 on her 87th birthday at Avera Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Public Graveside Service will be held Saturday, July 10, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at St. John Lutheran Cemetery, rural Wheaton, MN.
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Crops are dry, interrupted by hit-and-miss rains

WHEATON, Minn. — Timely rains. These will be vital for a farming season that is generally dry, says Vaughn Maudal, who farms with his family in the Wheaton, Minn., area. Maudal, 57, and his wife, Julie, raise corn and soybeans. The Vaughns are backed by sons, Cameron, 25, and Carson, 23. (Cameron is full-time as a grain buyer at the Browns Valley, Minn., location for the Wheaton-Dumont Co-Op Elevator. Vaughn is the current board president.)
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Public Safety Collaboration For Search & Rescue Training

Saturday June 12th public safety responders from Douglas, Grant, Pope, Stevens and Traverse Counties came together to learn how to conduct a safe, efficient, and effective search. Search and rescue can be operational for aircraft crashes, missing persons to include children abductions or Alzheimer’s patients who wander away. See The...
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Willmar Uses Big Third Inning To Slip Past Morris In Jr. Legion

MORRIS – Willmar erased an early deficit with a big third inning and edged Morris 8-7 in Jr. Legion baseball from Chizek Field in Morris on Tuesday. Morris grabbed a 6-0 lead through two innings, but Willmar erupted for seven runs in the third to take a brief lead, before Morris tied it in the bottom half at seven. Willmar reclaimed the lead in the fourth and held the 5039ers scoreless from there.
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Weather Forecast For Morris

Here’s the forecast for the next four days in Morris: Tuesday, June 22: Sunny during the day; while mostly clear overnight; Wednesday, June 23: Sunny during the day; while chance of showers and thunderstorms overnight; Thursday, June 24: Chance of showers and thunderstorms during the day; while chance of
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Jeffrey Warren Lang

Jeffrey Warren Lang, age 75 of Barrett, Minnesota, passed away on Monday, June 21, 2021, at his residence. Visitation for Jeff Lang will be Friday, June 25, 2021, from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at Peace Lutheran Church in Barrett, MN. Memorial services for Jeffrey Warren Lang will be at...
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Morris School Board Votes to Set Aside Money for Phase 4 of Softball Complex

The Morris School Board approved a motion by a 6 to 1 vote to set aside an additional $223,000 for the fourth and final phase of the new Softball Complex on the grounds of the University of Minnesota Morris. In his presentation to the School Board, Bryan Herrmann, U of M Morris Vice Chancellor for Finance and Facilities, said that $977,000 has already been expended for the first three phases of the project, with $90,000 still needed to finish up remaining details like lighting. In describing what the final phase would encompass, Herrmann noted that current construction prices are not favorable to this project.
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Kerkhoven Rallies Past Morris, Glenwood-Lowry Routs LP/GE

KERKHOVEN – Kerkhoven scored five runs in the bottom of the sixth for a come-from-behind victory over Morris 6-5. Morris led 4-1 before thing unraveled in the sixth, they got one back in the seventh but their bid at a comeback came up short. Zach Bruns hit two doubles and...
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Verla Ehlke – Fergus Falls, MN

Verla Ehlke, 89, of Fergus Falls died Wednesday, June 16, 2021 at Pioneer Care. Funeral services were Saturday, June 19, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. at Glende-Nilson Funeral Home of Fergus Falls. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery in Campbell, MN. Visitation was one hour prior to the service. She was born on February 28, 1932 in the Wright Hospital, Fergus Falls, the daughter of Henry and Rose (Fyffe) VanHovel. She was baptized in the First Baptist Church in Breckenridge and attended Campbell Elementary and High School. Verla and Delwin C. Ehlke were married on June 14, 1953 in the First Baptist Church in Campbell, MN. Del was drafted into the U.S. Army, they lived in Ft. Riley, KS and El Paso, TX. Verla returned to Campbell when Del served in Germany. Verla and Del lived in Campbell, then moved to Wendell where they lived until moving to Battle Lake in 1986. Verla was a homemaker who enjoyed raising her children. She had worked at Mendelson Egg Plant in Elbow Lake, she sewed for three years with Rosenblatts, was employed for a short time with Medallion Kitchens, then ten years with Thom Linen, all of Fergus Falls. Verla resided at Pioneer Care for the last six years. Verla enjoyed flowers, gardening and yard work. She did a lot of sewing and craftwork for her family and sewed a lot of her children’s clothing. In her later years, she enjoyed coloring. Verla enjoyed her family and especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a devout Christian and wasn’t afraid to share her faith. She had been a member of the Lawrence Presbyterian Church, Grace Evangelical Free Church of Elbow Lake, Bethel Lutheran Church and the Church of the Nazarene, both of Fergus Falls, the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church of Battle Lake and Stavanger Lutheran Church of rural Fergus Falls. She is survived by five children: LaRae (George) Stebe of Fergus Falls, Jayne Cunningham of Milwaukee, WI, Julie McColm of Fargo, ND, Phil (Lezli) Ehlke of Bemidji, MN and Wayne (Barb) Ehlke of Aurora, CO; 15 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and her brother, Kenton VanHovel of Fergus Falls. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and her sister, Velma M. Angell. Glende-Nilson Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Battle Lake was in charge of arrangements. Condolences can be made online at www.GlendeNilson.com.
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