Morris — Prairie Oasis

A unique combination of agriculture and culture, Morris is a great place to visit, to explore, to work and to live, in spring, summer, fall or winter.

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Welcome to Morris, Minnesota

Originally a small town on the prairie, Morris is currently home to the historic campus of the University of Minnesota, the Stevens County courthouse, a wealth of business and industry, including a major healthcare hub, manufacturing that serves a world-wide clientele, and a host of educational, recreational, and social opportunities.

Morris’ most defining natural attribute is the Pomme de Terre River, which lies along the outskirts of the city, and is the perfect representation of our unique community. The river brings together the pieces of our diverse, world-class cultures and our down-to-earth agriculture and industry.

The Pomme de Terre River feeds into the Upper and Lower Pomme lakes, and serves as host to a growing network of hiking and biking trails, canoeing, fishing, and boating options, as well as numerous parks that hold campgrounds, picnic shelters, athletic areas, and mile after mile of rolling green hills. Just minutes from the river are ten acres of gorgeous flowers and shrubs at the horticulture gardens, where community members host master gardener classes, families attend weddings, photographers seek out their perfect backdrops, and countless visitors stroll through the grounds from spring until fall. The scenic outlook offers a view of Morris, the river, and all the beauty that nature provides in.

Our scenic small city in the heartland also boasts plentiful employment and a superior quality of life. Whether you like fine dining, outdoor recreation, or just want to unwind in our peaceful prairie fields, if you explore Morris, you will find—

It All Starts Here!

Parade of Lights

Thursday, November 16th 6 p.m.

Upcoming Events

Thursday, November 16th
Holiday Open House
2:30-5:30 p.m.
Rentz Agency
Warm up with cider, coffee and cookies and sign up for door prizes before the Parade of Lights! 

Thursday, November 16th 
Candy Cane Dash
5:45 p.m.
Downtown Morris
$20 Adults, $15 Kids (12 and under). Prizes awarded. Proceeds go to Salvation Army. 

Thursday, November 16th
Parade of Lights
6 p.m.
Downtown Morris

Saturday, November 18th 
Arts, Crafts & Etc. Day
9-11 a.m.
Morris Area High School Cafeteria 
All crafts may be done for a small fee while supplies last. For more info, contact Stevens County 4-H at: for more info 

Saturday, November 18th 
Friends & Family Night
6-9 p.m.
Be Mobile

Sunday, November 19th 
Annual Fall Festival
11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Kongsvinger Lutheran Church
Adults $10, Children $5 (10 and under)

Monday, November 20th 
Sons of Norway Meeting
6:30 p.m.
Morris American Legion

Tuesday, November 21st
Hallway walking, free coffee and free movie
9 a.m.
Morris Area Elementary School
Movie "The Hollars"

Tuesday, November 21st 
Native American Dance Troupe
6 p.m.
Edson Auditorium- UMM
Free and open to the public

Tuesday, November 21st 
Men of Life Testimonies
6:30 p.m.
Superior Industries Training Center 
Call Ryan at 289-6203 or HERE for more details 

Thursday, November 23rd 
7th Annual Courage Cottage Turkey Trot 
8 a.m.
Courage Cottage
Click HERE to pre-register 

Friday, November 24th
Free Fire Truck Rides with Santa
12-2 p.m.
Morris Theatre

Friday, November 24th 
FREE Movie "Rock Dog"
2 p.m.
Morris Theatre
Sponsored by the Morris Theatre

Tuesday, November 28th 
Opening Reception for the Morris Theatre Exhibit
6-8 p.m.
Stevens County Historical Museum
Free and open to the public

Saturday, December 2nd 
2nd Annual Holiday Stroll
9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Business demos, specials, craft sale, bake sale and more!

Saturday, December 2nd
2017 Holiday Soiree: Sounds of the Season
Meal 6 p.m., Concert 7:30 p.m.
Student Center, Oyate Hall
Tickets available starting November 1st

Sunday, December 3rd
2017 Holiday Soiree: Sounds of the Season
Meal 12:30 p.m., Concert 2 p.m.
Student Center, Oytate Hal
Tickets avilable starting November 1st 

Monday, December 4th 
Breastfeeding Essentials Class
6-8:30 p.m.
SCMC Lower Level
$20 to register. Call Alyssa Thooft at 589-7623, or come to class

Wednesday, December 6th 
Our Energy Future: Stevens County
5:30-8:30 p.m.
West Central Research and Outreach Center
RSVP and learn more by clicking HERE

Friday, December 8th 
The Snowman Family Concert
4 p.m. & 7 p.m.
HFA Recital Hall- UMM
Tickets $5 Adults, Seniors/Students $1, Children (0-12) Free
Tickets available at the door

Saturday, December 9th 
Santa Day
12-4 p.m.
Morris Theatre
FREE Pictures with Santa from 12-2 p.m. and FREE movie "Polar Express" at 2 p.m.

Friday, December 15th 
Ugly Holiday Sweater Day
Wear your ugly holiday sweater to participating businesses and receive a prize or discount!

Friday, December 22nd
Grand Prize Drawing for $500 Chamber Cash

More Events


City of Morris

Whether you’re a current resident or are looking for information about our small town on the prairie with the big city culture and education, this is the place to find it!

Chamber of Commerce

Not only does the Chamber serve as your information hub, we also provide relocation services and insider knowledge for visitors looking for a unique “agri-cultural” experience.

Stevens County Economic Improvement Commission, Inc.

SCEIC provides economic services for existing and startup businesses, including business plan development and loan packaging.

Explore Minnesota

Read about Morris' own Horticulture Display Garden, an All America Selections Trial Grounds featured on Explore Minnesota!