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

October-December
St. Mary's Fall Enrichment Classes 
Register Online HERE or visit the St. Mary's School Office
Open to all area students

Thursday, October 19th 
Briggs Library Annual Book Sale
10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Oyate Hall, Student Center- UMM

Thursday, October 19th 
Someplace Safe Day of Purple
To request day of purple stickers and posters, please contact your local Someplace Safe Office or email: newsletter@someplacesafe.info 

Thursday, October 19th 
FREE Movie Matinee
2 p.m.
Morris Public Library

Thursday, October 19th 
"Hopi Runners: Crossing the Terrain between Indian and American" 
7 p.m.
HFA 6- UMM Campus
Free and open to the public

Thursday, October 19th 
"Water and What We Know: Following the Roots of a Northern Life"
7 p.m.
Briggs Library, Lower Level- UMM Campus
Free and open to the public

Friday, October 20th
Annual Vintage Fall Sale
6-8 p.m.
309 West 10th St.- Morris
Featuring Junk by Jenny, Drops of Sunshine and The Pop-Up Bakery
Pre-Shop HERE

Sunday & Monday October 22nd and 23rd 
Auditions for "Nanny Clause: The North Pole Nanny Auditions"
6 p.m.
Morris Area High School Theater 
Click HERE for more Info 

Monday, October 23rd 
Open House for Federated Telephone
1-6 p.m.
201 State Hwy. 9 S- Morris, MN
FREE and open to the public

Monday, October 23rd 
Fall into Health
5-8 p.m.
Morris Area Elementary School
FREE and open to the public

Monday, October 23rd 
Musical Impressions: The Art of George Morrison
7 p.m.
Morris Public Library 
FREE and open to the public

Tuesday, October 24th 
2017 Barber Lecture
7:30 p.m.
HFA Recital Hall- UMM Campus
FREE and open to the public

Thursday, October 26th 
Pomme de Terre Local Waters Conversations & Open House
4-7 p.m.
Old No. 1- Morris 

Thursday, October 26th
Panel Discussion: "From Farm to Store: Challenges Facing Rural Food Systems"
3:30 p.m.
HFA 45- UMM Campus
FREE and open to the public

Thursday, October 26th
Informational Meeting on Morris Public Schools Referendum
4:30 p.m.
Moccasin Flower Room, Student Center- UMM Campus
FREE and open to the public

Thursday, October 26th 
"Keeping the Lights On: Challenges in Feeding Rural Minnesota"
6:30 p.m.
HFA 6- UMM Campus
FREE and open to the public

Tuesday, October 31st 
Federated Church's 4th Annual Trunk or Treat
5-7 p.m.
Federated Church- Morris
FREE and fun for the whole family!

Friday, November 3rd
FREE Movie Matinee
2 p.m.
Morris Public Library 

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

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

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!