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—

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Upcoming Events

Every Thursday in the summer

Morris Area Farmer's Market

3-6 p.m.

Morris Public Library Mall


Every Wednesday Night

FREE Adult Basic Education Classes

5:30-8:30 p.m.

Morris Area Elementary School 


Tuesday, August 14th 

DAC Stevens County Open House

4-6 p.m.

203 Green River Road- Morris

Larn about services, take a tour, enjoy burgers, free will donation 


Wednesday, August 15th 

Come Grow with Us: Garden Maintenance 101

5:15-6 p.m.

Horticulture Gardens- WCROC

For more info, visit: or call: (320) 589-1711


Wednesday, August 15th 

Stevens County Farm Bureau Annual Meeting & Membership Appreciation 

6 p.m.

Hancock West Side Park

RSVP by text or call (701) 640-0444 or email:


August 23rd 

Breastfeeding Essentials Class

6-8:30 p.m.

SCMC Lower Level

To register, call Alyssa Thooft: (320) 589-7623, or come to class!


Monday, August 27th

UMM Welcome Picnic

5-7:30 p.m.

East Side Park


Monday, August 27th-Wednesday, August 29th 

Feed my Starving Children Packing Event

Morris Area Elementary School

Click HERE to sign-up for a shift 


September 15th 

Chuck Suchy Concert

7:30 p.m.

Prairie Wind Players- Barrett, MN

$15 Tickets available at the door or purchase HERE


Thursday, November 15th

Parade of Lights

6 p.m.

Downtown Morris 



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!