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

Friday, October 19th 

Finger Knitting for Kids

2:30-3:30 p.m.

Morris Public Library

Kids ages first grade and up! Yarn provided. Sign up at the library.


Monday, October 22nd

Fall Into Health

5-7:30 p.m.

Morris Area Elementary School

Free community meal, information booths, lab draws, health Q & A, keynote speaker Aaron Hunnel


Monday, October 22nd 

Haunted Hay Rides

7-9 p.m.

Starting at Pomme de Terre Park

$3 or 3 non-perishable food items (donations will go to the food shelf)


Tuesday, October 23rd 

PAD Prairie Initiative Leg Pain Screening Event

10 a.m.- 1 p.m.

To register for this free screening, call: 320-589-4008 or email:


Thursday, October 25th 

Caring Hands Dental Hygiene Outreach Clinic

8 a.m.- 3 p.m.

Morris Area Elementary School

Contact Diane Strobel with questions: 320-585-2237


Thursday, October 25th 

Social Media Marketing Training

10 a.m.- 12 p.m,

Morris Public Library 

$10 per person. Sign up by calling the Chamber at: 589-1242 or the SCEIC at: 585-2609


Thursday, October 25th 

Gather in the Park

4:30-6:30 p.m.

East Side Park

Riase awareness on domestic violence. Children's Activities, speakers, food & more!


Thursday, October 25th 

Michael Bazzett reads from the "Popol Vuh"

7:30 p.m.

Brigg's Library- UMM Campus


Saturday, October 27th 

Halloween in the Halls

2-4 p.m.

Student Center- UMM


Saturday, October 27th 

Halloween Festival

2-4 p.m.

Stevens County Historical Museum

Bug making, face painting, pumpkin bowling, escape room and more!

$2 suggested donation. Please bring an item for the food shelf! Costumes optional. 


Tuesday, October 30th 

Puppets & Dancers

4 p.m.

Morris Public Library

Multi-media flamenco puppet show! All are welcome.


Wednesday, October 31st 

Trunk or Treat

2-6 p.m.

Heartland Motor Company

FREE trick or treat bags, candy, hot cocoa and giveaways!


Wednesday, October 31st

Trunk or Treat

5-7 p.m.

Federated Church

A safe alternative to Halloween! Fun for the whole family!


Thursday, November 1st 

Fall Soup Supper

5-7 p.m.

Faith Lutheran Church

Serving 4H Soup, Sandwiches and more! Free will donation accepted. 


Thursday, November 15th

Parade of Lights

6 p.m.

Downtown Morris 


November 20th & 21st

Auditions for "A Christmas Line: A North Pole Musical"

6:30-7:30 p.m.

Morris Area Elementary School- Concert Hall

No fees, all are welcome!

For more information, click HERE


Saturday, December 1st 

Morris Holiday Stroll

Downtown Morris


Saturday, December 8th 

Santa Day & FREE Movie 

Morris Theatre


Sautrday, Devember 15th 

FREE Reindeer Rides


September 6-8th 2019

Prairie Pioneer Days



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!