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Morris is a town in Stevens County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 5,286 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Stevens County.

The town is home to the University of Minnesota Morris (UMM), part of the University of Minnesota system. The first buildings on campus were constructed in 1887 as the Morris Industrial School for Indians, a boarding school run by Roman Catholic nuns of the Sisters of Mercy, under contract to the federal government to serve Native Americans from reservations in the region. In 1898 the federal government took the school over to be operated by the Office of Indian Affairs (now the Bureau of Indian Affairs) in order to introduce a more progressive curriculum. In 1908, the school facility was one of five transferred to states under a program to concentrate Indian schools on reservations, rather than in distant boarding schools. The state agreed to allow American Indians to attend the college tuition free.

Since 1910, programs and facilities have been added to what was originally an agricultural college; in 1960, it became a liberal arts college and part of the state university system. Today UMM is one of the largest employers in Morris. It ranks second behind Superior Industries.

On 9 July 1975, Morris was the site of the largest earthquake of the last century in the state, rated at 4.6 in magnitude. Eighteen years later, on 4 June 1993, another quake slightly shook the community. This one measured 4.1 in magnitude and ranks as the third-largest earthquake in Minnesota of the 1900s.

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Schools in and around Morris, MN

Name
University of Minnesota-Morris
Four or more years; Public; $11,322 average out-state tuition; $11,322 average in-state tuition
Alexandria Technical & Community College
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $4,642 average out-state tuition; $4,642 average in-state tuition
Minnesota State Community and Technical College
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $4,662 average out-state tuition; $4,662 average in-state tuition
Ridgewater College
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $4,653 average out-state tuition; $4,653 average in-state tuition
Sisseton Wahpeton College
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $3,450 average out-state tuition; $3,450 average in-state tuition
Minnesota West Community and Technical College
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $9,896 average out-state tuition; $4,948 average in-state tuition
North Dakota State College of Science
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $9,590 average out-state tuition; $3,592 average in-state tuition

Morris, MN Scholarships

Name Amount Deadline
David Arver Memorial Scholarship $1,000 April 01, 2017
Marion Maccarrell Scott Scholarship Varies January 31, 2017
TSI Inc./Arthur J. Abrams Scholarship Varies February 17, 2017