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!



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 


Thursday, September 20th 

Someplace Safe Oktoberfest Fundraiser 

Doors Open at 6 p.m.

Old No. 1

Live Music, Beer/Wine Tasting, German Food Samplings, Raffle, Games, Silent Auction and more!

Tickets are $25 at Someplace Safe locations or online HERE


September 20th 

Work of Art: Business Skills for Artists

5:30-8 p.m.

Morris Public Library

Every 3rd Tuesday of the month

Register for workshops HERE


September 21st-23rd 

UMM Homecoming

Click HERE for full list of events


September 22nd 

Honoring Sculpture Dedication

10 a.m.

UMM Campus Mall

Ceremony with traditional feast to follow


Monday, September 24th

Morris Community Meal 

5:30 p.m.

Faith Lutheran Church

FREE and open to the public


Tuesday, September 25th 

Brian Moser Cancer Benefit Supper

4:30-7 p.m.

Old No. 1 Southside

Spaghetti Supper, Free Will Offering & Auction


Wednesday, September 26th

Girl Scout Sign Up

5:30-6:30 p.m.

Morris Public Library


Wednesday, September 26th 

A Conversation with Tracy Chou

7 p.m.

Edson Auditorium- UMM Campus


Wednesday, September 26th 

Banned Books Reading

8-9 p.m.

Stone's Throw Cafe

Sign up on the Library's Facebook page, or in person at the library!


Thursday, September 27th 

Founders Scholar Convention

7 p.m.

Imholte Hall #109- UMM Campus

"What is Writing For?" with Tisha Turk


Friday, September 28th 

Morris Area Homecoming Parade

Contact Jodi Arndt: 585-2201 to register your entry.

Go Tigers!


Friday, September 28th 

CAC Convocations Presents Leigh Anne Tuohy

7 p.m.

Edson Auditorium- UMM Campus


Thursday, October 4th 

Todd Green Concert

6:30 p.m.

Morris Area Elementary School- Concert Hall

FREE Admission


Fridays starting October 5th

Morris American Legion Meat Raffle

7 p.m.

Morris American Legion


Saturday, October 13th

Zion Lutheran Church Fall Bazaar

9 a.m.- 1 p.m.

Zion Lutheran Church

Baked goods, noon lunch, crafts, cards, produce and much more!


Tuesday, October 16th 

FREE coffee, treats and movie

9:45 a.m.

Morris Area Elementary School- Concert Hall

"Won't You Be My Neighbor"


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,

AgeCountry- Morris

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


Thursday, November 15th

Parade of Lights

6 p.m.

Downtown Morris 


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!