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Construction for the Green Prairie Living and Learning Community began in December and is expected to be finished before students return to campus for the fall 2013 semester. Suite-style living will be available to students of all ages. (Kari Adams/UMM News Service)

Construction of ‘green dorm’ off to quick start in Morris, Minn.

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MORRIS — After five years of planning, the “Green Dorm” at the University of Minnesota, Morris is under construction and expected to be ready for students in fall 2013.


The Green Prairie Living and Learning Community is the first new dorm built on the campus in about 40 years, said T.J. Ross, associate director of the Office of Residential Life.

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Kim Ukura
Kim Ukura has served as the editor of the Morris Sun Tribune since August 2011. She graduated from the University of Minnesota, Morris in 2008 with degrees in English and journalism. She earned a master's degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 2010. Prior to returning to Morris to work at the Sun Tribune, she worked in trade publishing.