Welcome to Morris--where country charm meets urban convenience. A place to live, do business, and have fun with both family and friends. We hope this site will show you the wonderful opportunities Morris has to offer. Morris is a rural community on the prairie of West Central Minnesota. With an approximate population of 5,068, Morris is located 165 miles northwest of Minneapolis/St. Paul and 100 miles southeast of Fargo/Moorhead.Three state and federal highways pass through the community. The City of Morris is governed by a mayor and four council members, with a city-appointed manager. It also serves as the county seat for Stevens County. Founded in 1871, Morris received its name from Charles F. Morris, the chief engineer of the St. Paul and Pacific Railroad. It is a hub of agricultural research, information services, and trend-setting agri-businesses. Morris is in an area that includes many natural areas open to public hunting and other recreational activities, such as hiking, bird-watching, and photography. Morris is also home to the University of Minnesota Morris.
Driving Directions To Morris
Driving from the:
North, from the Fargo/Moorhead area:
Take Interstate 94 east to Fergus Falls. Take exit #61 for Highway 59 - Elbow Lake. Turn right and follow Hwy. 59 south to Morris. Approximate driving time: 2 hours.
South, from Sioux Falls area:
Take Interstate 29 north to Highway 12 (exit #207) to Milbank, SD. Follow Hwy. 12 to the intersection of Highway 59. Take Highway 59 north (left) to Morris. Approximate driving time: 3 hours.
East, from Minneapolis/St. Paul:
Take Interstate 94 west to Sauk Center (exit #127). Turn left onto Highway 71. Immediately after the truck stop, turn west (right) onto Highway 28. Watch closely for this turn! Continue west on Highway 28 to Morris. Approximate driving time: 3 hours.