Morris Needs-Ride Board

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Timelapse of driving from Burnsville to Morris, MN
this is a video of me and a friend of mine driving to morris, mn with a isight camera on my dash. it recorded a frame every second for the 3hr drive.
due to the limitations of the G3 ibook that i used the video will seem to skip every second. there are pit stops in the video that i have shortened the time for so it doesn't get boring"

Updated Bulleting as of August 27th of 2004 @1pm:
-Driver to drive to or from Fergus during the weekends for Brett Mangan, who just started at Minn State Univ-Fergus this past Tuesday. Contact Sal
-Driver to bring P__ former UMM int'l student, to and from Fargo this weekend. Contact Sal

Morris Ride Board Network Connection

Posted: Thursday, January 6th 2005 @11am
UMM Ghanan Int'l Student looking for a ride to Morris from MSP Int'l Airport on Sunday, January 16th (arrival time @2:30p). For more info contact Sal or Mofuah 704.728.9206 (sister's # visiting in North Carolina) or Sharon Van Epps at UMM Center of Int'l Programs Phone: 320-589-6464 or e-mail

Passenger Date From To Contact Info Message
Monica (Soph at UMM-Int'l Stud from Malawi) Friday(s), August 26th 2005 Alexandria Morris 952.831.1012-Hotel (Twin Cities) RM #321 (952.831-5342-Front Desk)/td> Monica is in need of a ride around 5:15pm this evening when the Twin Cities Airport Shuttle Arrives in Alexandria (Traverse Inn Restaurant on Broadway)
? (new student from the Ivory Coast) Saturday, August 27th 2005 Alexandria Morris 320.589.6464-Sharon Van Epps of Center for Int'l Student Program at UMM's Morris Continuing Ed. Bldg ? is in need of a ride around (5:15pm?) afternoon-evening when the Twin Cities Airport Shuttle/Greyhound Arrives in Alexandria (Traverse Inn Restaurant on Broadway or M&H Gas Station by Holiday Inn)
Ishi & Shaheen Haji (UMM Prof-Faculty & Staff) Thursday, August 25th 2005 [Found One]->Monday, August 22nd & Saturday, September 3rd Morris MSP Int'l Airport 320.589.1856 O#320.589.6175 Would like to leave early (?) to catch a flight [Found One]
However, she is looking around for someone to pick hup her husband (Ishi) at the airport Monday, August 22nd around 12:30pm. Then she is looking for someone to pick both of them on Saturday, September 3rd around 12:30pm at the MSP Int'l Airport
*Note: If they don't find a ride, they plan to take the Airport Shuttle
Brett Mangan (Fr at MN State Univ-Ferugs) Friday(s), August 27th 2004 (NOT NEEDED) Fergus Falls Morris (Sunday) 218.736.1753 Would like to leave Fergus Friday(s) AM and come back to Fergus Sunday(s)PM

If you have any questions, please contact the Morris Ride Connector-Sal at cell 651.338.2929 or H#320.585.5573 (wait for 6+ rings for answer machine please). Your prayers and help is very much appreciated to get these rides connected. Please feel free to contact me at if you would like to be listed as a potential driver in the future (destanation, time, contact info, preference (gas$), etc...) Thanks!

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Morris (Minnesota) Area Rideboard Network

UMM Rideboard

  • Morris Transit call 589.1000

  • Fares (effective 1/1/01)
    Mon-Fri 6AM to 6 PM
    If scheduled 2 hours in advance
    Mon-Fri 6 PM to 10 PM,
    Saturday, Sunday or not scheduled 2 hours in advance

    West Central Area

  • Rainbow Rider

  • 401 Florence Avenue
    P.O. Box 136
    Lowry, MN 56349
    800-450-7770 M-F 6a-5p
    *Volunteer Ride Program (get paid for mileage for volunteering in carpooling!

  • Alex Transit

  • Travelers Inn
    (back entrance parking lot-across the street from bowling alley; between 5th & 6th Ave and Hawthorne Ave.-directions)
    511 Broadway Alexandria, MN 56308-1422
    320.762.1544 7 day a week @7am (departure time)-9:45am (arrival to MSP Int'l Airport)


  • Miscellanous
  • Minnesota Transit Links
  • Bus

  • Bus travel to the Twin Cities Posted by Judy Riley on Wednesday, Sep. 17, 2008 Event Date/Time: Friday, Sep. 26, 2008 6:00 pm Location: North Parking Lot

  • "Students at the University of Minnesota, Morris had a vision that they could provide an environmentally feasible and an economically possible way for campus folks who need to travel to the Twin Cities on the weekend. They worked to make it happen.
    UMM senior Doug Williams urged his friend, Patrick Chester to campaign for Morris Campus Student Association (MCSA) president in part on the platform of working to provide a bus by which students, staff and faculty could travel from Morris to the Twin Cities. Now as MCSA president, Chester is making good on his campaign promise. The plan makes sense on a variety of fronts, said Williams.
    “It’s an environmentally sound idea,” explained Williams. “It will bring the campus closer to being carbon neutral by 2010, less cars on the road. It will also mean less wear and tear on many cars, while it won’t cause a great impact or create a ‘suitcase’ campus.” The bus route will travel to a concentrated area with stops in St. Cloud and Maple Grove.
    The contract with Ottertail Minn-Dakota Coaches out of Fergus Falls—the same company with which UMM contracts for all athletic travel—will begin September 26. Cost is $30 for students and $50 for staff and faculty. Tickets, which go on sale the morning of September 18, may be purchased in advance at the Information Desk in the Student Center.
    The weekend schedule for departures, stops and arrivals is:
    Friday 6 p.m. load North Lot Morris
    6:15 p.m. depart Morris
    7:45 p.m. arrive McStop St. Cloud/St.Augusta
    8 p.m. depart McStop
    8:45 p.m. arrive Maple Grove Transit Center

    7 p.m. load Maple Grove Transit Center
    7:15 p.m. depart Maple Grove
    8 p.m. arrive McStop St. Cloud/St. Augusta
    8:15 p.m. depart McStop
    9:45 p.m. arrive Morris

    The bus schedule for the 2008-2009 academic year begins on September 26 and continues September 28, October 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 21 (fall break), 24, 26, 31, November 2, 7, 9, 14, 16, 21 and 23."

  • Twin Cities Passenger Services, departs and arrives at UMM Student Center

  • MSP Airport Shutle (Executive Express) Shuttle



  • *referred by a co-worker (Lisa W.-thanks!) on Jan 07'
  • Greyhound, service/ticketing is from 6a-9p at Alexandria (down below)

  • click to "Site Index" (top)=> "all locations by state" (very top right list)=> "Minnesota"=>"Alexandria"
    5421 STATE HWY 29 S
    Alexandria MN 56308
    Telephone Numbers:
    Main: (320) 763-7390
    Greyhound Package Express: (320) 763-7390
    Charter: (800) 454-2487
  • Jefferson Lines, stops in Alex

  • *referred by Mukul (Aug 10')


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