Archive for Dassel

Funeral notice: Neal E. Sandstede, 78, of Centennial, CO, formerly of Dassel

DASSEL, MN – Neal Edward Sandstede, age 78, of Centennial, CO, formerly of Dassel, passed away peacefully in his sleep Monday, March 30, 2020.   Memorial services will take place Saturday, April 4 at 10 a.m. at the Olinger Hampton Mortuary, and virtual attendance is offered for friends and relatives.   A private interment will take place at the Dassel Community Cemetery with the Rev. Laurie O’Shea officiating.
The Johnson Funeral Home in Dassel is in charge of the interment arrangements.
If desired, memorial contributions may be made to Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation.

Rec-Tech Outdoor Solutions Updated COVID-19 Statement







Dear Valued Customers,

At Rec-Tech Outdoor Solutions, our top priority is the health and safety of our customers and employees. We have been paying close attention to this ever-changing situation, and we are proactively adapting and creating policies to address concerns surrounding COVID-19 (coronavirus).

Our Plato, 200 4th Ave, SE, retail location will be temporarily closed due to Governor Waltz’s Emergency Executive Stay at Home Order 20-20 and all of our efforts to keep people, including our staff and customers safe. We will continue to accept and answer customer calls and emails during this time. Our retail location will reopen for customers when official notice regarding changes or removal of the order is given.

We are following local, national, and federal health recommendations to help slow the spread of the virus and keep those at increased risk safer. We are following specific recommendations from the Center for Disease Control and the Minnesota Department of Health.


State of Minnesota:

We will continue to evaluate this situation and provide updates as things change. We thank you in advance for your business and understanding during this time of fluidity, and we look forward to continuing to serve your needs. Simply visit to stay up to date with any further changes.


Rec-Tech Outdoor Solutions


Funeral notice: Steve E. Dille, 75, of Dassel

DASSEL, MN – Stephen Everett Dille, age 75, of Dassel, entered eternal life Wednesday, March 25, 2020 in Dassel. A memorial service will take place at a later date. Arrangements are with the Johnson-Hagglund funeral home in Litchfield.  In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.

Zero incidents of COVID-19 transmission from print surfaces

According to Earl J. Wilkinson, Executive Director and CEO of the International News Media Association (INMA) there has never been a documented incident whereby the COVID-19 virus has been transmitted from a print newspaper, print magazine, print letter, or print package, according to the world’s top doctors and scientists. Follow the link below for more information.

HLWW/DC symposium delivered updates on kids and mental health; social media

HLWW – Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted (HLWW) High School hosted a community symposium dedicated to the health and safety of students March 12.
HLWW and Dassel-Cokato Schools partner for the annual event, and trade hosting duties each year.
During the school day, students rotated through presentations from several organizations, including the Emily Program – body image and eating disorders; NAMI – National Alliance on Mental Illness; and MN Teen Challenge – substance abuse.
A free meal was offered at the HLWW Commons, and the symposium continued in the auditorium with speakers detailing mental health and social media issues impacting students locally, today.
See the March 20 editions of Herald Journal and the Enterprise Dispatch for full details.

Funeral notice: Pat Haapala, 81, of Dassel

DASSEL, MN – Patricia “Pat” Farrell Haapala, age 81, of Dassel, passed away Sunday, March 15, 2020, at the Augustana Lakeside Health Care Center in Dassel.  A memorial service will take place at a later date at the Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Dassel. The interment of the urn will be at the Dassel Community Cemetery in Dassel. In lieu of flowers, donations are preferred to be given to the Dassel Food Shelf.  Arrangements are with the Johnson Funeral Home – Dassel.