Archive for Happenings

Wright County Sherrif postpones National Night Out

WRIGHT COUNTY – Due to the current situation with COVID-19, and with a recommendation from National Night Out administrators, the Wright County Sheriff’s Office announces that the National Night Out event that typically takes place in August, will be postponed until Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020.

The Sheriff’s Office strongly believes in the community-building opportunity that National Night Out provides. For more information on National Night Out, visit  Anyone who has questions about the Sheriff’s Office role in National Night Out is encouraged to contact Sgt. Brian Johnson at

New Germany Dutchmen playing ball all weekend

NEW GERMANY – The New Germany Dutchmen have three games slated for this weekend.

Tonight, Friday, June 19, the team plays at Cologne at 7:30 p.m.

The team takes the field at home against Hamburg Saturday, June 20 at 2 p.m.

The Dutchmen close out the weekend at home against Young America Sunday, June 21 at 2 p.m.

Cokato City Swimming pool among few to open this summer

COKATO – The Cokato City Swimming Pool will open Monday, June 22.

In order to follow state guidelines regarding COVID-19, the City of Cokato is adjusting pool rules and operations,  and adjustments will be made as needed throughout the season.

Each day will be divided into “blocks” of time.  It will cost $2 per person, per each swim block.

Family and bonus passes are not available this year.  Cash and checks are the forms of accepted payment.

No toys, noodles, or floaties will be allowed.  Swim goggles and life jackets are permitted.

Social distancing of six feet between people will be observed, according to the Minnesota Department of Health’s current guidelines.

Upon pool entrance, patrons will be asked to respond to a short COVID-19 symptoms questionnaire.

The maximum capacity of the pool facility is 40 people.

Safety breaks of 10 minutes will be required hourly.

Swim blocks are divided like this: Monday through Saturday: noon to 1:50; 2 to 3:30; 4 to 5:50; and 6 to 8 p.m.

Sunday: 1 to 3:30 p.m. and 3:30 to 6 p.m.

All swimmers must exit the pool facility at the end of their swim block.  Pool area sanitizing will take place during swimming block changes.

After new waiting patrons are allowed to enter, if capacity limits allow, previous swimmers may re-enter once they pay for a second swim block.

Sidewalk Story Time fills Winsted Library windows

WINSTED – The Winsted Library is offering Sidewalk Story Times for youngsters.

It works like this: a story book is placed on display in the library’s windows.  People may stand outside and read the book pages displayed, or have someone read to them.

After the story is read, people may take a corresponding craft kit from the cart on the sidewalk.  The craft may then be completed at home.

A new story and craft kit will be available every other week.

The Winsted Library offers a summer reading program. Those interested may register for the program by stopping at the library during normal library hours; or by calling 320-485-3909; or via email at; or by messaging the library’s Facebook page.

Mayer Car and Cycle nights rev up for the summer beginning Wed., June 17

MAYER – Mayer has scheduled its first Car and Cycle Night of the 2020 season for Wed., June 17 from 5 to 8 p.m.

Upcoming car and cycle nights:
July 1 and 15
August 5 and 19
September 2, 16, and 30

The Mayer Car Show will take place Sat., July 11, and will consist of:
• A basic car show from  9 to 11:30 a.m. – no awards.
• Car cruise leaving at 11:30 a.m. after show
• 50 mile run to the west. Slow cruise – not a race.
• Free event for everyone.
• Spectators welcome.
•Pre-registration suggested.

ALL events will observe social distancing protocol.

For additional information, visit:


Wright County Swappers Meet open Saturday, June 13

SOUTH HAVEN – The Wright County Swap Meet will be open for business Saturday, June 13.  Shopping hours run from sunrise until approximately 1:30 p.m.

The Wright County Swappers Meet has grown into the largest seasonal outdoor market in Minnesota.

The meet attracts an average of 150 to 250 sellers on Saturdays, and more than 350 on holiday weekends.

The event is open every Saturday through the end of October.

Items for sale may include antiques, clothing, sporting goods, tools, music CDs and vinyl, video games, jewelry, collectables, home goods, arts and crafts, produce, flowers, trees, toys, and books.

Food vendors are on-site, and many weekends feature live music.  The meet is handicapped accessible.

More information is available here:

(Vendors will be wearing masks; visitors are encouraged to do so.)